Author's Deposit Agreement
Version 1.0, 15 July 2007
This Agreement would be associated with each deposit that is batch loaded by a Designee (Collection Coordinator), since the batch load process bypasses the standard click-through license in the submission workflow. It assumes that the Designee, not the author, will do batch loads.
This Agreement is made by and between the ____________________________________________ (Group depositing the collection) of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey represented by _____________, the administrator (Administrator) responsible for the Group, on behalf of the Group and the Group's collection coordinator (Designee) and RUcore, the Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey institutional repository (Repository), and is entered into on this __________ day of __________, 200_.
This agreement allows the Administrator and any Designee he or she may appoint to act on behalf of individual depositors and/or the Group and authorizes the Designee to batch load content to the Repository.
On behalf of the Group, the Administrator acknowledges having read all policies of the Repository and agrees to abide by the terms and conditions therein. For content entrusted or gifted to the Group, the Administrator agrees that making the content available in the Repository is consistent with the Designee's charge to provide access to this content. In addition, the Administrator has conveyed to the Designee and participating Group members the terms and conditions outlined in those policies, including the language of the standard deposit license quoted below, and that the Group members have granted the Administrator and the Designee the authority to deposit content on their behalf.
The standard deposit license states:
I hereby grant to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ("Rutgers") the non-exclusive right to retain, reproduce, and distribute the deposited work ("Work") in whole or in part, in and from its electronic format, without fee. This agreement does not represent a transfer of copyright to Rutgers.
Rutgers may make and keep more than one copy of the Work for purposes of security, backup, preservation, and access and may migrate the Work to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation and access in the future. Rutgers will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this agreement, to the Work.
I represent and warrant to Rutgers that the Work is my original work. I also represent that the Work does not, to the best of my knowledge, infringe or violate any rights of others.
I further represent and warrant that I have obtained all necessary rights to permit Rutgers to reproduce and distribute the Work and that any third-party owned content is clearly identified and acknowledged within the Work.
By granting this license, I acknowledge that I have read and agreed to the terms of this agreement and all related RUcore and Rutgers policies.
This document will be stored in the Repository attached to each deposit submitted by the Group.