Michael Carroll speaks about Author’s Rights and Open Access at The University of Oklahoma’s “Open Conversations About Open Access” Conference on Feb. 28

Prof. Michael Carroll's presentation explains how copyright law applies to scholarly publishing. Authors receive copyrights for their articles and routinely transfer these copyrights to publishers, a practice that creates a downstream access problem. Some academic authors have responded to this situation by choosing publishers who permit author self-archiving of their work on the Internet, while others have individually negotiated with publishers to provide for free access to their articles over the Internet. More recently, research funders and university faculties as a group have adopted policies that provide for open access as a term and condition of funding or as a matter of university policy. This talk will explain how these policies are consistent with authors’ rights.  Event page: http://libraries.ou.edu/conferences/conf2013/

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