Administrative and Rights Documentation

Tools to create policies, agreements and licenses.
Tool Implementation Cost Platform Installation User interface API
Creative Commons Tools
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes
iRODS
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Complex
  • CL
  • GUI
  • Web
  • Yes
OpenDOAR
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • No
Tufts Submission-Agreement Builder Tool
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Complex
  • Web
  • Yes

The Creative Commons (CC) organisation has written a suite of licenses allowing copyright holders to specify the conditions under which others can copy or distribute their works, and to identify works that are in the public domain.

iRODS software creates virtual collections, allowing the user to interact with their stored data without needing to keep track of, or even have ultimate control over, the storage and computing facilities hosting the information.

OpenDOAR is a simple, web-based tool that guides repository administrators through the process of creating basic policies for the submission, re-use, and preservation of digital materials.

The Tufts Submission-Agreement Builder Tool (SABT) is a web-based tool that guides records creators and records managers through the process of creating submission agreements, both for single transfers and for standing submissions.