If I sign the Assistance Authorization form, what will the Libraries do on my behalf?
The Libraries’ goal is to make it as easy as possible for authors to take advantage of the rights retained under the Open Access Policy. With the permission granted by the Assistance Authorization form, the Libraries will aim to collect scholarly articles from other repositories and openly available sources where permission allows.
When we find the appropriate version of a work that we can submit on your behalf, we will do so and apply the appropriate license, either the Standard Author Agreement or Open Access Policy Author Agreement.
If there is a waiver in place or if the work pre-dates the policy, then we only make the work available consistent with the publisher’s standard licensing terms.
Additionally, we thoroughly review each submission before making a work live in Scholars Archive. So, for items you self-submit, we review the metadata and license and will correct any errors.
You can always contact the Libraries with questions or concerns. And if you would like to specify alternative practices for your work, then please contact the Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Team at email@example.com.
Do you have questions about Scholarly Communications at UAlbany? You can ask our team by using any of the contact options listed here.