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This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

A copy of the GPL license is available in the LICENSE file distributed with this software. It is also available from


Source code for OpenScholar may be obtained from


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0835500.


In return for the effort so many people contribute to the OpenScholar project, we would appreciate it if you would give back to this collective effort through one of the following ways:

  • If you like the OpenScholar project, please use it. Install OpenScholar at your University or institution, create a site and encourage others to do the same. Please also cite the OpenScholar project in your reports and publications, and spread the word at conferences, meetings and in casual conversation. The broader our user base becomes, the easier it is for all of us to improve the software to the benefit of everyone.
  • If you think of a useful new feature that could improve OpenScholar, please suggest improvements, send us code to implement them, or sponsor the development of specific features with grants or gifts.
  • If you find a problem, please report the issue so that we can try to fix it (or even better, send us a patch).
  • Commercial profit-making ventures also are welcome to use OpenScholar software in any way consistent with our licensing requirements. In some cases our team may be able to provide training and technical assistance in support of your development efforts, when feasible and when we judge that such help improves the general applicability of, or promotes, the overall project. Support for OpenScholar via financial contributions, coding assistance, or temporary personnel detailed to our team, make it easier for us to assist your efforts.


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  jQuery - Copyright (c) 2008 - 2014 John Resig


This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT 

ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS 


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