Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Library Forum, Part II: Faculty Open Access & Copyright Law

The upcoming Texas Woman's University Library Forum Know Your Rights: Copyright, Authors' Rights, Intellectual Property and the Emerging Intersection with Institutional Repositories--with its focus on legal and financial aspects of academic publishing--will take place on Monday and Tuesday, September 22-23, 2014.  

In the second of four forum presentations, speaker Diane J. Graves will focus on faculty retention of author rights while working with traditional scholarly publishers.  She will address the history of the scholarly journal pricing system in the context of other economic pricing models; the advantages of supporting the local institutional repository; Open Access options, systems and models; and Open Access myths and advocacy.  Faculty Open Access Policies: Public Missions, Public Research, Public Good takes place on Tuesday, September 23rd from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in ACT 301 on the Denton campus of TWU (with a live broadcast available in Room 1010 of the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, and in Room 2120 of the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center.) 

Immediately following Graves' presentation, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the same locations, will be Make Two Fair Uses and Call Creative Commons in the Morning with speaker Gretchen McCord.  McCord, an attorney, educator and author who specializes in copyright law and intellectual property, will help you understand the conceptual basis of the law; how to apply often antiquated law to the modern world; and most importantly, how to use fair use as a tool of empowerment so that you can move forward in your professional work with confidence.  

Rounding out the forum on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 23rd--from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall 101 in the Blagg-Huey Library--will be an interactive workshop on copyright, fair use and creative commons.  Learn about negotiating with publishers, get a better understanding of copyright law, and ask all of those questions, large and small, you want answers to.  The lecture hall is the first door on the right as you enter the library.

Attendance to all forum sessions is free and open to all.  No registration is required.


Save the Dates: Forum on Legal & Financial Aspects of Academic Publishing

Know Your Rights: An Invitation From Dean Sherilyn Bird

Library Forum, Part I: Strategies for Removing Financial Barriers to Information

Questions?  The Library Administration Office (940-898-3748) will be happy to answer them for you.

We hope to see you on September 22-23, 2014.

~Sandy Cochran

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