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RSpace Repository

Frequently Asked Question

Q: Who may deposit work into RSpace:

Faculty members (current, emeritus, and retired), researchers, librarians, archivists, and staff members of Renison University College may deposit appropriate materials in RSpace. Retrospective deposits of materials published or created before the authors joined Renison are permitted as long as the authors are currently affiliated with Renison. Retrospective deposits of materials by authors who are no longer affiliated with Renison are acceptable as long as the materials to be deposited were published or created by the authors during their tenures at Renison.

Q: Am I allowed to deposit my work into RSpace?

A: That depends on whether your work that has already been published or not. If it has not been published, you are automatically the copyright holder as the creator of the work. If your work has been published, your ability to publish is based on the agreement you made with the publisher of the book or journal you have published in. If you want to check some the publishing agreement you can try to search for the journal in Sherpa/Romeo. If you cannot find any information about your journal or still have questions, please contact the Library.

Q: What types of works are acceptable to publish in RSpace:

Any scholarly, artistic, or research oriented work produced by any faculty or staff member of Renison University College. Types of items accepted include: learning objects, articles, technical reports, working papers, conference papers, research centre archives, e-portfolios, academic research, and more.

Q: What rights will the University of Waterloo have if I decide to deposit my work in RSpace?

A: You give the Renison University College the non-exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, and convert the format of the item for preservation purposes. You do NOT transfer copyright to the University College.

Q: Can I decide what users may or may not do with my work?

A: Yes! We recommend that you license your work with creative commons. Use their handy license selector tools to decide how to license your work.

Q: What funding agencies have an open access mandate?

A: The Tri Agency Group (SSHRC. NSERC and CHIN) have a Open Access Mandate. Find a listing here of funding agencies that require research to be available through open access.


Adapted from UWSpace, AUSpace, Scholars Commons @ Laurier, Scholarship@Western

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