Copyright and Scholarly Communications encompasses many issues from journal inflation to authors rights and numerous issues in between.
These issue impact faculty in both aspects of their responsibilities, those as educators and those as faculty authors or creators of scholarly works. In terms of educational use, faculty are concerned in terms of copyright as to what can be used in the classroom, and online and how changes in the scholarly communication system impacts them in terms of their teaching and classroom use of materials. In terms of faculty authors or creators of copyrighted works there is the inherent conflict between the desire to obtain recognition through the traditional publication system and the desire to make their information broadly available and accessible for educational use.
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