Can I contribute content to the BHL collection?
We would be happy to review your content for inclusion as part of our digital library. The BHL is a voluntarily staffed consortium program that coordinates among its partners to incorporate content as time and resources allow. In order to proceed, we need:
- …explicit permission from the copyright holder. BHL requires rights holders to sign a standard license agreement form legally permitting us to 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.
- We will then work within our consortium to find at least one BHL partner who can digitize or upload the materials on your behalf.
Depending on the extent and condition of materials to be incorporated, as well as existing priorities, we will process the content for inclusion at our earliest convenience.
Content is incorporated in one of two methods: 1) through digitization of the physical copies held within our BHL partner library collections or 2) uploaded from electronic-born materials, typically in PDF format. It is not common 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.
Please note that it may take considerable time to process the complete set of image files and metadata into our digital library. For more information or questions, please contact Bianca Crowley, firstname.lastname@example.org.