Deep Blue, the University of Michigan Institutional Repository (referred to hereafter as the Repository), is a service of the University of Michigan Library, provided to lower access barriers and offer the widest possible dissemination for the intellectual and creative output of the University. The Repository also provides appropriate long-term preservation services for that content to ensure continuing access over time. Content is made available through a non-exclusive license granted by the author; there is no transfer of intellectual property rights accompanying submission of content to the Repository.
The authors or their designees grant to the Repository a non-exclusive right to:
When depositing a Work, depositors or their designees should represent the Work's copyright status in a manner consistent with the University's copyright policy, Ownership Of Copyrighted Works Created At Or In Affiliation With The University Of Michigan (June 6, 2002, approved by the Regents on November 14, 2002). The Repository is committed to open access and prefers that content be deposited without access restriction. However, it will make reasonable efforts to limit access to authorized Michigan users or specific users, if restrictions are associated with a submission at the time of deposit.
The Repository will work with the depositor or their designee to allow submissions to be added to, replaced or removed, to comply with subsequent changes to an item's access policy or to reflect a revision to the work. In the event a published submission is replaced or removed, the Repository will retain a descriptive record for citation purposes.
Although the depositor or their designee has the right to remove content from the Repository, we recommend that material be deposited in perpetuity, to ensure continuity of access and citation and to facilitate long-term preservation.
In addition, the depositor or their designee grants to the Repository the right to:
The Repository shall obtain express written permission from the author or their designee to use the content for any commercial purpose.
In the event of the dissolution of a research group, center, institute, or any other unit that is represented in the Repository, content will continue to be held by the Repository unless individual copyright holders request removal or access restriction.
In the case of joint authorship, if the individual copyright holders disagree on whether or how their Work is represented in the Repository, content will continue to be held by the Repository in the manner in which it existed at the time of the disagreement until the copyright holders jointly request a change to that status.
Content deemed to be official University records may be transferred to the control of the University Archives while remaining in the Repository.