2010 Texas Reading Club

Acceptable Use of Artwork, by Kim Doner

The 2010 Texas Reading Club artist, Kim Doner, possesses the copyright to the artwork she created for Catch the Reading Express! In accordance with the artist’s contract with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Kim Doner’s artwork is included in the 2010 Texas Reading Club manuals on the Texas State Library’s web site and on CD-ROM.

Color Artwork:  Poster, Certificate, and Bookmark

In accordance with the artist’s contract, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission grants Texas libraries a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to reproduce the color artwork (poster, certificate, and bookmark) for the sole purposes of promoting Texas Reading Club, their libraries, and reading.  The color artwork must carry the copyright symbol designating Kim Doner as copyright holder

Texas libraries are granted permission to upload the color artwork onto their library web sites for the sole purposes of promoting the 2010 Texas Reading Club, libraries, and reading.  The library must provide a link to this Acceptable Use of Artwork by Kim Doner on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission web site, or on the library’s web siteThe color artwork must carry the copyright symbol designating Kim Doner as copyright holder

Texas Libraries may use the color artwork to create items such as crafts, t-shirts, programs, library decorations, and promotional items.  The color artwork must carry the copyright symbol designating Kim Doner as copyright holder

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 part 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 with Kim Doner listed as copyright holder.

All reproductions of the color artwork (poster, certificate, bookmark) must credit the Texas Reading Club and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  They must include the words, “Texas Reading Club” and “The 2010 Texas Reading Club is Sponsored by (insert the name of your library) and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.”  This text appears and must remain on the poster, bookmark, and certificate.

Clip Art:  Color and Black and White

In accordance with the artist’s contract with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas libraries are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to reproduce all black and white and color clip art by Kim Doner for the sole purposes of promoting Texas Reading Club, their libraries, and reading. Texas libraries may use the clip art to create items such as crafts, t-shirts, programs, and library decorations. The clip art may be uploaded onto web sites of Texas libraries.  The clip art does not need to be accompanied by a copyright symbol designating Kim Doner as copyright holder

The intention of the clip art images is that they be combined in a wide variety of ways to enhance any item for which they are used; they are a "mix-n-match" set of individual pieces.  They can be resized, colored, and reversed.  The artist recommends using the clip art to create a variety of scenes depicting the characters and objects related to the Reading Express.  Go for it!

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 of the color artwork (poster, certificate, and bookmark) must include the copyright symbol with Kim Doner listed as copyright holder. The name of the library may be added, but the 4-color art is owned by the illustrator and may not be touched up, edited, or modified without permission.

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.

For more information, please contact Christine McNew, Youth Services Consultant, at christine.mcnew@tsl.texas.gov.

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