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:
- BioMed Central: http://www.
- JAMA: http://www.ala.org/acrl/
sites/ala.org.acrl/files/ content/issues/scholcomm/docs/ copyright_exercise_jama_ agreement.pdf
- Journal of Library Innovation: https://www.
- Wiley-Blackwell: http://www.
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:
- Nature Publishing Group Requires Faculty Authors to Waive ‘Moral Rights’: http://chronicle.com/
- Attacking Academic Values: http://blogs.library.
More about licenses:
- Here’s the piece by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association arguing for the CC-BY license: http://oaspa.org/why-
- Not discussed on Friday, but worth including here — “Why Full Open Access Matters”: http://www.
plosbiology.org/article/info: doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio. 1001210
- And here’s the Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine: http://scholars.
On to open access repositories:
- Here’s a blog post I recently wrote about open access repositories: http://
openaccess.commons.gc.cuny. edu/2014/03/25/what-we-talk- about/. (If you’re interested in authors’ rights, open access, and other scholarly communication topics, you might want to consider following the Open Access @ CUNY blog by RSS feed or email: http://openaccess. commons.gc.cuny.edu/.)
- And finally, here’s the still-almost-empty-but-soon-
to-be-brimming open access repository for the Graduate Center — Graduate Center Academic Works: http://works.gc.cuny. edu/