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Library Scholarly Communication Programs

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List of boxes List of abbreviations Acknowledgments Preface About the author Part 1: Libraries and scholarly communication Introduction Chapter 1: The evolution of scholarly communication programs Abstract: "Scholarly communication" and academic libraries: 1979-2001 The current scope of scholarly communication in academic libraries An ethical framework for scholarly communication programs Overview of topics Part 2: Institutional repositories Introduction Chapter 2: Institutional repositories and intellectual property Abstract: Intellectual property Copyright and institutional repositories Contracts and licenses Research data Chapter 3: Research ethics Abstract: Human subject research Research data: special considerations Article retractions and corrections Chapter 4: Privacy and propriety Abstract: Privacy Privacy and health records: HIPAA Privacy and educational records: FERPA Privacy and oral history Defamation: from false light to false facts Conclusion: limiting potential liability Chapter 5: Repository policies Abstract: Collection management policies Repository submission agreements Grant of license to the institution Assurances from the contributor Beyond single submissions: memoranda of understanding Addressing end users: terms of use, privacy, and disclaimers Legal compliance Conclusion: context changes, but ethics remain Part 3: Library publishing services Introduction Chapter 6: Ethical and legal issues in journal publishing Abstract: Establishing an editorial structure Defining relationships with authors Ensuring access and preservation Establishing responsibilities and liability From policy to reality Chapter 7: Publication ethics Abstract: Authorship Plagiarism Copyright and fair use Research misconduct Privacy Conflict of interest Simultaneous submissions and redundant publication Irresponsible scholarship Responding to errors and misconduct Ethics and editorial expertise Chapter 8: Intellectual property and publishing Abstract: Permissions and fair use: protecting the balance of copyright in the process of creation Author publishing agreements: protecting authors' rights Licensing: protecting readers' ability to build on authors' work Beyond the balance: further intellectual property considerations Protecting intellectual property through policy (and contract) Chapter 9: Publishing policies Abstract: Establishing the scope of the publishing program Defining expectations and relationships Protecting intellectual property Establishing policies regarding ethics and integrity Conclusion: identify, emulate, and create Part 4: The road forward Introduction Chapter 10: Building sustainable programs Abstract: Policy development: connection and definition Process: workflow and compliance Education and outreach: identifying rights and responsibilities Conclusion: law, ethics, and library scholarly communication programs References Index

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Covers a range of legal issues, policies, and ethical guidelines in developing scholarly communication initiatives for libraries.

About the Author

Isaac Gilman is Assistant Professor and Scholarly Communication and Research Services Librarian at Pacific University, USA. In addition to managing Pacific's institutional repository, known as CommonKnowledge, Isaac has taught courses in scholarly publishing and research methods and has served as co-chair of Pacific University's Institutional Review Board. He is the co-founding editor of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, and the holder of an MLIS degree.


A careful, authoritative, and comprehensive guide to the ethical and legal issues of library publishing and scholarly communications. Informed and informative, it is well-documented and remarkably thorough; an essential resource for all library publishers and repository managers., Paul Royster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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