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=Example letters of permission=
 
=Example letters of permission=
* Post-print article [[File:Publish-permission-postprints.pdf]]
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* [[File:Publish-permission-postprints.pdf|Post-print article]]
* Chapter from book [[File:Publish-permission-chapters.pdf]]
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* [[File:Publish-permission-chapters.pdf|Chapter from book]]
* Video/ Sound Clip [[File:Publish-permission-video.pdf]]
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* [[File:Publish-permission-video.pdf|Video/ Sound Clip]]
* Conference Paper [[File:Publish-permission-conference.pdf]]
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* [[File:Publish-permission-conference.pdf|Conference Paper]]
 
=Creative Commons Licences=
 
=Creative Commons Licences=
 
'''See: http://creativecommons.org/international/za and http://scholars.sciencecommons.org'''
 
'''See: http://creativecommons.org/international/za and http://scholars.sciencecommons.org'''
  
 
Creative Commons offers a range of licences that creators can use to manage their copyright in the online environment, each offering it’s own specific protections and freedoms. With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only under the conditions you specify. Licence your work by [http://creativecommons.org/choose/ selecting a licence].
 
Creative Commons offers a range of licences that creators can use to manage their copyright in the online environment, each offering it’s own specific protections and freedoms. With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only under the conditions you specify. Licence your work by [http://creativecommons.org/choose/ selecting a licence].

Revision as of 15:24, 17 June 2010

Guidelines

  1. Don't just sign your copyright away. Licence your work by selecting a Creative Commons licence, or publish in an Open Access Journal. See Directory of Open Access Journals.
  2. Include a clause in the letter of agreement with the publisher that allows you to archive a copy of the item on SUNScholar, whether it is a research article, a conference paper, a media broadcast, etc. Negotiate in advance, and obtain a digital copy of the final version from the publisher/ copyright owner. Submit this digital copy to SUNScholar for long-term digital preservation and access.
  3. Check the publisher's policy for self-archiving within an institutional repository on SHERPA/ RoMEO Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-Archiving. Encourage publishers to post their policies at Suggest a Publisher.
  4. Visit the publisher's web page for policies on self-archiving within SUNScholar.
  5. Obtain permission for archiving the item on SUNScholar from the copyright owner/ publisher by contacting them directly. A copy of each letter of consent will be archived on SUNScholar.

Example letters of permission

  • Post-print article
  • Chapter from book
  • Video/ Sound Clip
  • Conference Paper

Creative Commons Licences

See: http://creativecommons.org/international/za and http://scholars.sciencecommons.org

Creative Commons offers a range of licences that creators can use to manage their copyright in the online environment, each offering it’s own specific protections and freedoms. With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only under the conditions you specify. Licence your work by selecting a licence.