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LIV@RIT Open Publication License

This document constitutes an Open Publication License for the use, reproduction, and distribution of LIV@RIT, which may be used only in compliance with this Open Publication License.


Open Publication works may be reproduced and distributed in whole or in part, in any medium physical or electronic, provided that the terms of this license are adhered to, and that this license or an incorporation of it by reference is displayed in the reproduction.

All modified versions of documents covered by this license, including translations, anthologies, compilations and partial documents, must meet the following requirements:

    * Modified versions must be labeled as such.
    * The person making the modifications must be identified and the modifications dated.
    * Acknowledgment of the original author and publisher must be retained according to normal academic citation practices.
    * The location of the original unmodified document must be identified.
    * The original author's (or authors') name(s) may not be used to assert or imply endorsement of the resulting document without the original author's (or authors') permission.

Below is the proper form for an incorporation by reference. For example, if you had renamed LIV@RIT and called it MyTutorial, the form would be

Original MyTutorial ©2010 by [author's name or designee]. MyTutorial is based upon LIV@RIT © by Rochester Institute of Technology Libraries which incorporates material from PILOT © by the Sacramento City College Library, Inflite, a tutorial developed by IUPUI, ©2003, Searchpath, a tutorial developed by Western Michigan University, © 2001-2002, and TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the LIV@RIT Open Publication License.

The above paragraph should appear on the tutorial's title page and the index pages to each module. It may be in small font.

Any publication in standard (paper) book form shall require the citation of the original publisher and author. The publisher's and author's names shall appear on all outer surfaces of the book. On all outer surfaces of the book the original publisher's name shall be as large as the title of the work and cited as possessive with respect to the title.


The copyright to each Open Publication is owned by its author(s) or designee.


Mere aggregation of Open Publication works or a portion of an Open Publication work with other works or programs in the same media shall not cause this license to apply to those other works. The aggregate work shall contain a notice specifying the inclusion of the Open Publication material and appropriate copyright notice.

SEVERABILITY. If any part of this license is found to be unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the remaining portions of the license remain in force and effect.

NO WARRANTY. Open Publication works are licensed and provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or a warranty of non-infringement.


In addition to the requirements of this license, it is requested from and strongly recommended of redistributors that

    * If you are distributing Open Publication works in hardcopy or on CD-ROM, you request e-mail approval from the original author of your intent to redistribute at least thirty days before your manuscript or media freeze, to give the author time to provide updated documents. This notification should describe modifications, if any, made to the document.
    * On hardcopy or CD-ROM, all substantive modifications, including deletions, should be either clearly marked up in the document or else described in an attachment to the document.

Finally, although not mandatory under this license, it is considered good form to offer a free copy of any hardcopy and CD-ROM expression of an Open Publication-licensed work to its author(s).