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Digital Archive of Literacy Narrative (DALN)
Deed of Gift (for Contributors under 18)

Project Title:
Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives Project (DALN)

Project Contact:
Ben McCorkle
The Ohio State University-Marion
1465 Mt Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302.
Phone: 740.725.6152. Email: mccorkle.12@osu.edu.

As the parent or legal guardian of the minor (the Contributor) who created this literacy narrative, I give this narrative (and all associated files and materials) to the Digital Archive of Literacy Narrative (DALN) to become part of this public online collection of literacy narratives with the following understandings:

Representation and Warranty
The Contributor represents and warrants that he/she is the sole owner of the gift and has the full right, title, and interest to make the donation, and that no agreement, assignment, sale, or encumbrance has been or will be made or entered into which would conflict with this deed.

Assignment of Rights
The Contributor gives and grants to the DALN any and all rights and/or copyrights to this gift, including the right to archive, display, and provide public access to it through the DALN.

Access to the Archive
It is the Contributor's wish that the Gift be made available for research as soon as possible following its transfer to the DALN.

Materials in the DALN will be available for use by the public subject to policies about license and copyright that are posted on the DALN website.

Processing the Collection
The DALN will create an archival finding aid for the collection that will include a listing of all literacy narratives.

Transfer to Another Format
The DALN reserves the right to transfer material to other formats, which in the opinion of DALN Advisory Board, and according to national archival standards, will prolong the life of the material and/or facilitate access and use. In all instances the original items will also be retained. The DALN also reserves the right, within the limit of copyright provisions, to reproduce material from the collection for physical and electronic exhibits.

Promoting Awareness of the Archive
All literacy narratives in the DALN collection and the DALN's finding aid/index will be available on its website which is publically accessible worldwide.

Additions to the Archive
The Contributor may make additions to the DALN collection subject to DALN policies.


Contacts and Questions:
For questions, concerns, or complaints about the project you may contact Warren Benson McCorkle, Jr., Ohio State University (Marion Campus), Dept. of English, 117 Morrill Hall, 1465 Mt Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. Phone: 740.725.6152. Email: mccorkle.12@osu.edu.

For questions about your rights as a contributor to this project or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact Ms. Sandra Meadows in the Office of Responsible Research Practices at 1-800-678-6251.

If you are injured as a result of contributing in this project or for questions about a project-related injury, you may contact Warren Benson McCorkle, Jr., Ohio State University (Marion Campus), Dept. of English, 117 Morrill Hall, 1465 Mt Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. Phone: 740.725.6152. Email: mccorkle.12@osu.edu.

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