Kylie Pappalardo: Publishing and Open Access in an e-Research Environment

OAKLAW: Open Access to Knowledge Law Project

Survey of academic authors on publishing agreements and open access: 509 participants. Generally they support open access. They are OK with end user free access, and reuse. Many authors don't deposit into repositories because they don't know there is a repository -- or what the legal status of their publication was. Most did not know whether they had licensed or assigned copyright (i.e. whether they retained rights). General lack of understanding of copyright issues; authors are not asking the publishers the right questions.

Arts & Humanities scholars are more clued in about copyright issues than Science scholars.

OAKLIST, tracking publisher positions on open access and repositories. OAKLAW have also produced guide to open access for researchers; sample publishing agreement (forthcoming): exclusive license to publish, non-exclusive license for other rights.

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