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October 22, 2009

Scholarly Communication and Open Access Week @ the University Library

The Library is pleased to offer a range of lectures and workshops on scholarly communication, open access, and copyright the week of October 26-30.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lecture: Who Owns Your Scholarship: Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Practice
Kenneth Crews
Director, Copyright Advisory Office
Columbia University

Please join the University Library and the Graduate College for the CAS MillerComm lecture by Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Office of Columbia University, on "Who Owns Your Scholarship: Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Practice". Issues related to copyright span the range of activities at the university from the creation of new scholarly works to the use of others' works in the classroom and research. Copyright can be a baffling process today, and Professor Crews will help faculty and students better understand and manage their rights as authors while increasing the impact of their works by providing the greatest possible visibility and access.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 4:00pm
Alice Campbell Alumni Center
601 S. Lincoln Ave

Sponsored in conjunction with the College of Law, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Office of Technology Management, Office of the Vice President for Technology and Economic Development


Workshops on Copyright and Open Access Offered by the Library

All workshops will be held in Main Library, room 314.

Workshops are co-sponsored by the Graduate College and organized by the Library's Scholarly Communications Committee. Many thanks to Sarah Shreeves and Janice Pilch.


Workshop: Understanding Open Access
Are you wondering what the fuss is about open access? The movement for open access to publications - that is, publications that are freely and openly available to anyone to access - has been steadily gaining momentum. With the National Institute of Health's open access policy as well as those at Harvard and MIT, it is important to understand the different forms of open access that are available. Come to this workshop to learn about open access journals as well as self-archiving your work into a repository such as Illinois' IDEALS (

Mon, Oct 26, 4-5pm
Fri, Oct 30, 1-2pm


Workshop: Your Research Rights: Ownership Awareness to Maximize the Impact
You're going to be published - congratulations! Did you know that you own the copyright on your work until you transfer copyright to a publisher? Did you know you need to retain rights in order to include an article or reuse a chart in your dissertation or thesis or make your work openly available on the web? Come to this session and learn about what your rights as an author are and how to negotiate with publishers for the rights that you need to retain.

Tue, Oct 27, 9-10:30am
Wed, Oct 28, 3:30-5pm


Workshop: Practical Copyright: Considerations for Teaching and Research
You're writing a thesis or preparing to teach your course, but you have a lot of concerns about being ethical and abiding by copyright law. Come to this session and learn the basics of copyright law and some guidelines for how you can stay within the law using the four principles of Fair Use. Please remember that librarians cannot give you advice regarding copyright issues, but we can steer you in the right direction to find answers to your questions.

Tue, Oct 27, 2-3:30pm
Wed, Oct 28, 2-3:30pm


Posted by Katie Newman at October 22, 2009 4:36 PM