Copyright, Author's Rights, and Publishing Contracts: A Re-Introduction 

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Type: Workshop

Tags: Professional Development


Pre-registration required | Limited to 60 

Why a re-introduction? Today’s rapidly evolving publishing ecosystem presents you with more decisions than ever about when, where, and how to make your scholarship available. This workshop will empower you with a basic understanding of copyright law and publishing contracts to make those decisions with confidence. You will learn: 

  • Fundamentals of U.S. copyright law; your rights as an author; 
  • criteria for using copyrighted material; 
  • skills for reading and negotiating a publishing contract; 
  • the purpose of open access and open licenses
    Bring your questions! 
Melody Herr, PhD, has extensive experience with publishing contracts, on both sides of the desk.
For more than 16 years, she worked for university presses as an acquiring editor. Currently, she serves as Head of the Office of Scholarly Communications at the University of Arkansas. An author herself, she has published six books, the most recent of which is Writing and Publishing Your Book: A Guide for Experts in Every Field (Greenwood, 2017).

Session Participants

Presenter: Melody Herr, University of Arkansas