Articles by members Zwolle Group
Who protects the un-protected?
This article by Fred Friend deals with the need of protection of publication which are made available throug Open Accees, in which the author points out that: Open access publication needs DRM!
Increasingly copies of journal articles and other academic content are made freely-available on the Web under an open access publication model. The benefits to readers, to authors and to society from toll-free access to research publications are being realised. Protection measures are still required to prevent abuse of authors' rights through plagiarism or un-authorised changes to the content, even though such abuse may only occur infrequently.
This article is published at the
Indicare newssite, edition
Thursday 25 of August, 2005 and is written by
Frederick J. Friend, Consultant, High Wycombe, UK.
Stakeholder Interests in Scholarship-friendly Copyright Practices'
The article ‘Balancing Stakeholder Interests in Scholarship-friendly
Copyright Practices’ of Julia Blixrud is about the Zwolle
Principles and how the participants in the Zwolle Group are using
the Zwolle Principles to encourage others to begin discussions about
Julia Blixrud is Assitant Executive Director, External Relations,
ARL and Assistant Director, Public Programs of SPARC.
The article is published in the ARL Newsletter (nr. 237/December
2004), a bimonthly report on Research Library Issues and Actions
from ARL, CNI and SPARC.
contribution to good copyright relationships'
A group of academic authors, publishers and copyright experts has
been developing toolkits and documents which identify good practice
in copyright management in the relationships between stakeholders
in academic copyright. The group is known as the 'Zwolle Group'
after the Netherlands town that hosted the three copyright conferences
organized by the SURF Foundation and by the UK Joint Information
Systems Committee (JISC). The Group developed seven 'Principles'
aimed at 'balancing stakeholder interests in scholarship-friendly
copyright practices' and is currently working on three documents
intended to assist stakeholders in applying the Principles in practice.
The aim is not to lobby stakeholders to adopt particular forms of
copyright policies and agreements but to improve copyright management
and copyright relationships by making available examples of good
The author, Fred Friend, is a member of the Zwolle Group. The article
appeared in The Journal for the Serials Community,
Volume 17, Number 2 / July 2004.
does Zwolle stand for?'
This article tells us how a publisher, as one of the stakeholders,
looks upon the efforts which have been undertaken during the first
About the approach during the Zwolle-conferences and the outcomes,
the author says: "Apparently divergent interest did, in fact,
coincide once alle parties understood each other's needs" and
"I soon discovered that Zwolle was the chosen location of a
The author, Judith Harvey, is a former Editorial Director of Emerald Group Publishing Limited and founder member of the Zwolle Group.
article has been placed with the kind permission of ALPSP
and appeared in Learned Publishing, vol. 16 2003, pp 290-292.
Scholarship friendly copyright policies: a publisher's perspective
Emerald Group Publishing, the international scholarly business,
management and library and information science journal publisher,
has been actively involved in working towards a liberal and 'scholarship-friendly'
copyright policy for nearly a decade.
This article is based on a presentation given at the third Zwolle
conference outlining Emerald's own perspective on how this approach
to copyright management can maximise the opportunities of electronic
publishing and accommodate all stakeholder requirements.
The author, Jenny Pickles, ends with 10 tips for implementing the
The article was published in Aslib's Managing Information, September
Papers by members Zwolle Group
* The application
of the Zwolle Principles to Open Access repository and journal content
This paper of Fred Friend explores the application of the Zwolle
Principles to the open access model, without entering into the question
of whether the model is desirable or feasible. Open access repositories
and journals are a reality and their copyright policies should be
considered in the interests of maintaining scholarship of high quality.
The paper concludes that good rights management procedures are as
important for open access content as they are for purchased content.
The purpose of the procedures is not to hinder the legitimate use
of the open access content but to protect the legitimate interests
of stakeholders. Licences and clear copyright and other rights statements
are the key tools in the implementation of the Zwolle Principles
in relation to open access content.
Comparative analysis of international Copyright Law, applicable
to university scholarship
This analysis was carried out by Kenneth D. Crews and Jacque
Ramos, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.
This is the second and updated draft from November 2004, which replaces
the first draft of February 2004. (pdf-file, 280KB).
* Outcomes of the international comparison of copyright policies
Paper prepared for the Zwolle Group by Kenneth D. Crews and David Wong, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.
Presentations by members Zwolle Group
See presentations Kenneth D. Crews, Wilma Mossink, Fred Friend and Jenny Pickles (3rd Zwolle Conference 2004), Kenneth D. Crews, Wilma Mossink, Ann Monotti and Martin Blume (2nd Zwolle Conference, 2002) , Wilma Mossink and Fred Friend (1st Zwolle Conference, 2001).
Presentations by Zwolle Conference Participants
See presentations Bernt Hugenholtz, Ann Okerson, David Shulenburger and Luca Consoli (3rd Zwolle Conference 2004), Bernt Hugenholtz, Ralph Weedon, Leanne Wiseman, John Vaughn, Rodney Petersen, Julia Blixrud (1st Zwolle Conference, 2001).
* Presentation of the Zwolle Principles
Twice each year representatives of CNI's member organizations gather for Task Force meetings. Each meeting covers a broad array of topics. The meetings are designed to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects."
At the Sping 2004 meeting, Julia Blixrud, John Vaughn and Rodney Petersen presented the Zwolle Principles.
Project Briefing: Spring 2004 Task Force Meeting