Authors and Authority: Perspectives and Negotiating Licenses and Copyright (ALA 06 MW)
ALA Midwinter 2006: SPARC/ACRL Forum
AUTHORS AND AUTHORITY: PERSPECTIVES ON NEGOTIATING LICENSES AND COPYRIGHT
Over 250 delegates to January's midwinter meeting joined us to hear insights from a publisher, an attorney, and a librarian into the ways that the traditional relationship between author and publisher is changing. David Hoole of Nature Publishing Group, Michael Carroll of Villanova University School of Law, and John Ober of California Digital Library shared views on how the copyright landscape has changed with the introduction of authors' addenda being attached to publisher agreements and the initiation of large-scale efforts like Creative Commons and Science Commons. SPARC's outgoing Steering Committee Chair Jim Neal was kind enough to moderate.