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UNC Charlotte Open Access Repository

In support of the research and teaching missions of UNC Charlotte, Atkins Library has undertaken an initiative to collect, preserve, index, and distribute scholarly works of UNC Charlotte's faculty, as well as selected scholarly works of UNC Charlotte’s students, in order to make their works available to a global audience via the Internet. Our repository is an open-access database for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the scholarly and creative works of UNC Charlotte's faculty and students. “Open Access” means that all works in the repository are freely accessible through the Internet. Although most works in the repository are peer-reviewed journal articles, the repository also includes technical and government reports, conference papers, book reviews, book chapters, educational documents, dissertations, theses, student papers, audio, video, and more.
 

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To properly administer the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (“UNC Charlotte") Repository (“Repository”) and preserve the contents for future use, UNC Charlotte requires certain permissions from you as the author(s) and as the copyright owner, or from a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner (hereafter “you”) with respect to the work being submitted. By granting this license, you still retain whatever copyrights or licenses to the work you previously held. You are free to submit the work to publishers or other repositories.  Multiple locations for the work will increase its visibility.

By accepting this license, you, grant to UNC Charlotte, via the Repository, the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate, and/or distribute the work (including the metadata and abstract) worldwide, in any format or medium for non-commercial, academic purposes only.

UNC Charlotte, via the Repository, will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) and copyright owner of the work, including a statement of your copyright, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to the work.

You agree that UNC Charlotte, via the Repository, may, without changing the content, translate the work to any medium or format and keep more than one copy for the purposes of security, back up and preservation. You also agree that authorized readers of the work have the right to use the work for non-commercial, academic purposes, as defined by the "fair use" doctrine of U.S. copyright law, so long as all attributions and copyright statements are retained.
You represent that the work is your original work, and that you have the right to grant the rights contained in this license. You also represent that the work does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone else's copyright or other intellectual property rights. You represent and warrant that the work contains no libelous or other unlawful matter and makes no improper invasion of the privacy of any other person.

If the work contains material for which you do not hold copyright and that exceeds fair use, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant UNC Charlotte, via the Repository, 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 work.

IF THE WORK IS BASED UPON WORK THAT HAS BEEN SPONSORED OR SUPPORTED BY AN AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION OTHER THAN UNC CHARLOTTE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED ANY RIGHT OF REVIEW OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS REQUIRED BY THAT CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT.

CERTAIN FEDERAL AGENCIES REQUIRE THAT THE RESULTS OF RESEARCH SPONSORED BY THEIR GRANTS/FUNDS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO AN OPEN ACCESS ONLINE REPOSITORY SUCH AS THIS REPOSITORY.  SPECIFICALLY, THE REQUIREMENT IS USUALLY THAT THE FINAL PEER REVIEWED MANUSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED, IMMEDIATELY UPON ACCEPTANCE FOR PUBLICATION, IN SUCH A REPOSITORY, WITH THE OPTION OF EMBARGOMENT FOR A PERIOD OF TIME FOLLOWING PUBLICATION (VARIES).

WHILE THE FEDERAL AGENCY MAY SPECIFY ITS OWN OPEN ACCESS REPOSITORY FOR MEETING THESE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS, IT DOES NOT FORBID THE SAME VERSION OF THE WORK FROM BEING SUBMITTED HERE.

December 2013