Prearchiving: Helping Librarians and Researchers Collaborate on Archiving and Public Dissemination of Research Materials and Correspondence

Scholarship, librarianship and the digital future A humanities scholar’s archive is a significant personal possession and thread of continuity in a lifelong pursuit of their academic vocation. It is also, when donated to a research archive, a significant source of further research on the scholar’s area of inquiry, and an important element in intellectual history. […]

Copyright versus ‘work for hire’

I’ve never really read contracts for publishing articles and reviews closely, but just recently I’ve caught wind of a change among many academic publishers. Instead of allowing the author to retain the copyright, publishers wish contributors to offer their writing as a ‘work for hire’, which is a category used for the intellectual products of […]