Regent’s Rules Chapter 10 Adopted in 2008, revised in 2015 Operating Procdure 74.4
“Works for hire” – scholarly works are most often exempted from being considered works for hire. Articles, books typically exempt.
Online resources, syllabi, test materials, “University Sponsored Educational Materials” are claimed as works for hire. BUT NOT AT TECH This is where patents get a little iffy also. Read your contract and know what the intellectual property guidelines are at your institution.
Describe your publishing process
“That’s just the way it is”
Great workshop on the process this week. Adhering to “tradition” in a changing world
Vary by discipline
Life after projects – share on your website, in your IR, use in your teaching
Share with colleagues Include in a dissertation or thesis Make it available to your students Use parts of it in future research projects Allow colleagues to reuse part of your work in their research projects Post to a personal or department website Post to an institutional or subject repository
We all know reading is fundamental.
Please read your contracts!!!
Most contracts now recognize IRs, personal website,
Internal training in the library– Joy says this is what I wish I had known
• Copyright occurs at the moment an idea is fixed in a tangible
form of expression
• What is copyrighted?
• Literary works
• Musical works, Dramatic works, Pantomimes and choreographic
• Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
• Sound, Motion pictures and other A/V works
• Sound recordings
• Architectural works
What is Copyright?
•TTU and the Board of Regents:
•Disclosure for commercialization &
What is Tech’s Policy?
The “rights” in copyright
• Make Copies
• Distribute the work
• Prepare derivatives
• Publically perform or display
• License to 3rd parties
• Transfer rights to 3rd party
New Research Lifecycles
Image: UC Irving Libraries
Life after Publication
Image: Steven Snodgrass under CC-BY
•Right of First
Save what you sign.
Save versions of
Loosing Your Copyright
• Licensing allows specific rights to
• Authors keep copyright and license
other rights (e.g., first publication)
• Publishers take copyright and
license rights back (e.g.,
• Licensing + Patents
• Visibility and Opportunity
Image: Micah Vandegrift
Table: Brett D.Currier under CC-BY-NC
Table: Brett D. Currier under CC-BY-NC