156 · Representative Documents: Scholarly Communication Resolutions
University of Oregon
FAQ for the Library IR Deposit Resolution
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FAQ for the Library IR Deposit Resolution
JQ Johnson, 18 April 2009
1. What does the resolution say?
2. What's the point of this resolution?
3. Is there any precedent for this?
4. Doesn't this limit what I can do with my article?
5. Who does it apply to?
6. What works does it apply to?
7. If it's already published in Scholars' Bank, how can I publish it in a journal?
8. But isn't this incompatible with the contract I have to sign with my publisher?
9. Does the author have to notify the journal about this?
10. Why "author's final version" rather than the published version?
11. Does this interfere with authors profiting from their work?
12. Does this support Open Access?
13. Where can I find out more about IR deposit mandates?
Send suggestions for additional questions or revised answers to JQ Johnson.
What does the resolution say?
Resolved, that the UO Library Faculty adopts the following policy in support of deposit of scholarly works in Scholars'
The Library Faculty of the University of Oregon are committed to disseminating the fruits of their research and
scholarship as widely as possible. In keeping with that commitment, the Faculty adopts the following policy:
Each Library faculty member gives to the University of Oregon nonexclusive permission to use and make available that
author's scholarly articles for the purpose of open dissemination. Specifically, each Library faculty member grants a
Creative Commons "Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States" license to each of his or her
scholarly articles. The license will apply to all scholarly articles written while the person is a member of the Library
Faculty except for any articles accepted for publication before the adoption of this policy and any articles for which the
Faculty member entered into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement before the adoption of this policy. The
Dean of the Libraries will waive application of the policy for a particular article upon written notification by the author,
who informs the UO of the reason.
To facilitate distribution of the scholarly articles, as of the date of publication, each faculty member will make available
an electronic copy of the author's final version of the article and full citation at no charge to a designated
representative of the Libraries in appropriate formats (such as PDF) specified by the Libraries. After publication, the
University of Oregon Libraries will make the scholarly article available to the public in the UO's institutional repository.
This resolution was passed unopposed at the May 7, 2009 meeting of the library faculty.
What's the point of this resolution?
The basic goal of this resolution is to make it easier for UO Library faculty to deposit their work in Scholars' Bank, our
institutional repository. And that in turn is important because it makes our scholarship more widely available to the public
in the short term, and more likely to be preserved in the long term.
The resolution implies that library authors would (a) grant to the library the minimum rights they need to deposit their
work in Scholars Bank and allow the library to distribute it, and (b) would have the obligation to provide the library with a
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