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Preservation, Security, or Research Use of an Unpublished Work

Under section 108(b), a library or archive may make three copies of an unpublished work in its collection “solely for purposes of preservation and security” or “for deposit for research use in another library” if that other library meets the open-collection requirement of section 108(a)(2). A copy that is made in digital format may not be distributed or made available to the public outside the premises of the library or archive.