The constitutional purpose of copyright is to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. - US Constitution
- Copyright for Users of Copyrighted Material: Know when you can and cannot use someone else’s copyrighted material in your own work.
- Copyright for Teaching: Find out how you can use copyrighted materials for teaching inside the classroom and online.
- Copyright for Publishing: Protect your copyright when publishing your own work. Add an addendum to a publication agreement rather than giving up your copyright.
- See also: ODU Policy on Intellectual Property
The Libraries offer an array of services for publishing and research support.
- Publishing Services: While ODU Digital Commons is our institutional repository for preserving and showcasing ODU’s scholarly work, it also serves as a publishing platform for journals, events, open educational resources, and other unique resources.
- Where (and Where Not) to Publish Your Work: Get help with various publishing venues and avoid predatory publishers.
- Research Impact & Metrics: Find ways to increase and measure your research impact.
- Open Access: Understand open access, how and where to publish open access, and what funding is available for publishing fees.
- Data Management @ ODU: Manage and curate your data and get assistance with data management plans.