RLI 279 5 June 2012 Research Library Issues: A QuarterlLy Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC Model Deed of Gift∗ DEED OF GIFT 1. Transfer of Ownership I (we), [insert donor’s name here] [and spouse, if any here], of [insert address here] hereby irrevocably donate and convey to [NAME OF LIBRARY OR UNIVERSITY (the “Library” or “University,” as appro- priate), for the benefit of the University Libraries, all rights, title, and interest that I (we) possess in the materials described on Exhibit A to this Deed of Gift (the “Donated Materials”), except as noted in this Deed of Gift. By signing this Deed, I (we) understand and agree that the location, retention, cataloging, preservation, and disposition of the Donated Materials by the University will be conducted in its discretion, in ac- cordance with University policy and with applicable law. Common discretionary uses by the University include, but are not limited to, exhibition, display, digitization for preservation and access purposes, and making works available for research and scholarship. I (we) acknowledge that the Library may dis- pose of any Donated Materials not selected for permanent retention. Retained Donated Materials shall be made accessible for research, subject to the terms and conditions, if any, stated below: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. Copyright A. Current copyright ownership and control To the best of my knowledge, (please select only one of the following statements): q I control all copyrights in the Donated Materials (i.e., all works were created by me, or I acquired the copyrights in all Donated Materials.) q I control some of the copyrights in the Donated Materials (i.e., some of the Donated Ma- terials were created by me, or I acquired the copyrights in some of the Donated Materials, but the Donated Materials also contain works for which other individuals or organizations control the copyrights.) q I control none of the copyright(s) in the Donated Materials. Further information about the control of copyrights in the Donated Materials is found in the attached documentation. * This model deed of gift is made available by the Association of Research Libraries with the understanding that ARL is not rendering legal advice. Please consult an appropriate professional for legal services. If you are using this document in connection with a contract or other actual transaction, please treat it as if copyright had been waived per Creative Commons Zero (CC0). If you are using this document or a variation of it as a model or template, please treat it as licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 3.0 Unported License. ARL suggests the following attribution: Courtesy of the Association of Research Libraries, and adapted from a form developed at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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