vHMML Terms of Use

vHMML contains both open access and copyrighted material.

The textual content of vHMML Folio, Lexicon, Reference, and School are available for reuse under a Creative Commons Noncommercial 4.0 License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

The manuscript metadata in vHMML Reading Room is available for reuse under a Creative Commons 4.0 License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

Metadata in Museum is available for reuse under a Creative Commons 4.0 License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

Images in Museum are available for resuse under a Creative Commons Noncommercial 4.0 License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

The code that runs vHMML is available at no cost on Github for reuse under a Creative Commons Noncommercial 4.0 License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

The institutions allowing images of their manuscripts and printed books to be accessible on vHMML retain certain rights associated with the images. By using vHMML, you agree not to copy or redistribute images from HMML's partner libraries without prior authorization from HMML. Misuse of images may lead to suspension of your account.

The following institutions have given permission for images of their manuscripts or printed works to be used on vHMML but retain all rights related to those images:

  • Libraries photographed in partnership with HMML
  • Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford
  • The British Library Board, London
  • Ville de Laon, Bibliothèque Municipale

The following institutions have allowed use of images of their manuscripts or printed items under Creative Commons Licenses. Details of licensing and images should be obtained from the institutions:

  • Hill Museum & Manuscript Library , Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota
    Creative Commons Noncommercial 4.0 License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0)
    Note this license applies only to images of manuscripts or printed books that are owned by HMML, not to those photographed by HMML in other libraries.
  • Libraries of Switzerland in e-codices
  • Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (via the Bibliotheca Laureshamensis — digital: Virtual Monastic Library of Lorsch)
  • Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

User accounts that have been inactive for one year or more will be disabled to maintain the security of vHMML.

For questions or if you want clarification on these terms, please feel free to contact us.