The LUDC functions to promote the diverse works of the Limestone University community and to encourage a free exchange of scholarly and academic information on the Limestone campus and beyond, potentially enabling both inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations for faculty, staff and students. As an Open Access (OA) platform, selected Works in the various Collections in LUDC are accessible to the public and searchable by various online search engines. The LUDC is managed by the Limestone University library and administered by the library with input from Limestone University faculty.
The Student Works Collection represents the scholarly, research and creative works of Limestone undergraduate and graduate students including conference papers, poster sessions, presentations, studio art, creative writing, oral history, student publications (such as the Candelabra) and any other student works that have been approved by their professors (see Submission and License Agreement).
The Faculty Teaching, Research and Creative Works Collections represent the academic, scholarly, research and creative works of Limestone faculty including conference papers, poster sessions, presentations, studio art, creative writing, oral history and course materials (see Submission and License Agreement).
Contributors to the Student Works and Faculty Teaching, Research and Creative Works Collections in LUDC must comply with the Submission and License Agreement which states that the contributor retains all rights to the Work submitted to LUDC or has written permission from the rights holder of the submitted Work. By accepting the Submission and License Agreement, the contributor grants Limestone University the non-exclusive right to distribute the Work. Furthermore, as right owner of the work, the contributor may revoke this non-exclusive license by contacting the Limestone University library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUDC adheres to all other intellectual property rights and supports the fair use of copyrighted materials (Section 107 of Title 17 in the U.S. Code). Any use of Works in LUDC beyond personal use and fair use that falls under the U.S. copyright law requires the expressed written permission of the copyright holder or must be specified by a Creative Commons License.
Creative Commons Licenses
The LUDC encourages the use of Creative Commons Licensing as a means to promote the sharing of Works while retaining the copyright of the Works. This license is optional and contributors are able to choose a Creative Commons license during the submission process. For more information on the Creative Commons Licenses, please view: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
LUDC and the use of Shared Shelf is made possible by Limestone University's membership in the Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research which receives funding support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the endorsement of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).