This report provides an overview of the NIH public access policy and the strategies involved to ensure compliance. It discusses in detail issues such as Author's Copyrights; and Strategies for Rights Management.
This report from pharmaceutical research firm Best Practices, LLC, notes that the landscape of scientific publications strategy, planning and delivery is changing with the advent of transparency guidelines. It further states that half of global publications groups are fully located in the marketing function, but publications leaders forecast a shift to medical groups to increase clinical presentation. The study included companies such as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly and Merck.
This white paper by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), and Science Commons assists institutions in adopting policies that ensure the widest practical exposure for scholarly works produced, such as that adopted by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences in February. The white paper is seen as a how-to guide for faculty, administrators, and advocates formulating an institutional licence grant that delivers open access to campus research outputs.
While the eBook market has not met its original 'inflated expectations,' there is an opportunity for publishers to profit from eBook distribution. With the market still emerging and few clear answers on how the various eBook channels will play out, publishers need a low, predictable cost structure for entering different, emerging channels. According to this paper highly proprietary eBook platforms have given way, while publishers still face a practical challenge of creating eBook files that service more than a single distributor.
Rapidly evolving digital technologies have transformed the way that works of authorship are created, disseminated, stored, preserved, accessed, and experienced for scholarly, entertainment, or other purposes. Rights holders - including authors, musicians, artists, publishers, photographers, computer programmers, record companies, and motion picture studios - are now creating and distributing works in digital formats, and as a result their practices have undergone significant changes. According to this independent report sponsored by the United States Copyright Office and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program of the Library of Congress, increased use of digital technologies has prompted a corresponding increase in the public's expectations regarding access to content. Users have begun to expect trustworthy, immediate desktop access to digital materials from all sources, whether local or remote.