Acceptable Use of Artwork by Janet Stevens
This year’s Texas Reading Club artist is Janet Stevens and she possesses the copyright to the artwork for Texas Reading Club Jubilee: 1958-2008! The artwork is included in the 2008 Texas Reading Club manual on CD-ROM and in the online manual on the Texas State Library and Archive Commission web site.
In accordance with the artist’s contract, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission grants Texas libraries and librarians a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to reproduce all color artwork and clip art in the Texas Reading Club manual to promote the 2008 Texas Reading Club, their libraries, and reading. It may be used to create items such as crafts, t-shirts, programs, print promotional items, and library decorations. If a library utilizes artwork in print or on promotional items, the artwork must include the copyright symbol designating Janet Stevens as copyright holder.
In addition, Texas libraries are granted permission to upload the color artwork and clip art onto their library web sites for the sole purpose of promoting the 2008 Texas Reading Club program, their libraries, and reading. If a library displays the artwork on a web site, the library is obligated to clearly state that it is for use only by Texas libraries and librarians. If a library uploads artwork onto their web sites, the artwork must carry the copyright symbol designating Janet Stevens as copyright holder. The library must also provide a link to the Acceptable Use of Artwork by Janet Stevens.
The color artwork on the certificate, poster, and bookmark may not be altered or modified in any way. Images may not be manipulated and colors may not be changed. It is, however, acceptable to use a portion of the artwork for promotion. For example, an image of a specific character or a portion of the artwork may be pulled from the whole art piece and placed on a button, flyer, or other promotional item. The artwork must include the copyright symbol designating Janet Stevens as copyright holder.
All reproductions of the color poster, bookmark, and certificate must credit the Texas Reading Club and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. They must retain the words, “Texas Reading Club” and “The 2008 Texas Reading Club is Sponsored by Your Local Library and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.” This text appears on the color artwork and must remain on the poster, bookmark, and certificate.
Bookmarks, Borders, Buttons, Certificates, Reading Logs, and More!
Public libraries in Texas may use the artwork to create items for use as incentives, awards, and prizes that are given to teens. The artwork is the property of the artist. Please respect her work! All images must include the copyright symbol with Janet Stevens listed as copyright holder. Libraries may resize and reverse the clip art, but may not alter it. The name of the library may be added, but the art is owned by the illustrator and should not be touched up, edited, or modified without permission. Color may be added to the clip art only if the same color hues as represented in the poster, bookmark, and certificate are utilized.
The artwork may only be used on items that will be sold if the proceeds are returned to the library directly, or through a Friends of the Library organization, and sales are limited to Texas. Please direct questions to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 512-463-6623.