Policies and Guidance

Libra Collections Policy

Complete description of material eligible for deposit into the UVA institutional repository, Libra.

Copyright Essentials for Scholarly Work

Graduate students beginning work on a thesis or dissertation should read this useful guide.

US Copyright Law

Complete text of Title 17.  Also see the Copyright Office website for additional information.

University of Virginia — Ownership Rights in Copyrightable Material

UVA’s copyright policy governs “work for hire” created by university employees, including “scholarly and academic works produced by academic and research faculty.”

The Faculty Senate Open Access Guidelines

An overview of the Faculty Senate’s Open Access Guidelines, with links to relevant repositories and FAQs.

Copyright Guidelines for Classroom Scanning and Delivery of Books – CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW

UVA Library guidelines for faculty who wish to use materials in course reserves.

Web Stewardship, Web Responsibilities

U.Va. General Counsel Memoranda on copyright responsibilities of web publishers and website owners. (09/25/2009)

Use of the University of Virginia WSLS Film Archive

Guidelines for use of materials from the archive of WSLS videos.

Copyright Policies from the UVA Information Security, Policy, and Records Office (ISPRO):

Copyright Regulations for UVA Undergraduates

From the Undergraduate Record

Copyright Regulations for UVA Graduate Students

From the Graduate Record