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Citation and Copyright

Update February 21, 2023: This project is no longer active. You can still search the uploaded documents. However, crowdsourced editing and editor accounts are no longer supported. There are plans for migrating the information to a new platform in the future.

MBDA is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Users are free to download and re-publish documents, descriptions, and other archive content under the following conditions:

  • Site content may be used for non-commercial purposes only.
  • MBDA must be cited as the source. Recommended citation format for individual documents is provided on item pages, but users are free to follow any of the standard citation conventions for an edited collection (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago).
  • Creation of derivatives is not permitted.

Express written consent is required for use not covered by this permission.

MBDA cites community contributions:

Participants' contributions are valued and recognized. When you edit a document and save your work, your name is automatically included in the document citation.

Example citation of the MBDA site:

Schlitz, Stephanie A., et al. Eds. Martha Berry Digital Archive. Mount Berry: Berry College, 2013. http://marthaberry.org

Example citation of a document published by MBDA:

Cook, Sam Henry. "Letter from S. H. Cook to Martha Berry." 27 Aug. 1918. Martha Berry Digital Archive. Eds. Schlitz, Stephanie A., Howells, Rebecca, et al. Mount Berry: Berry College, 2013. 11 Jan 2013. https://mbda.berry.edu/items/show/24

Who is et al.? You are!

Citing a participatory editing project, where a large number of faculty, staff, students, and community members contribute, is a little challenging, but the Latin abbreviation et al. (et alii), "and everyone else," is academe's way of acknowledging that while it is not practical to include the names of every individual who has contributed when a source has more than three editors, it is essential to recognize that this work is a collaborative endeavor. Interested in learning more about who's involved in editing MBDA? Check out the Community page.