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1 Empowering Authors Sharon Wang and Andrea Kosavic Scholarly Communications Retreat December 12, 2007

2 Agenda Survey of author attitudes How librarians can help authors Author’s rights vs. copyright Copyright models and strategies Growing list of addenda Author’s addenda-key issues SPARC Author Addendum

3 Survey of Author Attitudes… Need to understand scholarly communication issues from the author’s perspective Authors want… (selected list)

4 Faster Publishing Authors want faster publishing options:  Research results are time sensitive in certain fields  Traditional publishing models are slow

5 Recognition Authors want:  To publish in a recognized, peer reviewed journal  Their articles read, downloaded, cited Authors feel that:  Impact factor is misleading and discriminates against disciplines and specialized journals

6 Wide Dissemination Authors want their article to:  Reach the desired readership  Reach a wide audience Authors are worried that:  Journal pricing increases threaten dissemination

7 How Librarians can help… Advocate for open access models  Electronic submissions speed up publishing times (faster publishing)  Many open access journals are peer reviewed (recognition)  Open access journals are gaining recognition (HE Physics and Astronomy 100% open access) (recognition)

8 How Librarians can help… Advocate for open access cont’d…  Open access ensures widest dissemination which can lead to: increased readership earlier citations, more citations more potential impact (recognition and wide dissemination)

9 How Librarians can help… Advocate for effective copyright management  Self-archiving allows authors to take advantage of open access benefits  Empower authors to retain self-archiving rights (recognition and wide dissemination)

10 Author’s Rights v. Copyright Use the work Distribute the work Translate the work Reproduce the work Present/ perform the work Authorize others to do all these … …

11 Copyright Models Retain certain rights when publish License the publisher to use the work, But still own the copyright Transfer copyright when publish

12 Copyright Models and Strategies Publish in journals that have responsible assignments of rights (Sherpa) Retain self-archiving access rights Retain NON-EXCLUSIVE right to make work openly accessible and usable for non- commercial educational and research purposes (CC Attribution-NonCommercial- Share Alike)

13 Author’s addenda-key issues “The extent of the author’s ability to continue to use the copyrighted work even after the transfer of copyright to a publisher, including the ability of the author to make copies of the work or prepare new works based on the copyrighted work. The author’s ability to authorize others to use the work Whether and when the author’s institution can make any use of the work Whether and when the author’s funding agency can make use of the work When and under what circumstances, if any, people at other institutions can use the work What legal protections are available to the author.” Quoted from Peter B. Hirtle. “Author Addenda: an examination of five alternatives”.

14 Growing list of Addenda MIT Amendment to Publication Agreement Scholar’s Copyright OpenAccess- CreativeCOmmons 1.0 Addendum Scholar’s Copyright OpenAccess-Publish 1.0 Addendum Scholar’s Copyright OpenAccess-Delay 1.0 Addendum Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine (SCAE) SPARC Canadian Author Addendum From Peter B. Hirtle. “Author Addenda: an examination of five alternatives”.

15 Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike You may copy, distribute, adapt, and transmit the work Must acknowledge author Non-commercial use only Any adaptations to be shared under similar license


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