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Library Scholarly Communication Programs

Book Description

Libraries must negotiate a range of legal issues, policies and ethical guidelines when developing scholarly communication initiatives. Library Scholarly Communication Programs is a practical primer, covering these issues for institutional repository managers, library administrators, and other staff involved in library-based repository and publishing services. The title is composed of four parts. Part one describes the evolution of scholarly communication programs within academic libraries, part two explores institutional repositories and part three covers library publishing services. Part four concludes with strategies for creating an internal infrastructure, comprised of policy, best practices and education initiatives, which will support the legal and ethical practices discussed in the book.

  • Demonstrates the importance of creating a policy infrastructure for scholarly communication initiatives
  • Offers a novel combination of legal and ethical issues in a plain, approachable format
  • Provides samples of policy and contract language, as well as several case studies, to illustrate the concepts presented

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of boxes
  6. List of abbreviations
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Preface
  9. About the author
  10. Part 1: Libraries and scholarly communication
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 1: The evolution of scholarly communication programs
      1. Abstract:
      2. “Scholarly communication” and academic libraries: 1979–2001
      3. The current scope of scholarly communication in academic libraries
      4. An ethical framework for scholarly communication programs
      5. Overview of topics
  11. Part 2: Institutional repositories
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 2: Institutional repositories and intellectual property
      1. Abstract:
      2. Intellectual property
      3. Copyright and institutional repositories
      4. Contracts and licenses
      5. Research data
    3. Chapter 3: Research ethics
      1. Abstract:
      2. Human subject research
      3. Research data: special considerations
      4. Article retractions and corrections
    4. Chapter 4: Privacy and propriety
      1. Abstract:
      2. Privacy
      3. Privacy and health records: HIPAA
      4. Privacy and educational records: FERPA
      5. Privacy and oral history
      6. Defamation: from false light to false facts
      7. Conclusion: limiting potential liability
    5. Chapter 5: Repository policies
      1. Abstract:
      2. Collection management policies
      3. Repository submission agreements
      4. Grant of license to the institution
      5. Assurances from the contributor
      6. Beyond single submissions: memoranda of understanding
      7. Addressing end users: terms of use, privacy, and disclaimers
      8. Legal compliance
      9. Conclusion: context changes, but ethics remain
  12. Part 3: Library publishing services
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 6: Ethical and legal issues in journal publishing
      1. Abstract:
      2. Establishing an editorial structure
      3. Defining relationships with authors
      4. Ensuring access and preservation
      5. Establishing responsibilities and liability
      6. From policy to reality
    3. Chapter 7: Publication ethics
      1. Abstract:
      2. Authorship
      3. Plagiarism
      4. Copyright and fair use
      5. Research misconduct
      6. Privacy
      7. Conflict of interest
      8. Simultaneous submissions and redundant publication
      9. Irresponsible scholarship
      10. Responding to errors and misconduct
      11. Ethics and editorial expertise
    4. Chapter 8: Intellectual property and publishing
      1. Abstract:
      2. Permissions and fair use: protecting the balance of copyright in the process of creation
      3. Author publishing agreements: protecting authors’ rights
      4. Licensing: protecting readers’ ability to build on authors’ work
      5. Beyond the balance: further intellectual property considerations
      6. Protecting intellectual property through policy (and contract)
    5. Chapter 9: Publishing policies
      1. Abstract:
      2. Establishing the scope of the publishing program
      3. Defining expectations and relationships
      4. Protecting intellectual property
      5. Establishing policies regarding ethics and integrity
      6. Conclusion: identify, emulate, and create
  13. Part 4: The road forward
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 10: Building sustainable programs
      1. Abstract:
      2. Policy development: connection and definition
      3. Process: workflow and compliance
      4. Education and outreach: identifying rights and responsibilities
      5. Conclusion: law, ethics, and library scholarly communication programs
  14. References
  15. Index