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  • A new twist -- securing authors' rights when negotiating content licenses: an interview with Julia Blixrud, ARL and Ivy Anderson, University of California
    A New Twist -- Securing Authors' Rights When Negotiating Content Licenses: an interview with Julia Blixrud, ARL and Ivy Anderson, University of CaliforniaConducted by Mary Minow and Eli Edwards, at ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, CaliforniaMinow: Tell us about this major new step forward in the quest for open access.Julia Blixrud: A part of the background for this effort was an author rights addendum that came out of work several years ago by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources...
  • Open Access Scholarship, Part II: An Interview with Richard A. Danner
    Part I of Open Access Scholarship was an interview of Michelle Pearse, conducted by Executive Editor Mary Minow.  As promised, here is part II, which will specifically address law reviews and legal scholarship.Eli Edwards: Nearly two years ago, a group of academic law library directors promulgated the Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship. It called for (1) open access publication of law school-published journals, and (2) an end to print publication of law journals, coupled with a...
  • Open Access to Scholarship, Part I: A Conversation with Michelle Pearse
    Mary Minow had a chance to talk with a colleague at Harvard Law School about Open Access.Nearly two years ago, the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences unanimously voted to grant the university a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to distribute faculty's scholarly articles, with an opt-out mechanism for instance in the case of incompatible rights assignment to a publisher.Today, Mary talked with Michelle Pearse, Research Librarian for Open Access Initiatives and Scholarly...

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