Many authors have little understanding of publishers' standard copyright transfer agreements and end up signing such agreements without concern for how they may wish to use the publication in future. Since most agreements require authors to surrender all rights to the publisher, they may be unable to re-publish parts of the work, email it to students and colleagues, post it to a course management tool, and even place it in an institutional repository or on their personal web page. An author addendum is one way to manage control over publications, but equally importantly, authors should be aware of open access publishing and Creative Commons licensing options. This session will examine copyright transfer agreements, author addenda, and discuss open access publishing and Creative Commons licenses.
Cameron, Brian D., "Author Rights: Maintaining Control over your Publications" (2010). Librarian and Staff Presentations. Paper 4.