Scholarship@Claremont is the Claremont Colleges' open access repository of faculty and student scholarship. Seniors at CMC and Scripps are required to upload their theses to Scholarship@Claremont. At the other colleges, upload requirements are either optional, or on a department-by-department basis.
Please note that once a thesis has been submitted, it will not be removed unless there are charges of plagiarism or copyright violation.
Some benefits of uploading your thesis to S@C:
Discoverable through Google and other search engines.
Students will have a permanent URL to their work that they can access any time (if you choose the Open Access option--default for Scripps is campus-only access), email, link to, post, on resumes, job applications, websites, send to family and friends, etc.
Students will receive a download count report that will tell them how often their thesis has been viewed.
Increases the visibility of student work, potentially leading to improved job prospects or graduate school placement for students.
5. If necessary, choose an embargo, or an exemption andhave the form signed by your advisor.
6. Upload, then celebrate! Congratulations!
Please note that once a thesis has been submitted, it will not be removed unless there are charges of plagiarism or copyright violation. You can always change access from Claremont Campus Only to Open Access, but once you cannot restrict access once it is open.
Copyright protects the rights of a creator to make copies of his/her own work. Facts, ideas, U.S. government works, and any work created before 1923 are considered public domain and are not protected by copyright. Copyright protection falls under Title 17, U.S. Code and covers "original works of authorship." If you do not own the copyright for a work, you must get permission from the owner before reproducing/sharing their work.
Fair Use (17 U.S.C. §107 ) makes certain uses of a copyrighted work without the owner's permission legal. Fair Use is the reason why we can quote from a book when we are making an argument in a paper, or why a professor can show a reproduction of an artwork in a class lecture. The law around Fair Use is purposely vague, so you must analyze each use against the Four Fair Use Factors, to determine if it is legal and fair use or not.
Fair Use Four Factors
The four factors to consider when determining if your use is fair use are:
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.