What kinds of work does LASR accept?
Creators of Work
The work must be produced by LASR member institution students, faculty, staff, or affiliates. Student work must be submitted with the express approval of a faculty or staff sponsor.
Types of Work
The work must be a scholarly, educational, research-oriented, or original creative work and be considered to be a valuable and enduring resource to the sponsoring institution.
LASR especially encourages the submission of works produced by students -- such as theses, prize-winning papers, advanced projects or capstone projects, and artistic, literary and musical productions.
LASR also encourages works that document the history of liberal arts institutions and the methods and ideas of a liberal arts education.
Copyright & Access
The work should follow accepted scholarly standards for attribution and citation.
The work should reflect a good faith effort to comply with copyright law regarding permissions for use of previously-published material.
Individual submissions should be submitted in their final and complete form.
The submitter(s) must be willing and able to grant his/her/their member institution(s) the right to preserve and distribute the work publicly through LASR or any other archival project.
Submitters are encouraged to use a Creative Commons-style licensing scheme and to grant the broadest possible license that suits their needs in order to provide the greatest possible educational use. http://creativecommons.org/license/
Ideally, all works in LASR will be accessible through the Internet in perpetuity. LASR materials by default will have unrestricted access. However, in some situations, an individual institution may need to restrict access to particular items and is encouraged to use the least restrictive access constraint that meets those needs.
LASR is intended to be a permanent archive. However, occasionally works may need to be removed. Each participating institution will base this decision on its own removal policy. However, the institution is expected to leave a permanent marker or “tombstone” to indicate the former presence of the work in the archive.