Collecting policy

  • Scholarly Commons collects the creative and scholarly works of Susquehanna University (SU) faculty and students, including copies of published works; copies of unpublished research such as presentations, posters or datasets; and journals or other publications created or edited at SU; and documents of scholarly and creative events such as symposia and Senior Scholars Day. These scholarly and creative works will only be collected with the rights holders' permission.

  • Scholarly Commons also collects images, publications and ephemera that document SU's history, both contemporary and historic. Formats accepted include (but are not limited to) images, texts and audiovisual recordings.

Access policy

  • Scholarly Commons will provide universal, open access to the following: faculty and student scholarship as permitted by the rights holder(s) and historic images and recordings to which the University owns the rights.
    Scholarly Commons may inlcude metadata-only record or restrict access to users on the SU campus to the following: works for which someone else owns the copyright and we are making available via Fair Use exemption, not-yet-published works by faculty and students who are seeking to publish currently or at a later time.

Takedown policy

  • Items will be removed from Scholarly Commons in the case of demonstrated violation of copyright laws.
  • Contributors who no longer wish their work to be available to all may request a change from open access to restricted SU campus-only access.

No transfer of rights

  • In submitting their work to Scholarly Commons, contributors will grant to the University, on an item-by-item basis, a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to distribute their materials freely. This license does not limit author rights in any way.