Know Your Rights
Introduction to Scholarly Communication
"Scholarly communication" describes both the dissemination of and access to scholarship and research in a variety of formats and states of completion, such as published books or journal articles, research results and data sets, and drafts of papers. In recent years the concept of scholarly communication has also begun to connote faculty collaborating with publishers, librarians, and others, in solving the grievous problem of the inability of libraries to keep up with the ever-increasing volume and cost of scholarly resources.
Bargain with Publishers for Better Agreements
The detailed terms of your agreements for publication of books, articles, and any other work have an immediate and direct effect on the usefulness and availability of your own scholarship, and the terms of these agreements are more flexible and negotiable than you might expect. Dr. Kenneth D. Crews, director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University, gives an overview of issues and strategies for getting better agreements that respect your scholarly works.
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