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Copyright Solutions for Institutional Repositories: A Collaboration with Subject Librarians
Journal of Library Innovation (2012)
  • Heather Leary, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Kacy Lundstrom, Utah State University
  • Pamela Martin, Utah State University
Abstract

This work investigates using subject librarians to conduct copyright clearance in an institutional repository (IR). At Utah State University, the library assures copyright clearance for faculty scholarship, thereby garnering input of faculty scholarship into the IR. Currently, subject librarians are not widely participating in routine IR work; however, the involvement of subject librarians with the IR offers benefits to the subject librarians and the institution as a whole. This article provides a model for institutions needing new solutions for copyright clearance using subject librarians and discusses the rationale, benefits and challenges of adopting this model.

Publication Date
April 13, 2012
Publisher Statement
The author retains copyright on this paper, but it has been published under the following Creative Commons license by the Journal of Library Innovation: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).
Citation Information
Leary, H., Lundstrom, K., Martin, P. (2012). Copyright Solutions for Institutional Repositories: A Collaboration with Subject Librarians. Journal of Library Innovation, 3(1), 62-71.