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Open access books myth busting three: copyright and third party rights clearance

Join this online event to hear authors, publishers and other experts in the field dispel some of the myths around issues relating to open access publishing for books.

  • 1.5 hours
  • Online
  • Free

This event will be held on

  • 01 December 2022

    • Online
    • 14:00 – 15:30


In August 2021, UKRI launched a new open access policy, which for the first time includes a provision for long form scholarly works including monographs, book chapters and edited collections published from 1 January 2024. In preparation for policy implementation, a collaboration of UK university presses, supported by Jisc, have come together to hold a series of online events about the myths around open access for books, as well as to address legitimate concerns and suggest ways to remove barriers to open access publishing.

This webinar is the last in the series, and in it, authors, publishers and other experts in the field will dispel some of the myths around issues relating to copyright and the use of third-party content in open access publishing for books, exploring misconceptions and confusions along the way.


Introduction to the webinar series and today's session

  • Kate O'Neill, Scholarly Licensing Manager, University of Sheffield

Publisher view: a range of different mini case studies to show a range of issues and how they were handled and really tease out the OA/Digital conflation issue.

  • Kate Petherbridge, Press Manager, White Rose University Press

Author view

  • Professor Margot Finn, Professor of Modern British History, University College London

Licensing and copyright issues relevant to OA publishing

  • Chris Morrison, Copyright and Licensing Specialist, The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Audience Q&A Facilitated by the Chair

Wrap up, further resources, brief overview of the following sessions


Who should attend

  • Researchers/Academics, across all career levels
  • Librarians/Scholarly Communication Managers
  • Research Offices
  • Rights holders


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