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Work must be free and accessible to the public.
Work must be data-driven, whether it is qualitative or quantitative. We do not accept opinion pieces, press releases, blog posts, brochures, etc.
Work must include complete citations and references.
We require that you upload a copy of the content you want to share if it is published in a downloadable file format. As well, we ask that you provide a direct link to the content where it is hosted on the publishing organization or funder’s website. This allows us to link users directly to your site while still maintaining a backup copy on our servers should the link you provide stop working.
All shared content in IssueLab includes copyright information that has been specified by the organization or individual that added the content to the collection.
This information can be found on individual content detail pages and is attached to any metadata record we share with a data partner or external web property.
Please reference the copyright to learn of any specific restrictions on citing or reproducing materials. (We also encourage you to learn more about how fair use permits limited use of material copyrighted in the United states without acquiring permission.)
By default we link to content directly on the publishing organization’s website. And, in keeping with best practices for archiving and digital collection, we keep a backup of the content on our file server in case the link is broken or temporarily disabled. If your organization would rather we not keep a backup copy please contact us.
Use our application programming interface (API) to access our metadata and integrate it into your site or application.
Use our Open Archives Initiative-compliant data provider service to harvest our metadata.
Check out our special collections which include a fast and easy mechanism for embedding collection contents into your online space using just two lines of HTML code! Look for “Share the collection” in the “Explore” menu.
Use our Knowledge Center Service to customize and create a digital library using our simple click-to-build and auto-curation tools.
The social sector produces knowledge so that other practitioners, advocates, decision makers, and researchers can use it to improve the good work they do. By using a Creative Commons license publishers empower others to use their knowledge while also being able to specify how they want it used. Rather than applying overly restrictive and blanket permissions, Creative Commons licenses require attribution while at the same time liberating the knowledge for actual use.
We encourage all nonprofits and foundations to think about how the licenses they choose can better reflect their intentions and values. Learn more about Creative Commons.