The University Libraries provides this blog service (hereafter referred to as the "Service") in support of personal, curricular, and scholarly communications conducted by the University community. The Service is made available to any current faculty, student, or staff member of the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota.
Use of the Service is subject to all applicable University of Minnesota policies and local, state, and federal law. Applicable U of M policies include but are not limited to:
These policies include, but are not limited to, the following points:
Current students, and faculty or staff members of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, are eligible to register for the Service. An initiated U of M Internet ID and Password is required.
As part of its overall program of services to the Twin Cities campus, the Libraries provides the Service at no cost to eligible users.
The copyright and all related rights to original work posted via the Service is owned by and is the sole responsibility of its author(s). The Service provides a mechanism through which a blog author may license the content of his or her blog through a Creative Commons license. More information on Creative Commons licenses is available through the Service's manuals and documentation and through the Creative Commons website.
The Service may establish limits regarding use of the Service and may modify these limits at any time.
The University Libraries intends to provide access to the Service to a blog author as long as he or she has an active U of M Internet Account.
The University Libraries intends to archive the content of all the blogs on the Service for non-commercial, historical purposes. By using the Service, authors grant the University Libraries non-exclusive rights to archive blog content in any format.
The Service is offered at the author's own risk. The Service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
The University Libraries reserves the right to change, at any time, at our sole discretion, the provisions of the Service.