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Author Agreement for Electronic Distribution of Thesis Work

In addition to submission to your home campus, MLML student theses are submitted to the MLML/MBARI Research Library for binding and inclusion in the Library's hardcopy collection as well as inclusion in Digital Commons, our repository for MLML research. This author agreement allows you to choose how to make your thesis available through Digital Commons. You can either make your thesis available to anyone immediately, or you can restrict access for one year to MLML students, staff and faculty only.

Please contact the librarian, Katie Lage, with questions.

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Please select whether you would like to have your work immediately available or restricted for one year to MLML faculty, staff, and students.

We specifically request permission for the use of your copyrighted work to:

  1. Make extra copies of your work for preservation and backup purposes.
  2. Display your work on the Web.  (We will make your work available to the general public or restrict it to MLML faculty, staff and students only as you indicated to us.)
  3. Index or encode the work so that they can be retrieved by a search engine.  When we put your work into the repository, we will provide a description of the work so that the software we use and web search engines such as Google can index it and people can easily find it.  (Note: If you have asked us to restrict your work to MLML only, it will not be available to web search engines.)
  4. Use all or portions of the digital reproductions of the work for website design related to the work.  (When we put your work in the repository, we may want to display thumbnail images of the work or highlight it in some way within our website.)

By agreeing, you are indicating that you have the authority to grant rights contained in this agreement.  You also represent that your contribution does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone’s copyright.  If the contribution contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the Library the rights in this agreement and that such third party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the contribution.