8.2 Rights Statements for Archival Description (Single-Level Minimum Required)

Purpose and Scope

This element identifies the conditions under which the archival description itself is available for use and reuse. Repositories should establish a consistent policy about the rights granted.

If a formal license is used, this element should include both the source of the license and the institutional policies governing the type of license chosen. Repositories should establish a consistent policy regarding the type of license chosen and its format.

If an institution wishes to claim rights on archival description outside of a specific license, the repository should create explicit and consistent rights statements.


8.2.1 Rules about the use of the archival materials themselves (Conditions Governing Use and Conditions Governing Access elements) are found in DACS 4.4.

Sources of Information

8.2.2 Take the information from institutional policies and if applicable, the rules governing the licensing source or rights jurisdiction.

General Rules

Record the necessary information documented by the selected license.

For a specific finding aid:

Except where otherwise noted, the guide to the Dr. Hector P. Garcia papers by Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

For a whole repository of finding aids:

Pursuant to its Open Metadata Policy, the Harvard Library makes this set of bibliographic records and the metadata contained therein (together, the “Metadata”) available for public use under the [CC0 1.0 Public Domain Designation](https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/).