January 30, 2009

A Workshop for Authors and Creators of Academic Works: Who Owns Your Scholarship?

A Workshop for Authors and Creators of Academic Works
Who Owns Your Scholarship? Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Policy

* 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.

Monday, February 16, 2009
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

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.

Reserve your seat now!

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January 16, 2009

Public access to U dissertations

After many months of planning between the University Libraries and the Graduate School, current doctoral students can now provide broad public access to their dissertations through the University Digital Conservancy. The University Digital Conservancy is an open access institutional digital repository serving the University of Minnesota community. Early data indicates that graduate students have embraced the option, with 83% participation in December 2008. Discussions are underway now about broadening the option to include Master's Plan A students. For more information:



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January 9, 2009

Chicago Collaborative aims to help academic health center personnel

From a January 6 press release by the Society for Scholarly Publishing:

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), along with other important players in the STM world, is participating in the Chicago Collaborative (CC). The CC, established in May 2008, is a Working Group of representatives from key science, technology, and medicine (STM) publisher organizations, editorial associations, and an academic health sciences library organization. The name reflects the founding meeting location and emphasizes the spirit of the initial meeting: the importance of collaboration in addressing the major challenges and opportunities associated with scholarly scientific communication. The CC’s constituency includes academic health center personnel (administrators, faculty, researchers, clinicians, and students).

The CC believes that collaboration is essential to successful scholarly scientific communication. Goals include:

1. Develop a shared understanding of scholarly scientific communication issues;

2. Create effective strategies to address common understandings; and,

3. Enhance trust and dialog among CC members.


Expected outcomes include a sustainable mechanism for ongoing conversations and actions among publisher, editor, and librarian communities which does not follow the traditional buyer/seller model found in other forums and a trusted venue to discuss broad scholarly scientific communication opportunities and challenges.

More information is available in the full press release.

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