Open Access Expert Forum, April 22, 12:00 noon – UNC Office of Faculty Governance
"Sponsored by the new ad-hoc Open Access Task Force, appointed this spring by Faculty Chair Jan Boxill and Chaired by Profs. Todd Vision and Julie Kimbrough. This is an expert forum to learn about the rights-retention policies that have been adopted by faculty at several peer institutions in recent years. Such policies typically ensure that faculty have the legal rights to publish in the journal of their choice, at no fee, while at the same time ensuring the accessibility of their peer-reviewed manuscripts through an institutional repository. Such policies can provide the researcher with greater reuse rights than are allowed by the copyright transfer agreements provided by many scholarly publishers. The forum will include presentations by two speakers who have been closely involved with the faculty-led open access policies adopted at Duke University (in 2010) and across the entire 10-university University of California system (in 2013) ..."