Contact with publishers

Am I, as an NHTV employee, free to discuss copyrights with publishers?
No, you are not. Employees of NHTV who create a publication or another product (just think of films, photos, text files, etc.) within the framework of their job or during work hours are not the copyright holders of these products. NHTV is the copyright holder of these works, so employees are not free to offer their publications to LAP or any other publishing house.  

In other words, employees are not permitted to make decisions about the reproduction or republication of their works. Only NHTV is permitted to make decisions of this sort, possibly in consultation with the creator. 

The position of NHTV regarding copyrights  is based upon the Collective employment agreement for the Higher Professional education sector. New editions of the collective employment agreement are published in English and in Dutch on the website of Vereniging Hogescholen. For more information, please go to the webpage: NHTV & Copyright.

For more information please check NHTV's official position on the intellectual property of students and lecturers/researchers which is available via NHTV intranet. Both documents are only available in Dutch:
Document for NHTV employees.
Document for NHTV students.