Will They Let Me Do That? A brief introduction to copyright and institutional repositories


Digital Repository @ Iowa State University was established to provide open access to scholarship produced by Iowa State University faculty, students and staff. Authors who wish to deposit their work in the repository need to be aware of how copyright affects their ability to distribute their work. This educational pamphlet is intended to give an overview of some of the copyright issues involved with the management of a digital repository and the steps Digital Repository @ Iowa State University is taking to adhere to copyright law.