Withdrawal Policy

Sound Ideas is intended to provide persistent access to deposited material. Under certain circumstances, however, it may be necessary to remove material from Sound Ideas.

Triggers for withdrawal may include discovery of a copyright violation or publication of an article with a publisher that does not allow previous versions to be available. A withdrawal request may be initiated by the depositor or, in the case of a copyright violation, an internal or external entity. Individual users may not remove items directly. A request for removal should be directed to the Sound Ideas administrators and include the reasons for withdrawal. Sound Ideas staff may contact the requestor for additional information. The decision to withdraw or not is made by the University of Puget Sound’s Sound Ideas.

If a withdrawal is requested due to an alleged copyright violation, Sound Ideas will notify the depositor and block access to the item. Sound Ideas is not responsible for resolving copyright disputes. If it is found that copyright was not violated, access to the withdrawn item will be reinstated.

Items may not be withdrawn because the depositor or author is moving to another institution. The depositor has the right to give additional copies to other institutions under the non-exclusive agreement. Since any item that has existed within Sound Ideas may have been cited via its persistent URL, Sound Ideas will always supply a "tombstone" citation when the item is requested. When a withdrawn item is requested, the original metadata along with a withdrawal statement will appear in place of the object. For example:

  • Removed from view by legal order.
  • Removed from view at request of the author.
  • Removed from view at request of the publisher.
  • Removed from view by the University of Puget Sound Collins Memorial Library.
  • Removed from view due to a violation of Sound Ideas collection deposit policy.

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