Navigating the World of Copyright and Permissions, Part II: Rights Checking Workflows

Rights checking can appear complicated and difficult at first glance, but it doesn’t have to be. In this webinar, Marisa Ramirez and Michele Wyngard share the results of research Marisa conducted with Ann Hanlon, in which they investigated the copyright clearance practices of repository managers across the globe. Michele discusses the specific workflows they employ for CalPoly’s repository, DigitalCommons@CalPoly. Topics include:

  • An overview of research on rights checking practices
  • Different rights checking workflows
  • Discussion of methods used for contacting publishers and tracking permissions

Marisa and Michele’s webinar slides can be found at:

Asking for Permission: A Survey of Copyright Workflows for Institutional Repositories, Ann Hanlon (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) and Marisa Ramirez (California Polytechnic State University),

Additional Resources

Navigating the World of Copyright and Permissions, Part I: Authors’ Rights Initiatives (webinar), Betty Rozum and Jennifer Duncan, Utah State University,

Copyright Resources: