Colby Libraries’ Institutional Repository Deposit Agreement: Non-Exclusive Distribution and Preservation License

To properly administer the Digital Commons @ Colby services and preserve the contents for future use, the Colby College Libraries on behalf of the Colby College campus (the "College"), requires certain permissions and warrants from you, the author(s) and/or copyright owner. If you are the copyright owner, by accepting this license, you still retain copyright to your work and do not give up the right to submit the work to publishers or other repositories. If you are not the copyright owner, you represent that the copyright owner has given you permission to deposit the work.

By accepting this license, you grant to the College the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as described below), and distribute the submission, including the descriptive information (metadata) and abstract, in any format or medium worldwide and royalty-free, including, but not limited to, publication over the Internet, except as provided for by an addendum to this agreement.

When provided, the College will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or copyright owner(s) of the submission as well as the name(s) of the copyright owner(s) if different from your name(s), include a statement of your copyright, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.

You agree that the College may translate the submission to any medium or format for the purposes of security, back-up, and preservation. You agree that the College may make multiple copies of the submission for the purposes of security, back-up, and preservation.

If you cannot make all of the following representations, then you should contact the College Libraries Staff at before proceeding further. In order to make this submission, you represent that:

  1. You have the right to grant the rights contained in this license.
  2. This submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe on anyone's copyright or other intellectual property rights.
  3. If the submission does contain material for which you do not hold copyright and that exceeds fair use, you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the College the rights required by this license and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission.
  4. The submission does not contain any confidential information, proprietary information of others, or export controlled or restricted information.
  5. There are not any restrictions or required publication delays on the distribution of the submission by the College.
  6. The information you provide about the submission is accurate.

If the submission is based upon work that has been sponsored or supported by an agency or organization other than the College, you must fulfill any right of review or other obligations required by the contract or agreement with such an agency or organization before deposit.

You understand that if copyright terms for, or ownership of, the submission change, it is your responsibility to notify the College of these changes.

You understand that you may request that the submission be withdrawn from Digital Commons @ Colby, and, in such an event, the descriptive information (metadata) will be retained and a copy of the submission will be retained in a 'dark archive' where it is no longer publicly accessible.

By accepting this license, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the terms of this agreement and all related Colby Digital Collections and Repository services and Colby College policies.