How to get ‘Open Access’ into your publishing contract

Categories: Library
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Published on: 31 October 2012

Negotiating a publishing contract can be difficult at the best of times. However, now that grant funding bodies such as the NHMRC are making it a requirement that resulting research publications be made publically available on open access, the negotiations around the publishing contract becomes even more important.

To make the potential negotiation process a little simpler the University of Sydney Library, in consultation with the Office of General Counsel, have developed an Addendum Generator which creates the addendum for you.

All you need to do is to complete the four fields on the form and the ‘generator’ will create the text. Then sign the form and add it to the original contract.

Essentially the addendum allows

You to:

  • use, reproduce, distribute, create derivatives of the  work  in electronic, digital or print form in connection with your teaching, conference presentations, lectures, other scholarly works, and for all your academic and professional activities.
  • authorise others to make, the final published version of the work available in digital form over the Internet,

Your institution to:

  • provide an electronic version of the work to be made publicly available in an  open access repository for any scholarly purpose only.
  • authorise the NHMRC, the ARC or any other public research funding body to make a copy of the peer-reviewed manuscript of the work available for public access no later than 12 months after the official date of publication.

Next time you come to sign a publisher contract think about what you are signing and remember to not sign your rights away.

Sten Christensen, Repository Coordinator, Sydney eScholarship
T 02 9351 7407

Fisher Library: Level 3, Fisher South is now open

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Published on: 29 October 2012

Snapshot from Level 3 SouthWe are happy to announce that Level 3, Fisher South is now open.

See the photos here.

The new area includes: study spaces, 64 computers, two home theatres, three interactive technology spaces, the Assistive Technology Lab, kitchen, parent room and community noticeboards.

Opening soon

Level 1 – The Newsroom and Print Workshop
Level 4 – The link area study space

The next stage of works in Fisher South will begin early next year.

Open data and content mining

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Published on: 29 October 2012

picShould data used in scientific articles be available to all? Are we losing opportunities – and dollars – by not being able to extract and re-use names, numbers, places, chemicals, organisms, graphs and tables in published articles?

Peter Murray-Rust (University of Cambridge and Open Knowledge Foundation) believes so. In this seminar he’ll outline why he thinks we need to change to an open access model and how it can be done.

Find out more about the seminar

When: 2pm, October 31 2012
Where: Seminar Room, Level 2, Fisher Library
RSVP: not required. All welcome.
Host: Dr Mat Todd, School of Chemistry

September’s additions to New Titles lists are now available

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Published on: 2 October 2012

Titles which were acquired during September are now included in the New Titles lists.









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