UDSpace is designed to facilitate indefinite open and public access to material which is deposited in it. Though material may be deposited with an embargo period, it may not be embargoed indefinitely. Once deposited in UDSpace, material will not be removed, in most cases. After material has been deposited, it will be indexed by Google and other search engines, which will create cached copies -- so even removing material from UDSpace does not guarantee that the material will not be available on the internet. If you have material which you want to make temporarily available, UDSpace is not an appropriate location for it.
You should only deposit material for which you hold the copyright, or for which you have explicit permission from the creator or copyright holder. If you are depositing work that belongs to someone else, you must make sure that they understand that the material will be publicly available indefinitely. You are responsible for making sure that you have appropriate rights to deposit and share material.
When you deposit material, you will be required to grant the University of Delaware a non-exclusive distribution license for the material that you are distributing. This license gives us permission to store your material, and make it findable through the web. It does not require you to give up your copyright, and it allows you to share the material in other places besides UDSpace, if you choose to. The text of the license is below.
UDSPACE NON-EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION LICENSE
To properly administer this Institutional Repository and preserve the contents for future use, the University of Delaware requires certain permissions from you, the author(s) or copyright owner. By accepting this license, you still retain copyright to your work. You do not give up the right to submit the work to publishers or other repositories.
By accepting this license, you grant to the University of Delaware the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as defined below), and/or distribute your submission (including the metadata and abstract) worldwide, in any format or medium for non-commercial, academic purposes only.
The University of Delaware will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or owner(s) of the submission, including a statement of your copyright, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.
You agree that the University of Delaware may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format and keep more than one copy for the purposes of security, back up and preservation.
You also agree that authorized readers of your work have the right to use it for non-commercial, academic purposes as defined by the "fair use" doctrine of U.S. copyright law, so long as all attributions and copyright statements are retained.
You represent that the submission 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 anyone's copyright.
If the submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the University of Delaware the rights required by this license, and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission.
IF THE SUBMISSION IS BASED UPON WORK THAT HAS BEEN SPONSORED OR SUPPORTED BY AN AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION OTHER THAN THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED ANY RIGHT OF REVIEW OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS REQUIRED BY THAT CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT.