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Workshop Name Authors’ rights for authors who write to be read
About Workshop Most of us don’t understand the publishing contracts we sign. These are often long, complex documents usually filled with legal jargon and each publisher has its own version. We sign them because we want to tell people about our research and because it’s good for our careers.

Typically publishing agreements require that we ‘assign’ our copyright to the publisher? But what does that mean for posting my work on academic networking sites like ResearchGate and Academia? Or for depositing it in a research repository, like OUR Archive? Or even using it in my own teaching? What if my work goes out of print? Did I sign away my digital rights? And how is it different if I publish in an open access journal?

In this workshop we’ll work through some real publishing agreements, study their language and what they mean for what we can do with the material we write. We’ll also look at things you might negotiate with your publisher, such as rights to archive your work in a research repository or to revert copyright to you after an agreed timeframe.

Bring a publishing agreement of your own, either an old one or one from a publisher you’re working with or might do in the future. These can be monograph or journal agreements.

Please note that our seminar room is up a flight of stairs. Please let Candi Young ( know if this will cause accessibility issues for you.
Who Should Attend University research and teaching staff
Date & Time
24/10/2018 Wednesday 09:00AM - 10:00AM
HEDC Seminar Room, Level 1, HEDC, 65/75 Union Place West, Dunedin
Facilitators Richard White, Manager Copyright and Open Access
Express Interest