Fair Trade Commission Guidelines on Checking Out and Using the CPIRC's Information
- This Guideline is formulated by the Competition Policy Information and Research Center (CPIRC) of the Fair Trade Commission to assist the public in the use of materials in the CPIRC.
- The term information referred to in this Guideline include the following: reference books, general books, government publications, research papers, information on law and regulations, periodicals, newspaper clippings, audiovisual materials, microfiches, CD-ROMs, and electronic data storage media.
Reading Inside the CPIRC
- The CPIRC is open according to the following schedule: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Changes in hours will be announced.
- The CPIRC is open to persons who are 18 years of age and older. However, the number of visitors may be limited if necessary.
- All books and materials are to be used inside the CPIRC. Circulation of materials are only available to members of the Commission, consultants of the CPIRC, leaders and research assistants participating in the research projects undertaken by the Commission, university and college professors teaching courses relevant to the Fair Trade Law, current trainees of the Fair Trade Law seminars conducted by the Commission, and other visitors authorized by the Commission.
- Smoking, eating, making noises, and disturbing other users are prohibited in the CPIRC.
- Books and other personal belongings are not allowed inside the CPIRC and should be deposited in the lockers at the entrance. Valuables should be taken care of responsibility by their owner; the CPIRC will not be responsible for any loss of the valuables.
- Books should be placed on the desk after use. The staff of the CPIRC will collect and return the books to the shelves. Visitors should return the periodicals to the proper shelves after use.
- The members of the Commission, consultants of the CPIRC, leaders and research assistants participating in the research projects undertaken by the Commission, university and college professors teaching courses relevant to the Fair Trade Law, current trainees of the Fair Trade Law seminars conducted by the Commission, and other visitors authorized by the Commission may present their documents check materials out for a period of four (4) weeks with their identification cards. The four-week period may be renewed one time if the materials are not reserved by others. If the check-out period exceeds one week, the CPIRC may shorten the check-out period, if necessary. The borrower should return the checked out materials within three days after receipt of notice from the CPIRC. Any delay in the return of checked out materials shall be handled in accordance with Items 11 and 15 below. The maximum number of titles which may be checked out or reserved areas follows:
》Check-out : five titles
》Reservation : five titles
- Reference books, periodicals, maps, CD-ROMs, floppy disks, and microfiches may not be checked out. Some materials designated by the CPIRC''''''''''''''''s may only be checked out by authorized readers, however an application for "overnight use"of reference books and periodicals may be made one hour before the CPIRC closed for the day; the materials should be returned before 10 a.m. the next day.
- Where a person fails to return a title on its due date, the right of such person to check out further titles shall be suspended for one day. The number of days for the suspension shall calculated cumulatively.
- Staff of the Commission should return all titles borrowed from the CPIRC before resigning their position in the Commission.
- If a unit of the Commission needs to check out some titles for long-term official use, the unit should file an application with the CPIRC, indicating the titles to be checked out and the number of the person in charge; the application should be approved by the secretary general. The person in charge is responsible for the titles checked out and his director (of the borrowing unit) shall supervise this matter.
- The CPIRC may request titles be returned and close temporarily when it needs to do inventory, rearrange, reorganize, or bind books.
- If a title used inside or checked out of the CPIRC premise is marked, annotated, soiled, torn or cut, lost, or if the borrower refuses to return the title, the borrower shall be liable to compensate the title. The CPIRC may request for any of the following forms of compensation:
》Repay for a new copy of the same title;
》Replace it with a newer or different version of the title, subject to approval from the CPIRC;
》Compensate an amount equivalent to five times the cost (or retail price) of the title;
If the damage is a result of deliberate action, the CPIRC shall decide on a penalty or invoke legal action.
- The videotapes and audio tapes in the CPIRC are available for general use. Only one tape may be used at a time.
- Users should register at the information desk before using microfiches, CD-ROMs and other electronic data media.
Reproduction of Materials
- The relevant copyright law and regulations should be observed when reproducing books or materials in the CPIRC.
- The Guidelines and any subsequent revisions shall be implemented upon the approval of the Chairman.
Updated at：2009-01-13 14:58:30