Copyright and Fair Use Statement and Citation Information

Materials on the Southeast Asia Digital Library World Wide Web site are protected under copyright laws unless so noted. These materials have been made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, but may not be used for any commercial purpose. Permission to make a single copy of any material on this website through print, photocopying, or downloading to a computer terminal is granted without the need to seek prior consent, on the express condition that you properly cite the source in all copies.Exception: Video is not available for download. (Please see the citation information below.)

For other uses of materials from the Southeast Asia Digital Library Web site (for example, commercial products, publication, broadcast, mirroring, reuse on a website, or anything else that does not fall under concepts relating to "fair use") you are required to seek permission from the Project Director in advance. Contact information is given below. When requesting permission, please be prepared to refer specifically to the information you intend to use and provide details regarding your planned use.

Those inquiring about these uses should contact:

Drew E. VandeCreek
Director of Digital Projects
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Telephone: (815) 753-7179

Citation Information

To cite sources you should include all applicable and available information available regarding:


  • Material title 
  • Name of author, editor, compiler, arranger, translator, creator, agent 
  • Publication information for the print version (publisher location, publisher and date)
  • Southeast Asia Digital Library, Northern Illinois University Libraries
  • Name of owning institution
  • Date you accessed the source


A Word About Sources

The Southeast Asia Digital Library’s World Wide Web site presents a large, searchable database of primary source materials from libraries and museums in Southeast Asia. Nevertheless, these materials make up only a small fraction of the collections available in the institutions taking part in this project.

This project has developed with the original goal of making primary source materials available to individuals who are often unable to travel to these libraries, museums, and archives to take advantage of them. We also hope that this project will encourage students and other non-scholars to visit libraries, museums and archives to examine the vast amounts of historical materials that remain there, undigitized.