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Scholarly Communication @ NCATSU

This guide provides an overview of scholarly communication and services provided by F.D. Bluford Library to support the creation, evaluation, dissemination, and preservation of the University's scholarly output.

Authors' Rights

When authors sign traditional copyright agreements with commercial publishers, they usually are denied the right to use their own works later in teaching, sharing research, and future publications. Such limitations include distributing copies of their own works to students or peers, using their works in course packs, using their works in new or derivative publications, or posting articles on their own Web sites or in repositories. By signing a traditional author agreement without an addendum and giving away all rights, the author must get special permission or pay a fee (often a significant sum) to use the original work later.

The purpose of these addenda is to help authors be aware of the possibilities for retaining certain rights to their works.

Resources for Authors