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Dacus Library advocates for and supports education about copyright and fair use of works that support teaching, learning, research, and creativity. We also support open access to scholarly resources and authors' rights to distribute their works. Copyright can be complicated, and the Winthrop community should be familiar with the basics of copyright as it pertains to teaching, learning, research, and creative works and output. Information in this guide should not be considered legal advice. Review Winthrop's full Copyright Policy.
Use the SHERPA RoMEO to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement. Search by journal title or by publisher for their copyright and self-archiving policies or contact the publisher directly. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Before submitting to Digital Commons @ Winthrop, users are asked to complete a submission agreement either by check box or physical form. Below you will find links to both of those policies.
Submission Agreement General
Non-Exclusive Liscense Agreement General
Student Agreement for Public Access - for Graduate Thesis and MLA Capstones