The Association of College & Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) have created a short video designed to familiarize researchers with some of the issues around author rights.

A slide presentation has also been posted (warning – the slide presentation is a big file [12.5MB] because if has embedded audio; basically, it tries to recreate the video).

With video now a dominant online medium with viral capacity, this seems a smart PR move. People may agree or disagree with the assertions or content, but I have to applaud the media savvy.

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.