Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Extending an Author's Rights: A Success Story

When my article about web resources for research in Buddhist-Christian dialogue was accepted for publication in the journal Buddhist-Christian Studies, I sent the publisher, University of Hawai'i Press, the Amendment to Publication Agreement form provided by the Boston Library Consortium. The form was returned to me signed and without argument. I now can make the article available in any number of ways on the web. A small victory, but the kind of result authors should pursue whenever they receive a publishing contract. Links to the Word and PDF formats of the BLC Amendment to Publication Agreement form are available. The BC Libraries' website also has a sample text of an addendum to a publishing contract.


Ken Liss said...

This is excellent. We should find a way to let faculty know about your example.

Mary E said...

Congratulations! This is really excellent, and inspires me to work on getting our local libraries (I live in the Twin Cities of MN and teach at Luther Seminary), to work on an author's rights document.