Lethbridge College is made up of several groups of employees, each with their own specific conditions of employment. Collective agreements and additional resources are available by following the links below. In addition to respecting collective agreements, all employees must follow Lethbridge College`s guidelines and procedures. A. Numerous studies have clearly shown that freely available articles online are more often cited and have more impact than those that are not freely available. The directive gives you a simple and systematic opportunity to make your own scientific writings accessible to the law and allows the University of Lethbridge to help you do so. While many faculties already make their writings available online, some are prevented by limiting the dissemination of their copyright agreements or authors` publication. A. The draft directive does not ask the faculty to cede the rights to the university.
Instead, it proposes that faculties collectively give non-exclusive permission to publicly publish their articles in OPUS. The faculty would not alienate any of its copyrights, as the authorization granted is not exclusive, meaning that the same permission may be granted to others. Each author would still own the copyright in his article and would remain free to exercise it independently. The policy is that the university`s faculty generally grants non-exclusive permission to make its articles open, and publishers` policy already allows this, but few faculties follow. 4.1. Subject to current legislation, this directive is not interpreted or applied in such a way as to limit or modify the provisions of a manual, collective agreement or manual between the Board of Governors of the University of Lethbridge and its staff. A. The main idea – the ability to grant a flat-rate, non-exclusive licence to the university to make its articles available to the public – is to change the current default so that certain rights to faculty articles are systematically retained by the institution, rather than the authors assigning all their rights (traditionally) to commercial publishers. The waiver applies to the few publishers who do not support OA in any of its two main forms: the archiving of accepted manuscripts and publication in OA journals. Has.
Disputes are not anticipated because the policy is determined and does not provide for enforcement action. However, given that the collective agreement for university staff contains mechanisms for resolving the rights of ULFA members, it does not seem necessary to specify them here. In all cases, the university strives to ensure that outgoing workers are treated with respect and that collective agreements and worker guidelines are respected. All employees have access to support resources to assist them during this transition. A. “Irrevocable Authorization and Distribution” are terms that usually appear in non-exclusive licenses for filing content, such as the distribution license that our graduates must grant to the university for their e-thes. The authorisation granted is “irrevocable” to ensure the permanence of the public archiving of academic articles. This does not mean that an archived article should never be repressed by public access. Permission to archive authors` articles “in any medium” is a necessary provision, as the university must be able to carry OPUS content on future platforms and media without having to obtain the copyright holder`s permission of any archived object. 4.2. This directive does not apply to articles published prior to the adoption of this directive, nor to articles for which the author of higher education entered into an inconsistent licensing or transfer agreement prior to the adoption of this directive.