IUPUI ScholarWorks Non-Exclusive Distribution License

In order for IUPUI ScholarWorks to reproduce, translate, and distribute your submission worldwide, your agreement to the following terms is necessary.

By signing and submitting this license, you (the creator or copyright owner) grant to Indiana University Board of Trustees on behalf of IUPUI a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable right to reproduce, translate (as defined below), and/or distribute your submission (including the abstract) worldwide in print and electronic format and in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video.

You agree that IUPUI may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format, now known or later developed, for preservation or access, and provide basic metadata that describes the contents for discovery.

You also agree that IUPUI may keep more than one copy of this submission for security, back-up and preservation.

You represent that the submission is your original work, and that you have the right to grant the rights contained in this license. You also represent that your submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright.

If the submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant IUPUI the rights required by this license, and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission.

If the submission is based upon work that has been sponsored or supported by an agency or organization other than Indiana University, you represent that you have fulfilled any right of review or other obligations required by such contract or agreement.

IUPUI ScholarWorks will clearly identify your name as the creator and/or copyright owner of the submission, and will not make any alterations, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission. We agree to not make available any files that are embargoed until the embargo has expired.

License Agreement with Your Work's Readers

When submitting your work to IUPUI ScholarWorks you will have the option of establishing a license which guides how others can or cannot use your work. By answering a few simple question through IUPUI ScholarWorks' online form you can create a license that is digitally linked to your work. This license option is possible through a tool created by Creative Commons, an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering, "private rights to create public good."

License Agreements with Other Publishers

Your Work Has Already Been Published?

If you would like to submit a work to IUPUI ScholarWorks that has already been published, you should review the license agreement made with the publisher (if any) to determine if the work can be submitted to IUPUI ScholarWorks. Even if the initial license agreement with the original publisher appears to restrict submission to IUPUI ScholarWorks it can be fairly simple to request the necessary permission for inclusion in IUPUI ScholarWorks . Many publishers make specific accommodations for posting of works in institutional repositories such as IUPUI ScholarWorks , you merely need to ask permission from the publisher.

Another tool for determining a specific publisher's general stance on inclusion of published works in institutional repositories is RoMEO. RoMEO is a searchable database of publishers' restrictions and conditions governing their archiving rights or activities policies. Search for your publisher's policies here: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php

You're in the Process of Getting Your Work Published?

If you would like to submit a work to IUPUI ScholarWorks for which you have not yet signed or submitted the publisher's license agreement, you have the opportunity to secure your rights before publication. Consult the publisher's proposed license agreement. It may already allow you to submit to an institutional repository such as IUPUI ScholarWorks . If it does not there are a couple of tools that can help you generate a document requesting the necessary rights. The Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine allows authors to fill out a simple form and immediately generate a PDF that can be added to the publisher's original agreement.