NTU Thesis/Dissertation: Delaying Public Access and Altering Copyright License Authorization

NTU Thesis/Dissertation: Delaying Public Access and Altering Copyright License Authorization

For the Print Copies of a Thesis/Dissertation

1. According to Article 15, paragraph 2, subparagraph 3 of the Copyright Act, “where the work is a Masters thesis or doctoral dissertation written under the ‘Degree Conferral Act’ and the author has obtained a degree,”“the author shall be presumed to have consented to the public release of the work.”

In accordance with the Article, the NTU Library presumes that all authors of NTU theses/dissertations agree to the public access and circulation of the print copies of their work in the Library. However, if an author wishes to delay public access to their work, they can follow the application process detailed below:

2. If, due to intellectual property concerns such as publishing and patent application, an author wishes to ask the library to delay public access to the print copies of his/her thesis/dissertation, he/she must fill in the required 「National Taiwan University dissertation Delaying Public Access application form」and submit it together with his/her thesis/dissertation to the Readers’ Services Division of the NTU Library. (Public access to a thesis/dissertation can be delayed for 5 years at most, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education.) The application form(s) should contain the signatures of the applicant’s adviser and the director of the graduate institute. Also, the number of copies of the form should match that of the thesis/dissertation.

3. If an author wants to delay public access to the print copies of his/her thesis/dissertation after submitting them to the Library, he/she should follow the application process detailed above. For those copies that have been submitted to the Nation Central Library, please contact the Nation Central Library to delay public access.

4. If an applicant wants to change the date on which his/her work is open to public access, he/she should fill and submit the「National Taiwan University dissertation Delaying Public Access application form」again. The application form should contain the signatures of the applicant’s thesis adviser and the director of the graduate institute. Also, the number of copies of the form should match that of the thesis/dissertation. For those copies that have been submitted to the Nation Central Library, please contact the Nation Central Library to delay public access.

For the Electronic copy of a Thesis/Dissertation

1. When uploading the electronic file of his/her thesis/dissertation, a graduate student should fill in the information concerning copyright authorization and the date on which the work is to be open to public access. The NTU Theses &Dissertation Copyright License Agreement will be emailed to the student. The student should print the form out, put in his/her signature and submit the form to the Library before leaving school. However, the date for public access on the form pertains only to the electronic copy of the thesis/dissertation. If the author wishes to delay access to the print copies, he/she should follow the application process detailed in the section above.

2. If an author wants to change the content of his/her copyright license or the date on which his/her thesis/dissertation will be open to public access, he/she should fill in the required 「National Taiwan University dissertation Altering Copyright License Authorization application form」and submit it to the Readers’ Services Division of the NTU Library.