eCommons Rights and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the eCommons depositor are to:
- Understand and observe eCommons Policies.
- Clear copyright for items deposited when copyright owner is other than author(s) or Cornell University. (Help with this may be available from the Library.)
- Provide an accurate and full description of the deposited content, and verify its correctness once deposited.
- Agree to the Deposit License.
- If possible, make explicit the terms under which others can use the deposited content. (One easy way to license your content to others is through the use of a Creative Commons license. You can use the free tools available at http://creativecommons.org/license to easily indicate when people can copy and distribute your work.)
- Arrange for the deposit of the work into eCommons.
Responsibilities and Rights of Cornell University Library
The University Library agrees to:
- Ensure items in eCommons are preserved according to the eCommons Preservation Support Policy.
- Provide persistent and reliable access to items in eCommons.
- Distribute content according to eCommons policies.
The University Library has the right to:
- Review, amend, and redistribute metadata for any item in eCommons.
- Refuse or withdraw any item that does not comply with the eCommons Content Collection Policy.
- Perform any necessary format changes to items to ensure the preservation of content, based on the eCommons Preservation Support Policy.
- Charge a fee for services that require extensive centralized support by the eCommons staff (decided on a case-by-case basis).
- Institute quotas (size of files, number of items) or pre-deposit selection or appraisal requirements if financial constraints require that limits be placed on eCommons's operations.
- Ensure any collection's organizational structure, content policies, and workflows are consistent with eCommons Policies.
- Reassign control of a collection which has been abandoned, in order to ensure continued access to its items.
- Renegotiate terms of the original agreement with collections if necessary.