Element Name

Rights

 

Definition

Rights information provides information about rights held in and over the resource; describes the conditions under which the work may be used, distributed, reproduced, etc.; how these conditions may change over time; and whom to contact regarding the copyright of the work.

There are four aspects of rights information:
  • access (level of access that will be allowed to users)
  • license (if there is a license or rights for the resource)
  • holder (individual/organization that holds the rights to the item)
  • statement (other notes or details about the rights or licensing)

 

Where Can the Rights Information be Found?

For any item, rights information comes directly from the institution and may be included in the:

  • copyrights information form
  • agreement form
  • resource owner information
  • accompanying or supplementary information

 

How Rights Information Works in the Metadata Form

Parts:
1. Rights type -- drop-down menu
2. Rights information -- text field

Note: Some rights information (access and license) open in a pop-up modal

Repeatable?
Yes - to include different kinds of rights information (up to four), click "Add" to repeat all field parts; each individual information type (access, holder, license, statement) cannot be repeated

Required?
No (more information)

 

How Should the Rights be Filled in?

Access

 

 

Public access is open or there are no restrictions
UNT access is restricted to users associated with the University of North Texas
UNT-Strict access is restricted to the UNT Community (strictly enforced)
UNT-Libraries access is restricted to users physically located within the Libraries' buildings

 

 

License

 

 

Copyright    
Attribution Attribution Share Alike
Attribution No derivatives
Attribution Non-commercial


Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike
Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives
Public-Domain    

 

 

Holder

 

Guidelines Examples
  • Enter the name of the rights holder in standard name format (Last, First Middle)
Daniel, John Kelly
  • The rights holder may or may not be the same as the institution
University of North Texas Libraries

 

Statement

 

Guidelines Examples
  • Include information about:
    • Rights held in and over the resource
    • Conditions under which the work may be used, distributed, reproduced, etc.
    • Information about how the rights conditions may change over time
    • Whom to contact regarding the copyright of the work
Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Material may not be reproduced without permission.

 

 

Other Examples

Electronic dissertation: Comparisons of Improvement-Over-Chance Effect Sizes for Two Groups Under Variance Heterogeneity and Prior Probabilities
Access: public - Public
License: copyright - Copyright
Holder: Alexander, Erika D.
Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.



 
World War II poster: For freedom&'s sake: buy war bonds.
Access: public - Public
License: pd - Public Domain



 
Ensemble concert recording: Faculty Recital: 2006-02-05 - David Sundquist, tenor
Access: unt - Use restricted to UNT Community



 
Electronic thesis: Development of a Hybrid Molecular Ultraviolet Photodetector based on Guanosine Derivatives
Access: unt_strict - Use restricted to UNT Community (strictly enforced)
License: copyright - Copyright
Holder: Liddar, Harsheetal
Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

 

Comments

  • It is necessary to establish who the rights holder of a resource is for situations where there is a question of what can or can't be done or whom to contact regarding the copyright of the work.

 

Resources

 

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