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Digital Collections of Colorado at CU-Boulder Guidelines and Policies

Mission Statement

Digital Collections of Colorado at CU Boulder is a digital repository supporting the research and teaching mission of the University of Colorado, Boulder.  This repository serves as a resource and an archive of faculty-created and -sponsored digital materials in a sustainable repository environment.

Access Policy

Resources submitted to Digital Collections of Colorado @ CU Boulder will, in general, be openly accessible.  However, some content may have limited access due to an embargo period, copyright or licensing, or other issues.

Content Policy

  1. The content must support the academic mission of the University of Colorado Boulder.
  2. University of Colorado Boulder faculty, departments, and administrative units may submit their own work to the Digital Collections of Colorado @ CU Boulder.  Student submissions must be sponsored by one of these entities. 
  3. Individuals submitting materials to the repository must own the copyright or have a legal right to submit the material. Individuals will be required at the time of submission to certify that any copyrighted content owned by third parties is clearly identified and acknowledged, and that any such content is used either by written permission or within the scope of the fair use provisions specified by law (Title 17, §107 U.S.C.).
  4. Digital Collections of Colorado @ CU Boulder will accept files in any format provided that they meet our content guidelines.  File formats not supported by DigiTool, the software which powers the repository, may be converted to one of the supported files or hosted on another server.  Additionally, Digital Collections of Colorado @ CU Boulder may perform file format conversions for purposes of digital preservation, delivery of content to end users, and/or discovery of resources by users.  In cases of unsupported file formats, Digital Collections of Colorado @ CU Boulder will provide metadata records which link to the original file.