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Access restrictions

AILLA allows finely-grained control over access to the materials in its collection. You can restrict access to your entire deposit or to a single file. We encourage you to think carefully about who should be able to use your resources for what purposes. Please review AILLA's Terms and Conditions of Use, which define general restrictions.

Access levels

We recommend that you make publicly accessible any materials that are not sensitive by their nature; that is, that are not sacred or dangerous or embarrassing for the speakers. This is best over the long term for speakers and researchers alike. If you wish to discuss your particular circumstances, please contact us.

Level 1. Public access
Users have full access to these materials after agreeing to our Terms and Conditions and logging in. Choose this level for all non-sensitive materials. This is the default level.
Level 2. Password
You define a password with an optional hint. You can provide access to others by sharing the password with them. Passwords with hints allow a set of people to share resources easily. Hints can be something that everyone in your in-group knows, but no outsider would know. Example: password = 7awin7; hint = 'zoque amigo'. You can use one password + hint for one set of resources and another for a different set. This is the most flexible option.
Level 3. Time limit
After the date specified, access will change to Level 1. Example: 2050-01-01 (January 1, 2050.) This option is good for resources that are only sensitive for a period of time; for example, the lifetime of the narrator or the five years until you finish your thesis. You will still be able to access these materials yourself with the password.
Level 4. Depositor control
Users must contact you directly to ask you for the password. AILLA will provide contact information. Note that you must maintain your contact information and be prepared to respond to requests from people you do not know.

NOTE: All restrictions are subject to periodic review by the archive. If you do not respond to requests for updated contact information in a timely fashion, the archive reserves the right to alter your access protocols if necessary.

Informed consent

If you are not the sole creator of the work that you are depositing, you should obtain the informed consent of everyone who participated in creating the materials, if you can. This means that you should ask permission of the speakers, authors, performers, translators, and any other people who contributed significantly to these materials. Ask them if they agree to have their work published at AILLA and made available over the Internet, and how they might want to restrict access to their works. If you are unable to communicate with the other contributors, perhaps because they are deceased, you must use your best judgement in determining the disposition of their works.

AILLA is a joint effort of the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, the Department of Linguistics, and the Digital Library Services Division of the University Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin.
AILLA is also grateful for support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.
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