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Pathways to scholarship series

Outline or Agenda

Copyright balances the authors rights to their work and the users right to use the work for the purposes of education, research, private study, criticism, review, parody, and satire. In the workshop you will learn, through hands-on activities, about the important aspects of a publication agreement and strategies for protecting your intellectual property and education re-use rights.

Learning Outcomes

At this workshop you will learn about:

  • The rights you have as an author;
  • Why you may want to retain some of these rights when you publish your work;
  • Strategies for evaluating publishing agreements; and
  • Negotiating with publishers to retain the rights that matter to you.



In class activities and instruction

Facilitator notes and slides:

Participant handouts: Sample copyright transfer agreements

  • Wiley (
  • Cambridge University Press (
  • JAMA (

Canadian Author Addendum to Publication Agreement (CARL)

Post class assessment and course feedback

Creative Commons License
This work by The University of Victoria Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License unless otherwise indicated when material has been used from other sources.