What is MINDS?
MINDS@UW is designed to gather, distribute, and preserve digital materials related to the University of Wisconsin's research and instructional mission. Content, which is deposited directly by UW faculty and staff, may include research papers and reports, pre-prints and post-prints, datasets and other primary research materials, learning objects, theses, student projects, conference papers and presentations, and other born-digital or digitized research and instructional materials. It is not intended to support the public accessibility and preservation of official institutional or campus records that would not normally be published in the course of university business. (from http://uwdcc.library.wisc.edu/minds/)
How is UWS using MINDS?
Posting research papers, theses or any other work in MINDS@UW Superior does not mean that you give up your copyright. Authors who submit a work to the repository retain all aspects of copyright, unless they explicitly give it away to a third party. Please note that the library is not asking for control of an authors' copyright nor is the library seeking to publish a work in place of a traditional publisher. Instead, the library is asking permission to archive and display student theses.
Jim Dan Hill Library seeks permission from all authors of a given work before making the item available in the institutional repository by sending the author(s) a non-exclusive grant of permission form. This form asks the author for permission to digitize and distribute the author’s work for nonprofit, educational purposes via the Internet or successive technologies. If the work has multiple authors, the library asks permission from all parties involved and will not post a work in the repository unless all authors have given permission. The library retains all copyright permission forms.