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Copyright Expert to Speak on Scholarly Publishing Oct. 31 at Perry Library

In recognition of Open Access Week, the Old Dominion University Libraries, in partnership with the Office of Academic Affairs, will host a lecture by Kimberly M. Bonner titled "Scholarly Publishing Agreements: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, Your University and Your Peers." The program will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Perry Library's Learning Commons Conference Rooms 1310-1311. Light refreshments will be served.

This lecture will address issues relevant to those interested in publishing in academic and scholarly publications. Topics will include agreements pertaining to publishing theses and dissertations, retaining intellectual property rights and open access publishing options.

Bonner has more than 15 years of experience solving critical, complex problems for constituents and clients involving intellectual property management. Her IP management consulting includes patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyright; however, she is most well known for her expertise on digital copyright issues that impact higher education.

She has also worked for more than 12 years in higher education, consulting and advising higher education institutions and staff on a variety of issues related to e-learning, digital libraries, MOOCs, open access and licensing issues. She was the primary editor and contributing author of "The Center for Intellectual Property Handbook."

Bonner has presented at several leading national and regional conferences, including: EDUCAUSE, Sloan Consortium, Harvard Law School's Berkman Center Roundtable and Howard Law School's IP Empowerment Summit. Currently, Bonner serves as senior consultant at NDIP Consulting, LLC, where she provides intellectual property management consulting expertise for businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and individuals.

As part of the University Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiative, the Oct. 31 program is designed to provide the ODU community with valuable information concerning the world of academic and scholarly publishing.

It is free and open to all members of the campus community; however, seating is limited. Those planning to attend are asked to contact Fern McDougal at fmcdouga@odu.edu.

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