NASIG Conference Proceedings Open Access Online with 6 Month Embargo

The contract between NASIG and Taylor & Francis for the NASIG Annual Conference Proceedings has been signed.  Beginning with volume 70 (2016), the proceedings will be open access on the Serials Librarian site at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wser20 after a six month embargo.  Once Taylor and Francis finishes configuring the conversion for the earlier proceedings, the proceedings through 2015 will also be open access online.

We worked with Taylor & Francis on author rights during the contract period.  There is a new License to Publish that NASIG presenters and recorders will sign.  In that agreement, authors retain copyright but assign exclusive license to publish.  Authors will still be able to post their accepted manuscript online and will be able to post the official version of record online after the six month embargo period.

We feel this is moving our relationship with Taylor and Francis in a positive direction.  NASIG supports open access publishing and author rights, and we are hopeful that NASIG and T&F can continue working together to promote these ideals for the future.

Carol Ann Borchert
NASIG President

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