This flow chart was developed to guide decisions about when it is acceptable to digitize material for inclusion in a course management system. Note that it assumes that the material will only be available to registered students in a class and should not be relied upon outside of that narrow purpose.
This sample release form was drafted for use when a guest speaker’s lecture is to be recorded and distributed by the university.
A more general permission and release form, suitable for adaptation to many different situations, was drafted by Mary Minow, a lawyer and library consultant.
This model form was created for use by a student whose work is recorded or is originally in recorded form, to allow distribution of the work.
A sample license intended for use when an institutional repository is receiving material from an author and needs permission to distribute.
Finally, this sample letter provides a model for asking a rights holder for permission to use their material in a new project (i.e. illustrations to be used on a web site, charts and date to be used in a book, etc.).