For any assets added to Esploro/Eckerd Scholar platform, consider the following:
1) Access - how openly available is the content? Is it shared without restriction, limited to the campus community, or hidden?
2) Copyright and licenses - material submitted to the platform is likely automatically copyrighted to the students, or owned by the College. Copyright owners also have the option to apply alternative license models to their assets as well, including Creative Commons for published works or open data licenses for date and software.
Keep this in mind for all assets and include these details when discussing submissions with researchers and students. Include these questions in any submission guidelines to help authors think about how they wish to share and distribute their work.
Access rights are defined for any Asset or ETD deposits and describe the level of availability for a particular item.
Access Rights within Esploro:
DEFAULT COPYRIGHT STATEMENTS
This document is protected under copyright and other intellectual property laws. Reproduction or retransmission of the materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, without the prior written consent of the copyright holder, is a violation of copyright law.
FOR UNDERGRADUATE THESES
Students and their research partners (if applicable) shall retain the copyright of their original thesis. Researchers are asked to respect copyright policy for any copyrighted excerpts, charts, tables, or images used within their thesis.
For thesis students, the following sharing options are provided at the time of thesis submission:
Students should work with their Thesis Committee and relevant collaborators to agree upon the level of sharing that they would prefer for their thesis. You may change your sharing settings at any point by letting the library know your preferences.