Resolution Supporting Authors’ Rights

UW-Madison Faculty Senate Resolution in Support of Assisting University Authors in Managing Their Publishing Rights and Agreements, May 7, 2007

On May 7, 2007, the Faculty Senate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison unanimously approved a resolution in support of assisting university authors in managing their publishing rights and agreements.

The resolution supports the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Provosts’ Statement on Publishing Agreements and encourages the use of the addendum to publication agreements for CIC authors to ensure that academic authors retain certain intellectual property rights that facilitate archiving, instructional use, and sharing with colleagues to advance discourse and discovery.

The resolution was developed and submitted to the Faculty Senate by the University Library Committee, a standing committee of the Faculty Senate. University librarians will take a leading role in these discussions and also encourage faculty members to become engaged.

Resolution Supporting Authors’ Rights

More about the authors’ rights discussion in the SPARC Open Access Newsletter, June 2, 2007