ReCreating Europe Workshop — Secondary Publishing Right: Exploring Opportunities and Limitations
Details of the Workshop
Focusing on the Green road, this workshop aims to present and discuss the second (or secondary) publication right within the context of scientific publications as a key instrument to implementing Open Access (OA).
What Will Be Covered?
The workshop will elaborate on the second publication right which consists of the right to re-publish and communicate a work to the public. This right could be retained by the author by means of contract negotiations (to which disbalancing conditions may apply), but it is rarely applied in the current publishing context.
The right could also be granted by legislation which appears to be a more practicable and sustainable option. At present, only a handful of countries offer such a possibility, still with many limitations, despite the potential of such a right to rebalance the current distorted ecosystem of scientific communication (where scientific authors have little freedom and control over their thoughts and works).
Who Can Attend?
This workshop is specifically tailored for libraries and archives and will include presentations and lively discussions. No prior knowledge of secondary publishing rights is necessary to participate.
* Note that this workshop has been shifted online due to the cancellation of the LIBER Winter Event (9th – 10th December 2021).
** This workshop is being organised by LIBER together with the project partners involved in the Recreating Europe project.