The "All Faculty Deposits" collection only contains works voluntarily deposited by faculty and appointed delegates from the Elements (EFARS) system. For help with Elements, see Frequently Asked Questions on the Provost's website.

  • NEW: VTechWorks is now a data source in Elements. This means two things: first, items from VTechWorks may appear in your “Pending” list for claiming or rejecting; and second, items that you have claimed may now appear as deposited in VTechWorks. Items for claiming in Elements may come from this collection or any other VTechWorks collection containing faculty publications.
  • NEW: An embargo option is now available in Elements. An embargo option can now be specified during deposit to VTechWorks, allowing authors to observe the embargo period that many journals require when archiving a submitted or accepted manuscript (the publisher’s PDF is generally not permitted in a public archive, except for open access journals). For details on how to request an embargo, see the "How do I..." page and scroll to the bottom.

It is the responsibility of the depositor to ensure that s/he has the legal right to deposit a work in VTechWorks under the terms of U.S. copyright law and under the terms of any existing contracts related to the work. In general, though there may be exceptions, authors of a work automatically own copyright in that work once it exists in a fixed form, but as a condition of publication many journals, publishers, and conference proceedings make contractual restrictions on which version of a published work can be deposited in an institutional repository such as VTechWorks. Authors should therefore not assume that they have the right to deposit their own published work in VTechWorks. See http://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/page/help for help with deposit rights.
If you believe that any material in VTechWorks infringes your copyright please contact us at vtechworks@vt.edu and we will investigate your claim and remove any material proven to be infringing.

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