I don't have electronic versions of old working papers that I'd like to include in the repository. Is it okay to scan the printed page to a PDF file?

Q: I don't have electronic versions of old working papers that I'd like to include in the repository. Is it okay to scan the printed page to a PDF file?

Answered By: Mary Ann Jones
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2021 Views: 5

Yes -- if you own the copyright. Scanning printed pages is a great way to create PDF files for inclusion in the repository. However, the copyright of older journal articles most likely was signed over to the publisher. You can seek publisher permission or submit a version of the article that was not the final published version.