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IU Indianapolis ScholarWorks

A guide for IUPUI ScholarWorks users

Access policy

Access policy

The purpose of ScholarWorks is to provide stable, long-term public access to digital content produced by members of the community. By default, material deposited will be openly accessible worldwide over the Web.

Under certain circumstances, restrictions or temporary embargoes on worldwide open access may be imposed. Access restrictions are set during the deposit process but may be relaxed or renewed at a later date.

The following restrictions and embargoes are allowed:

  • Access to a collection may be restricted to members of the IU community. This restriction may be temporary or indefinite. Some collections have their own policies which prohibit this restriction.
  • Access to the full text of an individual item may be temporarily blocked (to any user) for an embargo period normally not to exceed two years. After the embargo period, the content will be openly accessible worldwide.
  • Theses and dissertations from the Graduate School: Access to the full text may be temporarily blocked (to any user) for an initial embargo period of up to two years, determined by the student at the time of submission to the Graduate School.

Requests to impose or change access restrictions should be addressed to the ScholarWorks administrators.