Science Commons, SPARC, and ARL jointly released a white paper to help universities' policymakers navigate copyright issues in complying with NIH Public Access Policy, which takes effect April 7. The 23-page document covers six options for copyright management, including relying on the authors to manage copyright, restricting NIH-funded researchers to publishing in journals with binding depositing agreements with NIH, entering into a side agreement with NIH-funded researcher, and more. In a press release, ARL's Karla Hahn says, "The new NIH requirement should accelerate ongoing efforts to establish norms for authors to routinely retain rights to deposit works in local as well as national digital repositories."
The Day is Nigh
Mar 05, 2008