Before you upload your material to the Scholarship@Western Institutional Repository it is important to identify publisher copyright permissions and self-archiving policies. Some publishers permit authors to archive the final ‘version of record,’ while others permit only pre-prints or post-prints. On rare occasions, publishers do not permit self-archiving of any version of the work. In the past, identifying author permissions was a laborious process; today, it only takes a few minutes.
This tutorial, created by Cal Murgu, Western MLIS student, walks you through the entire process, from identifying permissions to uploading your article or chapter to Western’s Institutional Repository. The entire process will only take a few minutes of your time.
More information about your rights as an author