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Right statements

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Scope

Cultural Heritage Collections are organized in various sections of the IR but typically found under three top communities: Cultural Heritage Collections, University Archives and Rice History, and Publications and Performances. These collections are generally curated or managed by Fondren Library and in particular by the Woodson Research Center for special collection materials. The following guidelines should apply to Cultural Heritage materials published in the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive.

 

However, there are some exceptions. Excluded are those collections that have pre-existing creator rights or agreements with parties outside the library. These include Shepherd School of Music (all rights reserved) and the KTRU Rice Radio archive (in partnership with KTRU student radio). Also excluded are collections managed or authored by faculty or students. For example: journals or periodicals produced by the Rice Community, such as The Samaritan Review, Archiving the Future: The Recovery of a Heritage in the Making's Project, and the Rice Historical Review undergraduate journal.

 

Background

Changing perspectives in the digital library community regarding use of creative common licenses inspired a review of local practices in applying rights metadata including a recent ACRL article outlining some specific use cases (†). In the past, Fondren’s “rights standardization efforts”, have commonly used creative common licenses to encourage attribution and communication of rights. Current thinking has evolved to determine that it is “legally inappropriate for people or organizations other than a rightsholder to try to apply an open license to a work.” This primarily impacts public domain and orphan works materials. In 2018, the library updated rights statements across all Cultural Heritage Collections to remove creative common licenses from public domain and orphan works materials. In addition to revised rights statements, we also added a local rights-type vocabulary and provide a statement regarding permission to publish that uses more “natural” or clear language. One benefit of this statement is it gives a potential user a contact/form if they have additional questions.

 

(†) Rights, ethics, accuracy, and open licenses in online collections: What’s “ours” isn’t really ours. http://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/article/view/9620/11028

 

Metadata elements

dc.rights

Required. Terms governing use and reproduction. For recommended statements see scenarios below.

 

dcterms.accessRights

Required. Limited to: "open access", "public domain", "restricted", "orphan work", or "Rice owned".

 

dc.rights.uri

Optional. References terms governing use and reproduction.

 

Rights scenarios

 

1)      Rice Owned       

 

dc.rights

Rights to this material belong to Rice University. This digital version is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

dc.rights

Permission to examine physical and digital collection items does not imply permission for publication. Fondren Library’s Woodson Research Center / Special Collections has made these materials available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any uses beyond the spirit of Fair Use require permission from owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See http://library.rice.edu/guides/publishing-wrc-materials

dc.rights.uri

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

dcterms.accessRights

Rice owned

 

2)      Permission granted by rights holder      

 

dc.rights

The copyright holder for this material has granted Rice University permission to share this material online. It is being made available for non-profit educational use.

dc.rights

Permission to examine physical and digital collection items does not imply permission for publication. Fondren Library’s Woodson Research Center / Special Collections has made these materials available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any uses beyond the spirit of Fair Use require permission from owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See http://library.rice.edu/guides/publishing-wrc-materials

dcterms.accessRights

restricted

 

Note: Consent form should be stored with digital item as “dark” bitstream

 

3)      Orphan Works

 

dc.rights

The copyright holder for this material is either unknown or unable to be found. This material is being made available by Rice University for non-profit educational use under the Fair Use Section of US Copyright Law.

dc.rights

Permission to examine physical and digital collection items does not imply permission for publication. Fondren Library’s Woodson Research Center / Special Collections has made these materials available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any uses beyond the spirit of Fair Use require permission from owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See http://library.rice.edu/guides/publishing-wrc-materials

dcterms.accessRights

orphan work

 

4)      Public Domain

 

dc.rights

This material is in the public domain and may be freely used.

dcterms.accessRights

public domain

 

 

Related Resources

 

Digital copyright workflow http://tinyurl.com/lch4wdy

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