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Faculty/Staff: Tips from the Library

Provides tips about library resources and services for all staff. Also includes library resources for teaching and research such as copyright, selecting a publisher, and textbook alternatives.

Author Rights

Authors will benefit by understanding their rights and negotiating with their publishers to retain rights. Such rights control the availability of the work to others as well as the author's right to use the work in his or her own classroom, website, etc.

In addition to the links below, see the YouTube videos, "Bargaining for Better Publication Agreements" by Kenneth Crews and "Open Access Explained!" by Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen.

Bargaining for Better Publication Agreements

In this 25-minute video, “Dr. Kenneth D. Crews, director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University, gives an overview of issues and strategies for getting better agreements that respect your scholarly works.”  

Open Access Explained

Learn why "open access" is a researcher's issue.

Published on Oct 25, 2012 on YouTube.

"What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it's all about. Make sure to watch it in HD and Fullscreen!"
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