Open Access (OA) digital environments like the Flinders Academic
Commons are effective because they enable research to be quickly
disseminated to a world-wide readership. This Open Access model
is, however, a relatively new one that brings with it a number of
challenges, including how to manage copyright in a fair and balanced
To add content to
the FAC, you must own the copyright to the material you are submitting,
or you must have permission to submit work for which you do not
own the copyright.
Copyright is not transferred to the FAC,
to the Library, or to any other body or organisation if your research
is stored in the archive. If you held the copyright before you submitted
your work to the FAC, you will still hold the copyright once it
is archived. You should, however, be willing and able to grant the
Flinders University Library the limited, non-exclusive license to
preserve and distribute the work in DSpace. Please see the contributor's
license for more information.
The FHRC has assembled several
discipline-specific lists of 'copyright approved' publishers based
on the 1500 items already stored in the FAC. This list is a work
in progress; please contact
us if you have obtained permission to archive works in a journal
that does not appear on these lists.
Click on any of the following
links to view the 'copyright approved' list for that discipline:
and Screen Studies
Please note: These
copyright lists are not provided as legal advice and should not
be relied upon as such. If you are unsure about the copyright status
of your work, please contact the journal or publisher directly for
archiving approval. Feel free to contact
the FHRC if you've got any questions.
Most publishers' copyright information
can be found online. Consult the journal or publisher's website
or visit a copyright search engine like SHERPA/RoMEO
to verify copyright permissions.
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