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Find basic links, guidelines and articles related to open-access publishing in Kilthub - CMUs Institutional Repository,  University Policies on Intellectual Property and Fair Use, images and Fair Use, and articles on the topic of embargos. Tap here to see the University Libraries Citation Guide.


Mo Dawley
Art and Drama Librarian
md2z@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-6625

Kilthub

Kilthub (previously Research Showcase) is Carnegie Mellon's open access institutional repository (IR) built on the Figshare platform for research data and scholarly outputs produced by CMU members and collaborators. It's purpose is to broaden dissemination of works authored by the CMU community across the globe and to assure long-term preservation and access of content.


 

 

  • When you deposit your thesis in Kilthub, you retain full copyright and agree to the University Libraries non-exclusive right to reproduce and distribute your work and assumes is that you have complied with University Policies and Fair Use.
     
  • If you decide to embargo your submitted thesis in Kilthub, descriptive data including your abstract is visible.  Here is an example.
     
  • The Kilthub Dissertation and Theses Checklist provides an option to singly or additionally submit your thesis to Proquest/UMI, a for-profit service that sells its dissertation and thesis content to libraries, entities or individuals through subscription or personal sales. For example, CMU Libraries has a subscription to Proquest Dissertations and Thesis Global. Ask more about this if interested.
     
  • The checklist also provides an option to apply for a Creative Commons (CC) license at varying levels of sharing.  Ask more about this if interested.

 

Open-access suggested reading

Open Access and the Graduate Author: A Dissertation Anxiety Manual
CUNY Graduate Center
https://academicworks.cuny.edu/gc_pubs/286/

from Dissertation Reviews
Dissertation Embargoes and Publishing Fears
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/11842

Part 1 Open Access and Dissertation Embargoes
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/11861

Part 2 Publishing a Revised Dissertation
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/11904

Part 3 To Embargo Your Dissertation, or Not?
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/11995

Diane Dawson. “Making Your Publications Open Access: Resources to Assist Researchers and Librarians.” College & Research Libraries News 74.9 (2013): 473–476. Web.

Copyright and Fair Use

CMU Libraries
Copyright: What you Need to Know
Copyright Issues Related to Publishing Your Dissertation

Other reliable guidelines on Fair Use:

Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research and Study (VRA Visual Resources Association)
http://vraweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/VRA_FairUse_Statement_Pages_Links.pdf

VRA Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research and Study
Reproduction of Images in Theses and Dissertations (p.11)
http://vraweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/VRA_FairUse_Statement_Pages_Links.pdf

Copyright Permissions and Fair Use among Visual Artists and Academic Museum Visual Arts Communities (CAA College Art Association)
http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/FairUseIssuesReport.pdf

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use (Association of Research Libraries)
https://www.arl.org/publications-resources/2875#.XLjDvKQpA2w

Fair Use Checklist (Columbia University Libraries)
https://copyright.columbia.edu/basics/fair-use/fair-use-checklist.html

VRA Visual Resources Association
Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright
http://vraweb.org/resources/ipr-and-copyright/