Archive Access

I. Archive Accessibility

Presently raw, unprocessed oral history interviews in audio format are available for access to interested members of the public for research and educational purposes, as they are recorded and mounted on PSR website.

You are therefore requested to use the form below to apply for access.

Archive Access
Organization you are affiliated with (i.e. Academic institutions, museums, non-profit, etc.)
500 words maximum
500 words maximum

You are also requested to take note of the below and to render us your utmost cooperation:

II. Archival Use – Fair Use and Acknowledgement

All oral history interviews on this site are copyrighted. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond “fair use.” Requests for permission to publish quotations should be addressed to PSR and should include identification of the specific passages to be quoted, anticipated use of the passages, and identification of the user. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Please cite the oral histories as follows: “{name of narrator} interview, The Making of Malaysia Oral History Project, Pusat Sejarah Rakyat.


III. Notice and Take Down Policy

In making material available online, PSR acts in good faith. However, despite safeguards, we recognise that from time to time material published online may be in breach of copyright laws, contain sensitive personal data, or include content that may be regarded as obscene or defamatory.

If you are concerned that you have found material on our website, for which you have not given permission, contravenes privacy laws, is obscene / defamatory and in terms of copyright law is not covered by a limitation or exception, please notify us in writing stating the following:

  1. Your contact details.
  2. The full details of the material.
  3. The exact and full url where you found the material.
  4. If the matter relates to copyright, provide proof that you are the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative.
  5. Any other reasons, including but not limited to copyright law, privacy laws, data protection, obscenity, defamation etc.

Upon receipt of notification, PSR will invoke the ‘Notice and Takedown’ procedure of the PSR as follows:

  1. PSR will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email and will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint.
  2. Upon receipt of a valid complaint, the material will be temporarily removed from PSR website pending an agreed solution.
  3. PSR will contact the contributor of the material, if relevant. The contributor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what grounds, and will be encouraged to assuage the complaints concerned.
  4. The complainant and the contributor will be encouraged to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties, with the following possible outcomes: the material is replaced on PSR website unchanged, with changes or permanently removed from the website.
  5. If the contributor and the complainant are unable to agree to a solution, the material will remain unavailable through the PSR until a time when a resolution has been reached.

Thank you.