Your Name and Title: Chantal Phillips

Library, School, or Organization Name: University of Guelph Ridgetown

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Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Canada

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Open Access: Policy and Practice in the Library

Short Session Description (one line): Open Access and Intellectual Property: professional development and advocacy strategies for your institution.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): The learning curve for responsible intellectual property management at every institution is steep. This session will review a decision-making tool "OPEN - A Scorecard" to help you determine where your institution is at on the continuum defining IP management strategies.Is there an opportunity for professional development on open access at your library ? Are there champions who can handle questions about licences and publishing for the best outcomes in intellectual property management for your users and authors ? How well does your library communicate policies and issues on open access and other IP management issues internally and externally ?

We will review some of the core concepts in intellectual property related to academic libraries which are also applicable to special and public library sectors. We will talk about some of the myths associated with publishing in open access journals commonly held by faculty. We will review the options for building a better decision-making institution through people, policy and communications on IP issues as summarized in the OPEN Scorecard. 

 Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: The IP Toolshed http://www.iptoolshed.org/

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