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									               Scholarly Communication Resources for Liaison Librarians

Author’s Rights

Creative Commons Canada
‘We use private rights to create public goods: creative works set free for certain uses. Like the
free software and open-source movements, our ends are cooperative and community-minded,
but our means are voluntary and libertarian. We work to offer creators a best-of-both-worlds way
to protect their works while encouraging certain uses of them — to declare "some rights

Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine
This engine allows authors to generate a PDF form which they can attach to a journal
publisher's copyright transfer agreement, and which reserves certain rights for the author. The
engine includes the SPARC and Science Commons addenda, as well as the MIT addendum.

The SHERPA/RoMEO service site is maintained by SHERPA staff and provides a listing of
publishers' copyright conditions as they relate to authors archiving their work on-line. The
service categorises publishers and their conditions as:
 Green publishers - allowing archiving of both pre-prints and post-prints
 Blue publishers - allowing archiving of post-prints but not pre-prints
 Yellow publishers - allowing archiving of pre-prints but not post-prints
 White publishers - no archiving allowed

SPARC Author Rights: Using the SPARC Author Addendum to secure your rights as the author
of a journal article

SPARC Author Addendum Online
Enter basic information about your article and generate a printable addendum to your publishing
agreement in one easy step. Produced by Science Commons, the Scholar's Copyright
Addendum Engine features an updated version of the SPARC Author Addendum.


Canadian Copyright Law
A useful FAQ about Canadian copyright, including the concept of ‘fair dealing’.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office: A Guide to Copyrights
A detailed guide to Canadian copyright. is a resource for Canadians, especially teachers, students, and creators. It
aims to explain copyright law clearly and fairly. It aims to generate discussion. Finally, it aims to

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encourage those who use, teach, and produce Canadian culture to engage with the copyright
reform process. Maintained by Professor Laura Murray at Queen’s University.

Heritage Canada Copyright Policy Branch
The Copyright Policy Branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage, in co-operation with the
Intellectual Property Policy Directorate of Industry Canada, is responsible for formulating and
implementing an integrated Canadian copyright policy. Its task is to develop an up-to-date
legislative framework and to continually improve the balance of copyright protection in Canada.
This involves taking into account legal and technological developments which affect copyright
protection, whether in Canada or abroad.

Open Access Publishing

Open Access Overview
This is an introduction to open access (OA) for those who are new to the concept, written by
Peter Suber.

Directory of Open Access Journals
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of
open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and
impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and
scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

Open Journal Systems
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been
developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and
improve access to research.

Public Knowledge Project
The Public Knowledge Project is a federally funded research initiative at the University of British
Columbia and Simon Fraser University on the west coast of Canada. It seeks to improve the
scholarly and public quality of academic research through the development of innovative online
environments. PKP has developed free, open source software for the management, publishing,
and indexing of journals and conferences. Open Journal Systems and Open Conference
Systems increase access to knowledge, improve management, and reduce publishing costs.
See Software & Services for demos, downloads, and information about these systems.

Digital Repositories

The Alexandria Archive Institute
The Alexandria Archive Institute [AAI] is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving and
sharing archaeological and other cultural heritage information. AAI works with the larger
community of “open-knowledge” initiatives and actively builds relationships with other
organizations capable of providing repository services, but does not act as a final repository for

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this information. Repository services to manage and preserve AAI datasets are provided by the
University of Chicago’s Online Cultural Heritage Research Environment project.

arXiv is an e-print service that hosts multiple disciplinary repositories, in the fields of physics,
mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. Originally based
at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell

Atlantic Canada Portal
Designed to support research relating to the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, the Atlantic Canada
Portal is a collaborative effort of the Electronic Text Centre and the Canada Research Chair in
Atlantic Canada Studies, both based at the University of New Brunswick. It provides
information, including links to other relevant electronic sources, on the region's history and
culture and serves as a digital library of primary and secondary sources on the region, including
but not limited to bibliographies, theses, archival sources, reports, and teaching aids.

An electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, neuroscience, and
Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science, Philosophy, Biology, Medicine,
Anthropology, as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences
that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

Directory of Open Access Repositories - OpenDOAR
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each
OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded
here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled
list of repositories.

NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository
The New England Law Library Consortium [NELLCO] Legal Scholarship Repository provides a
free and persistent point of access for working papers, reports, lecture series, workshop
presentations, and other scholarship created by faculty at NELLCO member schools. Powered
by Berkeley Electronic Press technology, the aim of the NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository
is to improve dissemination and visibility of a variety of scholarly materials throughout the
academic and legal research communities.

PubMed Central
A digital archive of life sciences journal literature deposited by publishers. Developed and
managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of


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SHERPA is investigating issues in the future of scholarly communication. It is developing open-
access institutional repositories in a number of research universities to facilitate the rapid and
efficient worldwide dissemination of research. Use this site to find information, advice and
materials relating to building and using repositories. There is also a summary of open access
and guidance for authors.

  Social Science Research Network
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of
social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each
of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database
containing abstracts on over 150,800 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an
Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 119,600 downloadable full text documents.
The Networks encourage readers to communicate directly with authors and other subscribers
concerning their own and others' research.

General Resources

ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to support advocacy efforts that work toward changing the scholarly
communication system, and to provide information on scholarly communication issues for
librarians, faculty, academic administrators, and other campus stakeholders. The toolkit aims to
address these concerns in ways that meet the needs of the full range of academic institutions
that make up the ACRL membership base. A primary goal of the toolkit is to summarize key
issues and content to give readers quick, basic information on scholarly communication topics.
A wide range of tools can be adapted for local use.

ARL Scholarly Communication Office
The ARL Office of Scholarly Communication works to create new models for scholarly exchange
that build on the widespread adoption of digital technologies and networking for research,
teaching, and learning. At the same time, the program works to improve the traditional systems
of scholarly exchange and increase the purchasing power of libraries and the terms and
conditions under which content is made available. Provides links to excellent resources related
to new publishing models, copyright and intellectual property, licensing, etc.

Create Change
Create Change is an educational initiative that examines new opportunities in scholarly
communication, advocates changes that recognize the potential of the networked digital
environment, and encourages active participation by scholars and researchers to guide the
course of change. Create Change was developed by the Association of Research Libraries
(ARL) and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and is supported
by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).


Gerhardt, D. (2007). Reading the fine print. The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 22.
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Glynn, T. & Wu, C. (2003). New roles and opportunities for academic library liaisons: A survey
and recommendations. Reference Services Review, 31(2), 122-128.

Hahn, Karla. (2006). New tools for new times: Remodeling the scholarly communication
system. College & Research Libraries News, 67(10), 608-614.

Hirtle, P.B. (2006). Author addenda: An examination of five alternatives. D-Lib Magazine,
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Soete, G. (Ed.). (1999). Issues and innovations in educating faculty on scholarly communication
issues. SPEC Kit 250. Transforming Libraries 10. Annapolis Junction, MD: Association of
Research Libraries.

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