Join Authors Alliance, University of Michigan faculty, authors, and policy experts for a panel discussion and workshops aimed at empowering authors in all spheres to ensure the long-term discoverability, accessibility, and preservation of their work.
3:00 Opening reception
3:20 Introduction & panel discussion4:30 Break4:45 Concurrent workshops5:30 Close and reception
Scholars, authors, and experts discuss emerging issues about their intellectual and creative legacies, addressing their personal experiences as authors and publishers and implications for policy and practice in writing, publishing and preservation.
Workshop A: Reverting Your Rights
Led by the creators of the Authors Alliance guide Understanding Rights Reversion, this session offers tools and guidance on regaining rights to your out-of-print books, and bringing your work to new audiences via digital and print-on-demand technologies.
Workshop B: Shaping Your Intellectual Legacy
What strategies can you employ to ensure that your works live long intellectual lives for generations of readers? This workshop will cover the affirmative steps you can take in shaping your publication agreements to make your work available and ensure its impact now and in the future.
Featuring U-M faculty Paul Courant, Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor, Public Policy; Don Herzog, Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law; James Hilton, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, and Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation; Melissa Levine, U-M Library Lead Copyright Officer; Jessica Litman, John F. Nickoll Professor of Law; and Sidonie Smith, Mary Fair Croushore Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Institute for the Humanities.
Also featuring Robert James Russell, author and founding co-editor of the literary journal Midwestern Gothic; Jennifer Traig, author of Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood and other books; Molly Shaffer Van Houwelling, UC Berkeley Professor of Law and member of the Authors Alliance Board of Directors; and Michael Wolfe, Executive Director, Authors Alliance.