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The Empowered Author: Negotiating Contracts and Navigating the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem

Workshop Flyer of The Empowered Author
Thursday, December 12, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cathy Rimer-Surles, Arnetta Girardeau, Dave Hansen

Publishing contracts form the basis for almost every aspect of how your book or article will be edited, produced, and disseminated. This workshop is about how to work with your publisher to maximize the effectiveness of your contract. Not all publishers are alike, but with most university presses, the negotiation need not be adversarial; we will talk about how to find ways to meet your and your publishers' objectives. We will discuss all major components of traditional publishing contracts, what your rights and obligations are as well as your publisher's, while also addressing additional features such as new open access opportunities and rights reversion clauses.

This workshop is offered in collaboration with Duke's Office of Scientific Integrity, Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training (ASIST). This event fulfills the Responsible Conduct of Research Requirement for Duke faculty and staff.

Speakers include:

Cathy Rimer-Surles
Assistant Director for Contracts and Intellectual Property
Duke University Press

Arnetta Girardeau
Copyright & Information Policy Consultant
Duke University Library

Dave Hansen
Lead Copyright & Information Policy Officer,
Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communication
Duke University Libraries

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