[ASC-list] the journal Science needs volunteer writers for 'Science in the Classroom'
charlesw at cse.unsw.EDU.AU
Fri Jun 21 06:02:18 UTC 2013
The JoY Iflly Contributar!
Thez nuffin' rUly like the buzz
when one sits down te write
te werk REWL hard, and consINtrate
to give errway once right ,
Labe a ring from dawn te dusk
['cepting when it'swet)
then joy iflly throughout-the-night
translating scienCES, ... but yet
But sum wear deep into the night
the model's getting bent
take crappy jobs,, 'n DO fREE WERK,
so weak can pave theRe rent
(C) Copyright C Willock June 2013
On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 03:02:17PM +1000, Ian Woolf wrote:
> What about your copyrights as a volunteer? Some non-profits are
> demanding that volunteers hand over their copyrights to everything they
> create from when they first volunteer, even for writing unconnected to
> the non-profit's activities. For example, Sydney Educational
> Broadcasting - 2SER require all volunteers to sign a strict 35-page
> legally binding agreement that includes signing over all copyright
> without limit, in four separate places, such as:
> "I understand that copyright in any original work created by me in the
> course of my volunteer service resides with 2SER."
> This means if you volunteered and then wrote something unconnected, you
> would still require a written copyright release from the non-profit,
> before you were able to sell your writing, because the non-profit owns
> all your copyrights. It would be difficult to find paid work while bound
> by such an agreement.
> It sounds like some people are being paid from the National Science
> Foundation grant, but not those creating curriculum material. It doesn't
> sound like amateur hobby work.
> The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has stated that it will work
> collaboratively with the Media Alliance to try to ensure unpaid work
> arrangements are fair and legal:
> On 06/20/2013 06:52 PM, Sarah Keenihan wrote:
> > Hi Cobi and all,
> > I agree. I was flabbergasted to read this.
> > Funnily enough, was just discussing elsewhere how journalism favors
> > those who can afford to do stuff for free. Not very equitable.
> > Regards
> > Sarah
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > On 20/06/2013, at 5:35 PM, Cobi Smith <cobi.smith at anu.edu.au
> > <mailto:cobi.smith at anu.edu.au>> wrote:
> >> Firstly, I'm shocked they expect volunteers to do this work.
> >> Secondly, I'm surprised to be the first person on the ASC list to say
> >> this.
> >> On 06/19/13, *Will Rifkin * <willrifkinphd at gmail.com
> >> <mailto:willrifkinphd at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >>> Dear ASC colleagues,
> >>> The respected journal, Science, is seeking volunteer writers for
> >>> their 'Science in the Classroom' project. The project creates a set
> >>> of annotated research papers and accompanying teaching materials.
> >>> They need one expert each in the fields of geology, chemistry,
> >>> mathematics, and physics. The effort is supported by the US
> >>> National Science Foundation for 1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2015.
> >>> For information about the effort and sample materials, see
> >>> - http://scienceintheclassroom.org/
> >>> My contact at Science is Pamela J. Hines <phines at aaas.org
> >>> <mailto:phines at aaas.org>>, senior editor in the area of plant
> >>> science, developmental neurobiology, developmental biology, stem
> >>> cells, and evolution. She also conceived and is editor for the
> >>> refereed Education section that appears once each month in Science.
> >>> Please reply directly to Pam Hines, ... and cc me. Show her an
> >>> example of relevant work that you have done, and bargain for a free
> >>> subscription. ;-)
> >>> Will
> >>> Will Rifkin, PhD
> >>> SaMnet HQ, U of Sydney
> >>> Science and Mathematics network of Australian university educators
> >>> willrifkinphd at gmail.com <mailto:willrifkinphd at gmail.com>
> >>> http://will-rifkin-phd.wikispaces.com
> >>> mob: (+61) 402 612 586
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University of New South Wales,
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