Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

Date

2019-06-18

Description

The BU medical library is in the process of digitizing a collection of 1200 dissertations and theses that are recent enough to be within copyright. We considered options for managing the collection in the digital repository, and settled on limiting access to users with valid BU passwords. We also reached out to authors to request permission to make their works available via open access. This has resulted in two separate collections online, one password-protected for BU-only access, and one open access. While not the simplest solution, this has at least made these works more accessible than they were as print texts.

Keywords

theses, dissertations, digitization, digital repository, access

DOI

10.13028/0znt-pz77

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Permissions and Access for Copyright-Protected Theses

The BU medical library is in the process of digitizing a collection of 1200 dissertations and theses that are recent enough to be within copyright. We considered options for managing the collection in the digital repository, and settled on limiting access to users with valid BU passwords. We also reached out to authors to request permission to make their works available via open access. This has resulted in two separate collections online, one password-protected for BU-only access, and one open access. While not the simplest solution, this has at least made these works more accessible than they were as print texts.

 

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