Celebrate Open Access Week 2012 at Queens College by attending this workshop about your rights as an academic author!

Publishers often ask authors to sign away some rights as a condition of publication. When you publish your works, what rights do you retain? Can you repost it on your website? Who owns your copyright? How can you retain the rights you want? Should you consider publishing in open access journals?

Aiming to strengthen your knowledge about intellectual property, we will cover several aspects of academic publishing with a focus on authors’ rights, including:

• Considering the benefits of retaining copyright
• Assessing the types of contracts you may be offered
• Negotiating a better contract
• Accessing alternatives to traditional academic publishing
• Recognizing current problems with the academic publishing environment

The workshop will focus primarily on journal articles rather than other types of publications.

Speakers:
Michael Miller, Associate Librarian for Public Services, Benjamin Rosenthal Library
Nancy Foasberg, Humanities Librarian, Benjamin Rosenthal Library

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Time: 12:15 – 1:30 pm
Location: Razran 318, Queens College

Please RSVP for the event at http://tinyurl.com/techtalk-23Oct2012, whether you plan to join us in person or virtually.

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Sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning at Queens College.

Learn more about Open Access Week 2012: http://www.openaccessweek.org/