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DU PEAK Digital Standard Click-through Deposit License Explained


Depositing your intellectual work in the University of Denver Penrose Library’s Digital Repository adds to the sum of knowledge, scholarship and creativity in the world. The Library wants to ensure that your work is available to those interested in it, but also wants to insure that your rights and interests are protected. The click-through deposit license, and the metadata you supply about access and use, is an agreement between you and the Library that documents those rights and interests.
The table below takes the language in the deposit license and explains it in “plain English.” If you have any questions please contact Penrose Library (email:

License Text

What it means

To properly administer the Library Digital Repository and preserve the contents for future use, the Colorado Seminary, which owns and operates the University of Denver (“University”) requires certain permissions and warrants from the creator(s), contributor(s) and/or copyright owner(s), hereafter identified as "Depositor".
You make an agreement with the University and the Library to deposit your work in the Library’s collections.
If Depositor is the copyright owner, by accepting this license, Depositor still retains copyright to deposited work and does not give up the right to submit the work to publishers or other repositories. If Depositor is not the copyright owner, Depositor represents that the copyright owner has given Depositor permission to deposit the work.
·         You keep all rights and responsibilities related to your work.
·         You also say that this work is yours, you have not plagiarized it, and you have the right to deposit it.
·         Deposit does not mean publication or ownership. You are free to do anything you want with the work.
By accepting (clicking through) this license, Depositor grants to the University of Denver 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 may be provided for by an addendum to this agreement (including restrictions set in the metadata form).* Depositor agrees that the University of Denver may translate the submission to any medium or format for the purposes of security, back-up, and preservation. Depositor agrees that the University of Denver may make multiple copies of the submission for the purposes of security, back-up, and preservation.
·         The University and the Library will let other people look at, and interact with the work, except as restricted by what you specify in the metadata record (which functions as an addendum to the deposit license).
·         The Library may also make copies in other formats in order to preserve or backup the system and its contents
If Depositor cannot make all of the following representations, please contact the University of Denver Penrose Library before proceeding further.
Contact the Library if you have any questions (email:
In order to make this submission, Depositor represents that:
You believe the following statements are true.
  1. Depositor has the right to grant the rights contained in the license.
This is yours to submit.
  1. This submission does not, to the best of Depositor's knowledge, infringe on anyone's copyright or other intellectual property rights.
You have not used any content without permission or proper citation
  1. If the submission does contain material for which Depositor does not hold copyright and that exceeds fair use, Depositor has obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the University of Denver 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.
You will only deposit content for which you have gotten permission, if that content exceeds fair use. You promise to identify this content with citations
  1. The submission does not contain any confidential information, proprietary information of others or export controlled information, except as may be provided for in an addendum to this agreement.
·         You are not violating any laws or agreements you have made with others to make this work available.
·         If confidential or proprietary information exists in this work, access to this work may be restricted by a separate agreement negotiated with the Library or by information in the metadata.
·         Special arrangements must be negotiated with the Library in advance.
  1. There are not any restrictions or required publication delays on the distribution of the submission by the University of Denver, except as may be provided for in an addendum to this agreement.
·         You may make special arrangements as noted in the metadata or in a separate document negotiated with the library.
·         Special arrangements must be negotiated with the Library in advance.
  1. The information Depositor provides about the submission is accurate.
You are providing information that you believe to be accurate.
Depositor understands that if copyright terms for, or ownership of, the submission change, it is Depositor's responsibility to notify the Library of these changes.
If you want to change the status of this work you must tell the Library. The Library will not change anything without notification  A depositor may only provide blanket permission and not permissions to specific individuals. Talk to the Library staff about special access permissions.
Depositor understands that Depositor may request that the submission be withdrawn from the Repository, and, in such an event, the descriptive information (metadata) will be retained and a copy of the submission may be retained in the Repository’s 'dark archive' where it is no longer publicly accessible.
You can ask for your work to be withdrawn from the collection, but we will keep a record that it did exist, and copies of it may persist in backups, but no one will be able to look at them.
*For a more detailed explanation of each part of this license please refer to “Penrose Library Digital Repository Standard Click-through License Explained.”
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