- April 9, 2007 @ 8:49amLuisRodriguez says:We are being asked to provide permission to digitize documents submitted to ERIC by students at my institution (so far, they are masters' theses). Can the Library give such permission?
- April 9, 2007 @ 10:38amwilliamsonl says:Unless you have a written agreement stating transfer of copyright or giving you the right to digitize the item, then the student who wrote the thesis owns it. You would need permission from them to reproduce it. Did you have permission to submit to ERIC to being with? Did those permissions outline which rights were being transferred? Did the students submit directly and if so, what did they agree to?
- April 11, 2007 @ 6:15amLuisRodriguez says:Thanks - you confirmed what I thought, although the company doing the digitizing for ERIC has its staff insisting that the Library can give permission.
- April 11, 2007 @ 7:11amCOvalle says:Some universities require this type of permission from their students; others don't. I'm curious, has the digitizing staff explained their rationale for why they believe the library can give permission?
- April 11, 2007 @ 9:15amLuisRodriguez says:No - the staff I spoke with just asserted that the library can give this permission.
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