Issues of copyright and authors' rights can seem daunting at first; however, members of the Digital Commons community and many others have developed useful resources to help navigate these issues. Here, we have hand-picked some resources that provide helpful guidance on managing copyright and permissions.

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Blog Posts

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Authors' Rights Education at USU Leads to Increased Faculty Interest in Repository Services, bepress

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Author Rights and Scholarly Publishing, Laura Burtle

Brochures and Promotional Handouts

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Pre-print, Post-print, or Off-print? A Guide to Publication Versions, Permissions, and the Digital Repository, Harrison W. Inefuku

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Will They Let Me Do That? A Brief Introduction to Copyright and Institutional Repositories, Harrison W. Inefuku

Digital Commons Webinars

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Navigating the World of Copyright and Permissions, Part II: Rights Checking Workflows, Marisa Ramirez and Michele Wyngard

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Navigating the World of Copyright and Permissions, Part I: Authors' Rights Initiatives, Betty Rozum and Jennifer Duncan

Examples

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DigitalCommons@CalPoly Contributor Agreement, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

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CommonKnowledge Copyright Policies, Pacific University

Forms, Checklists, and Workflow Documents

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Fair Use Checklist, Grand Valley State University Libraries

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A Checklist for Reviewing Publisher Copyright Agreements, Cheryl Truesdell

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Guide to Discovering Journal Policies on Open Access, Jodi Tyron

Other Resources

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Copyright Basics, United States Copyright Office

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Copyright Crash Course, University of Texas and Georgia Harper

Presentations

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Asking for Permission: A Survey of Copyright Workflows for Institutional Repositories, Ann Hanlon and Marisa Ramirez

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Copyright: Know the Basics, Molly Kleinman

Templates

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Faculty Permission Letter, Todd Chavez

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Publisher Permission Letter Template, Nina Peri

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Publisher Permission Letter, Paul Royster