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Materials from Authors’ Rights Event

On March 28, Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication, led an event (co-sponsored by OpenCUNY) on authors’ rights. Jill has kindly allowed us to share the following resources from the event on OpenCUNY.
Here are the slides from the event:
Here’s SHERPA/RoMEO, the tool for getting a quick snapshot of a publisher’s/journal’s self-archiving policy:
Here are the publishing agreements we looked at:
You might recall our confusion about the “moral rights” mentioned in the Journal of Library Innovation document.  As it turns out, moral rights have to do with the right to be attributed and the right to control the fate/integrity of a work.  The Journal of Library Innovation doesn’t touch moral rights, but it was just reported with horror that the Nature Publishing Group asks authors to waive moral rights to articles published in their journals!  Here are two articles on that topic:
More about licenses:
On to open access repositories:

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