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Legal Protocols And Practices For Managing Copyright In Electronic Theses, Mark Perry, Paula Callan Jan 2006

Legal Protocols And Practices For Managing Copyright In Electronic Theses, Mark Perry, Paula Callan

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At Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane Australia, PhD and Masters by Research candidates are required to deposit both print and digital copies of their theses and dissertations. The fulltext of these digital theses is then made freely available online via the Australian Digital Thesis (ADT) collection. Management of copyright issues has been a major headache and workload problem for the Library: there are many parties involved in the deposit process, and the lack of a common understanding about the rights and responsibilities of the various stakeholders has made the process very complex and time consuming. The response of ...