THE ISSUES

THE RESPONSE

LINKS


WHAT YOU CAN DO

As a scholar, there are many actions you can take to help regain control of your system of communication. Please consider the following:
  • Deposit your preprints, postprints, conference papers, and other work in IDEALS, the new University of Illinois institutional repository. Most publishers permit depositing postprints in such repositories. Check the Sherpa directory, to see what your publisher allows. More about IDEALS...
  • Discuss funding and promotion criteria with university administrators and decision-makers in your department. Work within your field's scholarly societies to raise issues of concern.
  • Collaborate with university librarians, especially those in your subject area, to help ensure that wise collection and subscription decisions are made.
  • Educate yourself about your rights to share articles, images and other intellectual property with your students by reading the Know Your Copy Rights brochure.

    Please also see Issues to Consider When Placing an Article.