February 5, 2009

Copyright Presentation and Q&A session on 2/16

Hello all,

I just wanted to make a plug for the workshop on copyright coming up a week from Monday in Coffman. It looks like it will be an interesting discussion of copyright issues surrounding academic works - plus, you get CE credit for it!


Workshop: Who Owns Your Scholarship? Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Policy
A Workshop for Authors and Creators of Academic Works
Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University
Monday, February 16, 2009
When: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Who owns the article or book you just published?
Who owns your course syllabus and lecture notes?
Who controls publishing in your discipline?
How can you fairly use the work of others in your scholarship?
How does the new University Copyright Policy affect you?

Attend this short workshop to discuss these questions with your colleagues and learn how to manage your copyrights while increasing the impact of your work by providing the greatest possible visibility and access.
Register at: key=182708. Free to University of Minnesota community.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Kenneth Crews joined Columbia University in January 2008 as founding director of the Copyright Advisory Office (CAO). More information available at

February 21, 2008

New Requirement for NIH-Funded Research

The NIH Public Access Policy has been signed into law and takes effect on April 7, 2008. After April 7th, the new NIH Public Access Policy will require you to submit any articles accepted for publication to NIH's PubMed Central, where they will be freely and permanently accessible to all so that they might better advance science and improve health.

Before that, however, you'll need to make sure you don't sign away the necessary rights in the journal's author agreement. The University Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration are prepared to help. Questions about the policy can be sent to We can help you ensure you have the necessary rights, guide you through the submission process, and help you understand how to cite your articles in future applications and progress reports. For more information, go to:

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