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Thursday, November 5 • 2:25pm - 3:10pm
CC-BY: Is There Such a Thing as Too Open in Open Access?

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Support and demand for researchers to publish in Open Access journals has been growing steadily among funding agencies, research organizations, and institutions of higher education. The Wellcome Trust and the Research Councils UK OA policies have begun imposing more finite restrictions, like publishing only under CC-BY licenses, on researchers. CC-BY, or Creative Commons Attribution, is one of several and the most open of all creative commons licensing. It most closely embodies the definition of OA, as established by the Berlin Declaration and Bethesda Statement on Open Access, by allowing for the most reuse, including the unrestricted creation of derivatives. Scholars have voiced concern that CC-BY may not be the best license for all disciplines. Libraries, as OA publishers, custodians of institutional repositories, facilitators of scholarly research, and organizers of information, are well positioned to enhance a discussion on balancing the needs of scholars for minimum control over their work with the goal of OA publishing to most widely disseminate information and scholarship to the public without barriers of country, class, access or financing.

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LeEtta Schmidt

Resource Sharing and Copyright Librarian, University of South Florida Tampa Library
LeEtta M. Schmidt is the Resource Sharing and Copyright Librarian at the USF Tampa library, and the Editor of the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Electronic Reserve. She is a member of ALA, FLA, and has published articles in CR&L News, The Journal of Academic Librarianship and the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. LeEtta earned her B.A. in English Literature and her M.A. in Library Science... Read More →
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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research
Anthony Watkinson is the Principal Consultant at CIBER Research and is an associate of Oxford Brookes University and an honorary lecturer at University College London. For publications see the Ciber site. He is a director of the Charleston Conference, a member of the editorial board of the Charleston Advisor and co-organiser of the Fiesole Retreats. He also consults for the Publishers Association and organises events and writes for the... Read More →

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