Do I sign a contract or agreement with UVicSpace when I deposit my work?
Yes, you will need to agree to a non-exclusive distribution license in the last step of item submission. This allows us to distribute your work online and to migrate it to new formats in the future if necessary.
This agreement pertains only to distribution and format migration; it has nothing to do with copyright. It is also non-exclusive, meaning UVicSpace does not concern itself with or try to control how other entities (such as yourself or your publisher) distribute your work.