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Title: 540 - Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note (R)

The 540 Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note
tag in the MARC 21 Bubliographic record contains 
information about terms governing the use of the 
materials after access has been provided. The terms 
of use include copyrights, film rights, trade 
restrictions, etc. that restrict the right to 
reproduce, exhibit, fictionalize, quote, etc. 

RDA provides guidelines on recording restriction on use in instructing to record the restriction as specifically as possible including the nature and duration of the restriction.

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     540    _aFor private home use only.

     540    _aFor private home or educational use 

     540    _aNo known restrictions on publication.

     540    _aRestricted: Copying allowed only for 
              non-profit organizations.

     540    _aRestricted: Information on 
              reproduction rights available at the 
              Reference Desk.