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Re: ALPSP Maximising your Secondary Rights, London, 7th December, 2011
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- Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 18:48:33 EST
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My thanks to Joe and to Pippa for their clarifications of the term "secondary rights". Joe's last two examples do in fact go into territory which can cause not only librarians but also teachers and researchers some concern. Many in the academic community do not feel that they should have to pay publishers for use in teaching of articles they and their colleagues have written. It is a basic feature of teaching that you introduce your students to the latest research, and it goes against the grain to have to pay for such re-use. Also, I can understand payment being justified if a computer-indexed database of articles is sold for profit, but there are many such possible re-uses which help to improve research productivity and which do not involve anybody making a profit from the re-use of research reports, for example using techniques such as text-mining. I still feel that this is sensitive territory. Maybe if librarians, researchers and teachers could see the price increases being reduced because of the income from secondary rights we would not be as suspicious, but there is no visible relationship at present, so it just looks like more exploitation of the academic community. Fred Friend -----Original Message----- From: Joseph Esposito Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 12:59 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: ALPSP Maximising your Secondary Rights, London, 7th December, 2011 Fred, Secondary rights are for markets outside of libraries (if your primary market is libraries, which is the case for most journals). The greater the income for secondary rights, the less pressure to impose price increases in the primary market. An example of secondary rights would be selling the rights for translations, putting journal articles into coursepacks for course adoptions, and licensing a database of articles in a particular domain to help train a computer algorithm to improve search results. Joe Esposito On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 6:12 PM, FrederickFriend <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I find it rather insensitive that this training event has been > advertised on a list which includes many librarians and others > from institutions from whom the revenues may well be acquired. > Is not the ALPSP list or other publishing lists the place for > such messages? If the authors of the content in question are > publicly-funded researchers or teachers, the "exploitation" is > derived from rights which those authors have been under > pressure to sign away to publishers. It could be argued that it > is the authors who are being exploited. > > Fred Friend
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