Contribute Content

Can I contribute content to the BHL collection?

Yes, if…

  • …the materials are held in the collection of at least one of our BHL partners 
  • …you are the copyright holder or can help put us in touch with the copyright holders to obtain permission to digitize and include in-copyright materials in the BHL collection. BHL uses a standard licensing agreement form signed by the rights holder and the BHL Program Director which allows us to legally add in-copyright content to our free and open access collection. Please review our Permissions page for more information.Our standard agreement applies a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. In order to proceed, please contact us with the following information:
    • Publication title(s) and date range(s)
    • Licensor information
    • Name and title of the person who can sign on behalf of the Licensor

We prefer to digitize the physical copies through our standard workflow as this is the most efficient and effective means for rendering exactly the derivative files we need to make the virtual book work as expected through our website. It is not typical that we request materials directly from publishers but should we find we are missing any issues we will be in contact to kindly request donations, if at all possible. BHL may accept electronic content, either already-digitized or born-digital, pending review by our Collections Committee.