As stated in all of the Open Access Declarations or Statements, libraries have an important role in the Open Access movement and in most cases are responsible for the creation of repositories.
This forces librarians to acquire skills to deal with legal aspects related to what is or is not allowed and to widen their knowledge in Intellectual Property Law, Copyright, Open Access strategies, Creative Commons Licenses, etc.
We plan to offer a course to give the audience the appropriate tools to manage these legal issues of repositories.
The course will be introductory with the following key points:
- Open Access Policies and the role they impose on libraries
- Institutional Mandates
- The wording of institutional Open Access Policies
- Open Access publications and their inclusion in Institutional Repositories
- The granting of rights to include authors' scientific production in repositories
- Embargo clauses
The duration of the course will be 3 hours, with the last one dedicated to practical cases of submitting articles to a repository according to publisher copyright policies and self-archiving:
- Gold Open Access Publishing
- Green Open Access Publishing
- Delegate Archiving
The conclusion of the course will be a reflection on whether all our institutional scientific output which is freely available on the Internet should be submitted to an institutional repository.
Learning outcomes : By the end of this course, the students will be able to:
- Understand the different ways of Open Access Publishing and their legal implications
- Apply the rules for the inclusion of scientific output in repositories
- Analyze the scientific output of their institutions and evaluate the knowledge and use of Open Access Publishing
- Foster Open Access strategies within their institutions.
Level : Introductory
Target audience : Librarians involved with institutional repositories or those who carry out certain tasks related to the legal implications of repositories, for which they need to deal with Intellectual Property Law or Copyright.
Preparation for the session : No