CDSC Forms

 

Models for Best Practice

 

Many issues in copyright and digital scholarship come up repeatedly and can be addressed with common language or tools. This page presents model language and model forms to assist you with these problems. Feel free to borrow these models as a starting point but each situation is different and your final document should reflect the unique characteristics of your situation.


 

Model Language

 

SPARC Author's Addendum - The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition provides model language for authors who wish to retain their rights when signing a publication agreement with a publisher

Introduction to Publication Agreements - Timothy Armstrong's paper describing publication agreements including model language

Model Letter Requesting Copyright Permission - A sample letter from Duke's Scholarly Communications Toolkit to request permission to use a work


 

Model Forms

 

Contracts Library - The Office of General Counsel has drafted these Standard University Contracts for use when (1) contracting for the procurement of goods or services; (2) allowing others to use University facilities or (3) University personnel providing services for groups and individuals not related to the University

FERPA forms - A model release form to disclose information that might be shielded by FERPA

Model Guest Speaker Release Form - A sample form from Duke's Scholarly Communications Toolkit to permit recording and broadcast of a speaker

Permission and Release Form for Recording, Webcasting and Archiving - A sample form from Duke's Scholarly Communications Toolkit to authorize recording and broadcast more generally

Sample Release Form for Student Work - A sample letter from Duke's Scholarly Communications Toolkit to authorize distribution of recorded student work