Jill Cirasella edited the blog post Open Access Policies: Count ‘Em Up in the group Open Access Publishing Network @ CUNY (OaPN @ CUNY): 1 week, 4 days ago
Last week I reported with envy on the University of California’s new open access policy and the sample policy recommended (and employed!) by Harvard. Those are two strong open access policies by two of the most influential academic institutions in the country. But what’s the bigger picture? How many universities have such policies? Are Harvard and UC outliers, or is there a real trend developing?
Thanks to ROARMAP — the Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies — we can answer these questions. According to ROARMAP, there are 120 open access policies in the United States. Some of those are funder policies (e.g., NIH), and some are specific to a certain college or university department (e.g., Stanford University School of Education), but many are college- or university-wide policies that apply to all faculty at that institution.
[caption id="attachment_868" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Thanks, ROARMAP! Photo is © 2011 Eric Kilby, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license[/caption]
The institution-wide policies range in strength from urgings (e.g., Case Western Reserve University, Cornell University, and University of Pennsylvania) to automatic license-granting policies — i.e., the style of policy made famous by Harvard and now in effect across the entire University of California system. These Harvard-style policies are the effective ones, the ones that work at making a very large percentage of faculty’s scholarly articles open access. Faculty can opt out of these policies for specific articles, but if they don’t, the policy is in effect. This is what I dream of for CUNY. So let’s look at who else has a policy like this (click a link for more information about the policy):
Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences (and a bunch of other Harvard schools, too)
Oregon State University
The College of Wooster
University of California (all 10 UC universities)
University of Hawaii-Manoa
University of Kansas
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of North Texas
University of Rhode Island
Utah State University
I may have missed some, and there may be some mandatory policies that aren’t listed in ROARMAP, but that’s already 23 colleges and universities with institution-wide Harvard-style policies.
If we look beyond the United States, the list gets longer: Concordia University, Trinity College Dublin, University of Lisbon, and many, many others.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are 4,599 degree-granting institutions of higher education in the U.S., so clearly Harvard-style open access policies are not yet the norm. But that list of 23 is impressive. Any time a cluster of schools that includes Harvard, MIT, University of California, Duke, Emory, Princeton, Rice, and Rutgers embraces something, it’s probably worth paying attention to that thing.
They’re embracing open access, and doing so with strong policies to make sure faculty articles become open access. CUNY, let’s pay attention.
Jill Cirasella wrote a new blog post Graduate Center Research Impact: Pin Drops Keep Falling on My Map! in the group Open Access Publishing Network @ CUNY (OaPN @ CUNY): 1 month, 1 week ago
(Déjà vu? This is a very slight reworking of a post from the Graduate Center Library blog.)
Germany. India. England. France. Canada. Poland. Iran. Sweden. China. Turkey. Netherlands. Egypt. Russia. Japan. Those […]
Jill Cirasella wrote a new post, Graduate Center Research Impact: Pin Drops Keep Falling on My Map!, on the site Graduate Center Library Blog 1 month, 1 week ago
Jill Cirasella started the topic GC Authors' Rights Workshop – CUNY Attendees Welcome! in the forum Open Access Publishing Network @ CUNY (OaPN @ CUNY) 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Graduate Center Library invites the broader CUNY community to sign up for this authors’ rights workshop at the Graduate Center next Tuesday:
You Know What You Write, But Do You Know Your Rights? Understanding and Protecting Your Rights as an Author
March 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
RSVP via Eventbrite
When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright agreement. Do you know what you’re agreeing to when you sign it? Different journals have different policies: Some journals require you to relinquish your copyright. (You then have to ask permission or even pay to share your article with students and colleagues!) Some journals allow you to retain some rights (e.g., the right to post online). Some journals leave copyright in your hands. (You simply give the journal a non-exclusive license to publish the article.)
How can you find out a journal’s policy? How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, and author? Come learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create.
Led by Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication at the Graduate Center. Open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone from the CUNY community who has questions about their rights as authors, open access publishing, or scholarly communication.
Can’t make it? Want a preview of what’s covered? See the materials from the GC’s previous authors’ rights event.
Jill Cirasella wrote a new blog post March Workshops at GC: Authors’ Rights and Why & How to Submit to Academic Works in the group Open Access Publishing Network @ CUNY (OaPN @ CUNY): 1 month, 2 weeks ago
This month, the Graduate Center Library is offering two workshops of potential interest to readers of Open Access @ CUNY:
You Know What You Write, But Do You Know Your Rights? Understanding and Protecting Your […]
Jill Cirasella wrote a new blog post Introducing Megan Wacha, Your New Scholarly Communications Librarian! in the group Open Access Publishing Network @ CUNY (OaPN @ CUNY): 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Jill Cirasella replied to the topic Periodic Reminder to Subscribe to Open Access @ CUNY blog in the forum LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable 1 month, 3 weeks ago
(Whoops, I take it back: There is a link to the blog post in the OAPN emails — it’s just way at the bottom and the whole email is unformatted. So if you want nicer-looking notifications of new OA @ CUNY blog posts, subscribing by email is still the way to go.)
Jill Cirasella started the topic Periodic Reminder to Subscribe to Open Access @ CUNY blog in the forum LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Many of you already subscribe by email to the Open Access @ CUNY blog, but if you don’t, I encourage you to consider doing so — let the news of CUNY OA events and developments come straight to you! To subscribe, simply go to http://openaccess.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ and enter your email address in the “Subscribe via email” section on the right. Click “Subscribe” and look for the confirmation email in your inbox.
(If you’re a member of the Open Access Publishing Network group on the Commons, you probably already receive an email whenever there’s a new blog post. But that email doesn’t include a link to the blog post itself, which is annoying. So subscribing directly to the blog is a better way of staying informed.)
Jill Cirasella wrote a new blog post Handouts from “Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask . . . About CUNY’s New Institutional Repository Platform” in the group Open Access Publishing Network @ CUNY (OaPN @ CUNY): 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Jill Cirasella wrote a new post, GC Library Offers New Way to Learn Technology: Lynda.com, on the site Graduate Center Library Blog 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The Graduate Center Library has taken over the equipment loan service previously provided by the IT Help Desk. We now lend these items at the Circulation Desk (first floor):
6 MacBook Pros
2 HP netbooks
Hi Schol Comm-ers,
At last week’s LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable meeting, I promised to send around the GC Library’s Research Metrics LibGuide, in case it’s helpful to any other libraries: http://libguides.gc.cuny.edu/researchmetrics
(We’re in the process of updating our LibGuides, so soon it will look like this instead: http://gc-cuny.beta.libguides.com/researchmetrics)
I also promised to share my slides from my recent talk, “Talking about Open Access: SMASH and Subtler Tactics”: http://www.slideshare.net/cirasella/open-access-smash-and-subtler-tactics
In that talk, I mention this blog post, about talking about open access without actually using the term “open access”: http://openaccess.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2013/03/14/teaching-about-open-access-without-saying-open-access/ — something to think about in your outreach efforts.
Let me know if you have questions about any of this!
Jill Cirasella wrote a new blog post Now Hiring: Data Librarian @ CUNY Graduate Center in the group Open Access Publishing Network @ CUNY (OaPN @ CUNY): 4 months ago
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