SPARC Introduces Author Rights

August 10, 2006

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has just issued a press release detailing SPARC Author Rights, an educational initiative to inform faculty across all disciplines about how to use the SPARC Author Addendum to secure their rights as authors of journal articles. The SPARC Author Addendum is, “is a legal instrument that authors may use to modify their publisher agreements, enabling them to keep selected key rights to their articles, such as: distributing copies in the course of teaching and research; posting the article on a personal or institutional Web site; and creating derivative works.”

Also check out these additional comments and links from Peter Suber’s Open Access News.

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