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Asking for Permission: A Survey of Copyright Workflows for Institutional Repositories
portal: Libraries and the Academy
  • Ann Hanlon, Marquette University
  • Marisa Ramirez, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
20 p.
Publication Date
4-1-2011
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1353/pla.2011.0015
Abstract

An online survey of institutional repository (IR) managers identified copyright clearance trends in staffing and workflows. The majority of respondents followed a mediated deposit model, and reported that library personnel, instead of authors, engaged in copyright clearance activities for IRs. The most common “information gaps” pertained to the breadth of information in copyright directories like SHERPA/RoMEO. To fill these gaps, most respondents directly contacted publishers for permissions. Respondents typically did not share publisher responses with other IRs citing barriers such as time, expertise, staffing and the need for improved methods for sharing data with copyright directories.

Comments

Published version. portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol. 11, No. 2 (April 2011): 683-702. DOI. © 2011 The Johns Hopkins University Press. Reprinted with permission by The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Citation Information
Ann Hanlon and Marisa Ramirez. "Asking for Permission: A Survey of Copyright Workflows for Institutional Repositories" portal: Libraries and the Academy (2011) ISSN: 1531-2542
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ann_hanlon/18/