Licensing

Each institution must define a distribution license that covers the rights of both submitters and the institution.

Demo License

An out-of-the-box DSpace contains a Demo License similar to the following:

Distribution License

There is one last step: In order for DSpace to reproduce, translate and distribute your submission worldwide, you must agree to the following terms.

Grant the standard distribution license by selecting 'I Grant the License'; and then click 'Complete Submission'.

NOTE: PLACE YOUR OWN LICENSE HERE This sample license is provided for informational purposes only.

NON-EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION LICENSE

By signing and submitting this license, you (the author(s) or copyright owner) grants to DSpace University (DSU) the non-exclusive 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 DSU may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation.

You also agree that DSU may keep more than one copy of this submission for purposes of 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 DSU 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 DSU, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED ANY RIGHT OF REVIEW OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS REQUIRED BY SUCH CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT.

DSU will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or owner(s) of the submission, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.

If you have questions regarding this license please contact the system administrators.

This license should be customized by your institution and provided to TDL as part of the onboarding process. Any subsequent requests for changes to the default license can be sent to the TDL Helpdesk at support@tdl.org. 

It is not possible to change the distribution license via the user interface, so assistance will be needed from Texas Digital Library.

DSpace also allows administrators the capability of including Creative Commons licenses as an option in the submission process. Please talk to Texas Digital Library if you are interested in this option.

Example License from TDL Member repository

Here is the UT Austin example:


"I grant the University of Texas at Austin ("Institution"), my academic department ("Department"), and the Texas

Digital Library ("TDL") the non-exclusive rights to copy, display, perform, distribute and publish the content I

submit to this repository ("Work") and to make the Work available in any format in perpetuity as part of an

Institution, Department, or TDL repository communication or distribution effort.

I understand that once the Work is submitted, a bibliographic citation to the Work will remain visible in perpetuity,

even if the Work is updated or removed.

I understand that the Work's copyright owner(s) will continue to own copyright outside these non-exclusive granted

rights.

I warrant that:

  1. I am the copyright owner of the Work, or
  2. I am one of the copyright owners and have permission from the other owners to submit the Work, or
  3. My Institution or Department is the copyright owner and I have permission to submit the Work, or
  4. Another party is the copyright owner and I have permission to submit the Work.Based on this, I further warrant to my knowledge:
  5. The Work does not infringe any copyright, patent, or trade secrets of any third party, 
  6. The Work does not contain any libelous matter, nor invade the privacy of any personor third party, and
  7. That no right in the Work has been sold, mortgaged, or otherwise disposed of, and is free from all exclusive claims.

I agree to hold Institution, Department, TDL and their agents harmless for any liability arising from any breach of the above warranties or any claim of intellectual property infringement arising from the exercise of these nonexclusive granted rights."