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Friday, November 6 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Elsevier's Heirs, or, Yes, Copyright IS Confusing

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Even when we understand the stakes, many of us still find publication agreements and copyright in general to be a mystery. While Elsevier’s new article-sharing policy represents the latest high-profile attempt to change the ecosystem for scholarly sharing, agreements from many publishers impact open access and library practice. Is Creative Commons the simple answer it seems to be? Or do the CC licenses add their own layers of complexity ? This session will introduce the most commonly-encountered stumbling blocks and latest trends, as well as offering a hands-on look at real contracts that need some fixing up.

Join us for a conversation about publishing, copyright, and open access grounded . How are your colleagues reacting to changes in practice? What can librarians do to educate scholars - including librarians publishing our own work and supporting library publishing - about these issues? Who has the time to keep up with all this stuff?

Led by an attorney at a large STEM-based institution. a scholarly communication librarian at a smaller private university, and an open access researcher / activist at an ARL institution, discussion will both challenge the audience and follow audience interest to address questions and share experiences. Whether you’re publishing your own work, supporting someone who is, or just want to know what all those weird Latin phrases mean, this lunch promises to be a great chance to learn more about the environment so you can chart your own course.

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Will Cross

Director, Open Knowledge Center & Head of Information Policy, North Carolina State University
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Molly Keener

Director of Digital Initiatives & ScholComm, Wake Forest University
Molly Keener is Director of Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. Her department supports broad engagement among faculty and students in digital scholarship. Keener consults on copyright and author rights management... Read More →
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Heather Morrison

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
The knowledge commons: a collective sharing of all of humankind's knowledge that places the public good and the needs of scholarship at the centre. The knowledge commons is free of charge for anyone to read (open access), except where there are other public good imperatives such as... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites