Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (ROPSI)
University of Brighton Libraries Statement of Public Task
This statement, revised annually, sets
out the functions that are within the University of Brighton’s Library
Service’s public task under the EU Directive on the Re-use of Public Sector Information 2015.
The five University of Brighton Libraries are
centrally administered by the Library Services Division of Information
Services. It operates within a complex Higher Education environment.
Each library is different in terms of building size, opening hours and
the selection of printed books and journals they contain. Each library
has a team of staff that includes Information Advisers, a User Services
Librarian and Resource Assistants, led by the Information Services
Manager. Library Services as a whole is subject to internal regulatory
processes and to applicable external legislation. As a critical learning
resource it's central to the student experience at Brighton.
Library Services operates in line with the following core functions:
- To support the teaching, learning and research activities of the
University through the provision of information resources, both in
print and in electronic formats;
- To provide support and training to students in order that they may most effectively use the Library’s resources;
- To develop the Library collections and associated work-study environments in line with changing user needs;
- To engage with the student cohort and with academic staff in order
to ensure that the appropriate levels of user feed-back are maintained;
- To engage with the local community through the provision of external membership and walk-in visitor arrangements.
Examples of the types of information available
The Library does not have a dedicated budget for
digitisation, and will charge fees for supply and licensing of content
to meet its costs.
Requests for re-use must be made in writing either by email or letter.
Please fill out the Request Form (.doc) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to:
Information Services Manager
St. Peters House Library
16-18 Richmond Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0GE
In accordance with the ROPSI 2015 Regulations
any requests for re-use will be addressed within 20 working days or an
explanation provided if a delay is anticipated. Where the request for
information is complex or lengthy, processing may take longer. In such
cases, we will advise you accordingly. Where we are able to release the
requested information for your re-use, we would normally link this to a
licence covering your use. You must adhere to the terms of any licence
that we issue to you. This may be on a without-cost basis or we may
offer the licence to you based upon a charge. The University of Brighton
reserves the right to refuse a request for the re-use of information
under the regulations. Should this situation arise, we will explain to
you our reasons for refusing your application.
Limitations of PSI Requests
Please note that there are some limitations
that may restrict the release of information for re-use. These include
where the copyright is not held by the University, where personal data
is involved or where release would not be agreed if a similar
application had been made under existing access legislation, such as the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The Screen Archives South East and the Design Archives operate separate from Library Services. Library Services can't process PSI requests for either of these archives.
Complaints in relation to re-use of Public Sector Information Task will be reviewed internally by emailing email@example.com
If you are dissatisfied with how we respond
to your complaint you may escalate it to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).