Libra Deposit License for Student Theses and Dissertations

Non-Exclusive Distribution License

To properly administer this Libra repository and preserve the contents for future use, the University of Virginia (University) requires certain permissions from you, the author/copyright owner of your thesis or dissertation. This permission is necessary to ensure that your thesis or dissertation can be preserved and shared as part of the scholarly record of degrees awarded by the University

By accepting this license and depositing your thesis or dissertation in Libra, you do not give up the copyright to your work and you do not give up the right to submit the work to publishers or share it with other repositories or individuals. By clicking through this license, you grant to UVA only the non-exclusive right to preserve, reproduce and/or distribute your thesis or dissertation (including the metadata and abstract) worldwide, in any format or medium for non-commercial, research, educational, or related academic purposes, subject to any temporary embargo or access restrictions you have selected through the deposit process. You also authorize UVA to allow users of the repository to distribute your submission (including the metadata and abstract) worldwide, in any format or medium for the same non-commercial, research, educational, or related academic purposes. UVA will clearly identify your name as the author of the submission, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.

You agree that UVA may modify or adjust your thesis or dissertation to any medium or technological format and keep more than one copy for the purposes of security, back up and long-term preservation. You represent that the thesis or dissertation is your original work and that you have the right to grant the rights contained in this license. You also represent that your submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon any copyright. You also represent and warrant that the submission contains no libelous or other unlawful matter and makes no improper invasion of the privacy of any other person.

If the submission contains third-party materials (quotations, images, graphs, photographs, audio or video files, other excerpts, etc.) for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the University the rights required by this license, or that you have undertaken a responsible fair use analysis and concluded that inclusion of such third party materials meets fair use standards. You further represent that all third-party material is clearly identified and acknowledged in your thesis or dissertation.

IF THE SUBMISSION IS BASED UPON WORK THAT HAS BEEN SPONSORED OR SUPPORTED BY AN AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION OTHER THAN UVA SUCH AS THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OR OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE FUNDER, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED ANY RIGHT OF REVIEW, CONFIDENTIALITY, OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS REQUIRED BY THAT CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT.