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Vol. 24, No. 1 Spring 2012

Background on InULA’s New Copyright Policy

by Kate Moore, InULA Communications Committee Board Liaison and Assistant Librarian, Indiana University Southeast

As Jen mentioned in her President’s Letter, the Communications Committee, with assistance from Sherri Michaels, Intellectual Property Librarian at IUB, has written up and put forth a new copyright policy for InULA Notes, which was passed by the InULA Executive Board in March 2012. This policy is meant to clarify the rights of authors of articles in InULA Notes. The previous copyright policy of InULA Notes simply stated, “Copyright 1997-[current year] InULA. All rights reserved.” With the new policy in place, authors retain the copyright to their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial, No Derivatives License (CC-BY-NC-ND). Readers can share the article (copy, distribute, and transmit) provided that they:

  • Attribute the article (but not in any way that suggests that the author endorses their use of the article).
  • Not use the article for commercial purposes.
  • Not alter, transform, or build upon the article.

The author of the article can waive these rights if he or she wishes. The new copyright policy also gives InULA the explicit right to migrate all articles over to the new website, which should be taking place in the next few weeks.

The Communications Committee has been hard at work finding out the best way to implement this policy for authors, and has created a form for all authors of articles to sign. This form includes the copyright policy and asks authors to accept the terms as written. The upcoming issue of InULA Notes (due out in May 2012) will be the first test of this policy. We hope that this policy is clear, and if anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the board liaison, Kate Moore, at kabmoore@ius.edu!

Copyright Policy for Readers of InULA Notes:

InULA Notes is an open access newsletter published by the Indiana University Librarians’ Association. InULA Notes articles are available under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-NoDerivs license.

Copyright Policy for Authors in InULA Notes:

  1. Authors retain the copyright to their work, but grant to InULA the non-exclusive right of publication under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial, No Derivatives License (CC-BY-NC-ND). This allows authors to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the nonexclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book).
  2. The author represents that the submission is his/her original work, and that s/he has the right to grant the rights contained in this agreement. The author also represents that his/her submission does not, to the best of his/her knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright.
  3. The author grants InULA the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as defined in point 4) and/or distribute your submission worldwide in print and electronic format and in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video.
  4. 4. The author agrees that InULA may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation and make multiple copies for security, back-up and preservation.


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Copyright Policy: InULA Notes is an open access newsletter published by the Indiana University Librarians' Association. InULA Notes articles are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercials-NoDerivs license.