Digital Content Rights and Re-Use

The digital content in the Calisphere website, which includes digital items such as images, texts, and sound recordings, have been made publicly available by contributing institutions for research, teaching, and private study. Please refer to the Calisphere Terms of Use and Copyright Restrictions for information and resources to support digital content use, re-use, and citations.

Metadata Rights and Re-Use

All metadata available through Calisphere complies with DPLA’s Policy Statement on Metadata. In brief, for all data available through Calisphere:

  • The vast majority of metadata is not subject to copyright restrictions.
  • Creators of metadata agree to dedicate any copyrightable metadata to the public domain pursuant to a CC0 Public Domain Dedication.
  • CDL asserts no rights over the metadata in the Solr common index and dedicates its contributions to the public domain.
  • Users are free to harvest, collect, modify, and/or otherwise use any metadata contained in the Solr common index (by way of the DPLA website and platform, the API to the common index, and/or the Calisphere website). Note that although the CC0 dedication gives users the right to use the data in the common index for any purpose and without restriction, CDL nevertheless encourages users to adopt the best practices below.

The stated rights and restrictions comply with the UC Libraries Metadata Sharing Policy.