Intellecutal Property Negotiating Guide

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Arizona State U. Libraries has a good guide to negotiating with publishers to retain rights to your work.

From the ASU Libraries guide: “Scholarly Communication: What Should Faculty Members Do?

Fortunately, you are not alone. Other professionals in research institutions acknowledge that the crisis in scholarly communication is severe enough to develop new dissemination tools for the academic community. There are a number of steps you can take that will help keep scholarly communication vital and ensure that your work is freely available for educational use at your institution .

Retain your Copyright

According to the law, copyright is granted to authors upon expressing their ideas in a “tangible form”, even if it is an unpublished manuscript; no registration is needed to become the legitimate copyright holder of your own work. As the author, you have the exclusive right to copy, distributed or perform your work, unless you give your permission to others to do so. In fact, in order to publish your article, all the publisher needs is your permission, yet standard publisher agreements transfer all your rights from you to the publisher. You don’t have to accept it, as the owner of your own intellectual property.

ASU Libraries, together with a contract specialist, offer you a toolkit to negotiate with your publisher and retain some of your rights. The Negotiating Guide takes you step by step through a typical negotiating process using clear, everyday language. It also includes a sample contract that you can copy, distribute and submit to publishers. If a publisher insists on its contract rather than accepting the sample contract above, you may want to attach an addendum that reserves rights essential to scholars in the university environment. This is a rider to the contract that is designed to ensure that the author, her colleagues, and her institution, are able to use and archive the scholarly work. Other examples of alternative agreements are available under Resources.”

Note:  On July 29, 2010 at Noon in the Sequoyah Room

Educational Enhancement, UT CVM

“Copyright issues and Teaching Materials”

Veterinary Medical Center Building, Second Floor

for more information contact India Lane, UT CVM.

Find more on the Pendergrass Library site for copyright and teaching materials.

Using Loaner Laptops

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• To check out
A valid UT ID
Less than $5.00 in fines
No overdue recalls

• Renew one time at the service desk or by phone 974-7338.
• Return to a staff member at the Pendergrass Library service desk.
• Fines are .25/hour. Four hours past due time the laptop is declared lost. A non-refundable $20 fee is charged. Replacement charge is $2000. All Library privileges are suspended until the charges are cleared.
• You will be charged for lost or damaged equipment.
• Your tech fee provides this loaner laptop. (TAKE CARE OF IT)

Loaner Laptops may be used anywhere.

Take them anywhere on campus to
access wireless networks.

To use the laptop off campus, use the login information on the laptop to access the available networks.

To join a network, double click the network icon in the bottom far right to see the available networks. Click the network to join.

Need Help? Call Pendergrass Library @ 974-7338.
Or text us at (865) 235-1468

Music Library closing temporarily, relocating

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The Music Library will relocate during construction of the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on the site of the present Music Building, and will close temporarily to move to an interim location.

The Music Library will close May 12, the day after final exams, to move to the ground floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (Rooms 62-65) and will reopen in HSS on Thursday, July 1.

Online resources accessible through the Music Library homepage will still be available for use, but the physical collection will be inaccessible during this time. If possible, please check out before May 12th all Music Library materials you may need during May and June.

If you have an unanticipated need, please request the item through the Libraries’ catalog and also send an e-mail to Connie Steigenga ( When possible, Music Library staff will try to fulfill these special requests.

The loan periods of all materials will be extended to the July 1st re-opening date, but you may also return items to Hodges Library.

Jeff Daniel Marion to be Writer in Residence at UT Libraries

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marion2Poet Jeff Daniel Marion will be Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence at the University of Tennessee Libraries for the 2010-2011 academic year. As Writer in Residence, Marion will organize the Writers in the Library series of readings in the John C. Hodges Library.

“I am thrilled that Jeff Daniel Marion will represent the UT Libraries at our literary events this year,” said Dean of Libraries Barbara Dewey. “We are offering UT students the opportunity to interact with a distinguished poet and eloquent Tennessee voice. Furthermore, everyone is invited to our Writers in the Libraries series to meet Jeff Daniel Marion and to hear some of our exceptionally talented regional authors read from their works.”

Marion grew up in Rogersville, Tennessee, and now lives in Knoxville. From 1969 until his retirement in 2002, he taught creative writing at Carson-Newman College, where he was poet-in-residence, director of the Appalachian Center, and editor of Mossy Creek Reader.

Marion has published eight collections of poetry, and his poems have appeared in over 75 journals and anthologies. Ebbing & Flowing Springs: New and Selected Poems and Prose, 1976-2001 was the winner of the 2003 Independent Publishers Award in Poetry and was named Appalachian Book of the Year by the Appalachian Writers Association, as well as being one of three finalists for the Benjamin Franklin Award. His latest collection, Father, was awarded the 2009 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize.

Other recognitions include the first Literary Fellowship awarded by the Tennessee Arts Commission in 1978, the Appalachian Writers Association’s Outstanding Contribution to Appalachian Literature Award in 2002, and an Educational Service to Appalachia Award from Carson-Newman College in 2005. He has served as poet-in-the-schools in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, was twice poet-in-residence for the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities, and in 1998 was Copenhaver Scholar in Residence at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

Marion founded The Small Farm, one of the region’s most distinguished poetry journals, which he edited from 1975 to 1980. For twenty years he operated Mill Springs Press, producing chapbooks and broadsides from handset type on a Vandercook proof press.

As Writer in Residence, Marion will have access to the resources of the UT Libraries and a quiet retreat in the Hodges Library to work on his current projects, new collections of poems and memoir essays. His appointment begins August 1, 2010.

The position of Writer in Residence was established in 1998 and in 2005 was named in honor of the late Jack Reese, a former chancellor of the university, longtime UT English professor, and avid support of the UT Libraries and the local writing community.

For further information contact Jo Anne Deeken, head of technical services and digital access at the UT Libraries at 865-974-6913 or