No copyrights are transferred by the Faculty Contributor Agreement Form, so the copyright holder shall retain all rights.
The Digital Initiatives Department checks copyright permissions for each individual work submitted (journal article, book chapter, conference proceeding, etc). For journal articles, sometimes a pre or post print version is required for deposit instead of a publisher's PDF. If you are submitting a journal article, you can check the Sherpa/Romeo database for publisher copyright policies and self-archiving guidelines. Please see this LibGuide for more information.
If, at any time, you wish your work to be removed from DigitalCommons@RIC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, if an interested party makes specific allegations of copyright infringement of posted work, the library will remove the work from the repository.