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Author's Rights

The Boston Library Consortium has adopted two documents that give author's and their employing institutions non-exclusive rights to use, distribute and reproduce material for scholarly and educational purposes. 

Agreement to Extend Author's Rights

The first document, adopted on September 6, 2005 is an "Agreement to Extend Author's Rights".  This tool will be used by member libraries to raise author awareness on their respective campuses. This document, offered as an attachment, will provide an easy way for authors to secure their rights. The BLC will work with its members to encourage use of this document. The text of the document can be found at the link below or downloaded as a Word document.

Agreement to Extend Author's Rights

Recommended Authors' Rights License Language

The second document is model license language to give authors rights to use their own work for scholarly and educational purposes, including self-archiving or depositing the content in institutional, subject-based, national or other open repositories.  The document, offered as an attachment, provides the language for institutions to insert into their licenses with vendors and publishers.  The text of the document can be found at the link below or downloaded as a Word document.

Authors' Rights License Language

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