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Thursday, May 15, 2008

U of Oregon senate encourages use of an author addendum

Yesterday the University of Oregon Faculty Senate adopted a resolution encouraging faculty to use an author addendum:

Moved, that the University Senate

  1. Endorse the report of the task force on academic freedom and scholarly communication; and ask appropriate university units to implement the specific recommendations contained in the report, and
  2. Strongly recommend that all UO faculty members attach an author's addendum to any copyright transfer they sign for their scholarly work.

Thanks to JQ Johnson (Director of Scholarly Communications and Instructional Support for the University of Oregon Libraries) for the alert and for this summary of the task force report endorsed by the Senate:

The implementation  report contains a number of specific recommendations, including an  expectation that the detailed rights faculty members need will vary by  discipline but will typically include adequate rights to self-archive in the UO's institutional repository.  The report also suggests that  authors begin the process of negotiating with their publishers by  using the Science Commons "delayed access" addendum.