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Please note that books and materials with due dates between March 9 and April 24 will be automatically renewed to April 30 and any overdue fines will be suspended. If you wish to return materials, the only book drop that is open on main campus is located outside the Morisset Library.

Last update: March 23 at 3:20 pm.

Keep your copyright

As a condition of publication, many publishers require you to sign over your copyright. This can create significant barriers if you want to reuse your work, or allow others to use it.

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Negotiate changes to these standard agreements if you want the right to:

  • Widely disseminate your published work by posting it on your website
  • Reuse or allow others to reuse parts of your published work in other formats
  • Make your work available to those who lack access to the journal in which it appears
  • Prohibit or allow commercial use of your work
  • Preserve your published work in a digital repository
  • Use your published work in public lectures and at conferences
  • Allow others to reuse and modify your work

Alternatives to standard agreements:

  • Use an author addendum.
  • Publish in Open Access.
  • Use a Creative Commons license.

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