Answered By: Dartmouth Library
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2018     Views: 10

No, you do not have to ask again or pay again to include these materials in the version of your article that is available in the Dartmouth Digital Commons. Use of licensed images and other media was covered during your preparation of your publication, and the article as a whole is covered under the Dartmouth Faculty Open Access Policy. However, the policies and licenses for use of 3rd party media in articles vary across publishers and disciplines, so if you have questions or if your agreement specified use in a print journal or the specific publication only, you can:

  • Consult with the Scholarly Communication Program librarians about the license to see if it really disallows provision of access in digital form to the full article, including high quality images or media files, in repositories, such as that being developed at Dartmouth or those required by funding agencies. The librarians will also help negotiate with the rights holders to allow deposit of the images or media files, along with the article, in the institutional repository, if necessary.
  • Use a reproduction with a lower quality image, such as 350 DPI.
  • Remove the image or media file from the article before the article is deposited in an open repository.