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Author rights underpin many scholarly communication activities. For authors to openly distribute their work, and thereby enjoy great reach and impact, retaining the rights necessary to do so is essential. However, author rights may not be something familiar to authors. In cases where an author is working with a publisher who may not be supportive of these rights by default, they may not feel confident advocating on their own behalf. Libraries are well positioned to provide services that inform and support authors in efforts to retain their rights. In doing so, libraries can additionally nurture a more sustainable scholarly ecosystem. Based on our review of 145 Association of Research Library and Carnegie 1 research library websites, we noted the intended audience of and information available on author rights. This poster will discuss our findings and make recommendations for libraries to both establish and grow author rights services.



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