Field Guide & Photo Permission

To publish your work [your field guide and your photos (optional)] on the Field Guides website, we need to archive it in the Field Museum’s collections management system. By archiving it there, your work and your role in creating it will be preserved long term. Please select one of the options below. 

 

Option 1: CC0

I want to release this work into the public domain (CC0 waiver)

What this means:

 

Option 2: Field Museum CC BY-NC

I am happy to transfer the copyright to the Field Museum to make my work accessible for research.

What this means:

  • The Museum commits to releasing your material to the public under a Creative Commons license that allows anyone to use the material for non-commercial purposes (CC BY-NC 4.0), always with the corresponding credits.

  • This allows the museum to add your material to its collections management system and make it available to the public under our Data Norms.

  • The public (and you) will be able to use the material for any non-commercial purpose without further permission from you or the Museum (people will have to contact the Museum for permission for other uses).

  • We will always acknowledge you as the creator of the materials when practical, and will only use the materials for non-commercial, museum- and research-related purposes.

 

Option 3: [photographer]  CC BY-NC

I am releasing this material under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license myself

What this means:

  • This still allows the museum to add your material to its collections management system, and make it available to the public under the CC BY-NC license, always with the corresponding credits.

  • If our Data Norms evolve in a more open direction, we may need to remove your content from our collection management system without notice.

  • The public (and the Museum) will be able to use the material for any non-commercial purpose without your further permission (people will have to contact you for permission for other uses).

  • We will use the credit line: (c) [your name] CC BY-NC.

Please note that you need to confirm that you are the creator of these photos or are authorized to submit them under the conditions you selected above and that using the photos under those conditions will not infringe the rights of any person.

Copyright FAQ

 

For more information please email helpdesk@fieldmuseum.org . We are more than happy to work with you.