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Understanding Copyright for Digitization Projects

As more and more materials are made available online, expectations for digital access increase across campus. The librarians at UCO field many requests about how to make content available online and have developed this page to help guide folks as to what is and what is not possible. In general, you must perform copyright due diligence and obtain permission from the copyright holder/s to digitize content and make it available online. Items with copyright due diligence and hosted in repositories maintained by the Library are subject to our take-down policy.

For questions about specific initiatives or ideas: