Guide on Good Practices for University Open-Access Policies
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Harvard Open Access Project launches in October 2012 a useful guide on Good Practices for University Open-Access Policies
The guide was in the works for several years before the first public version launched in October 2012.
It’s one small part of the larger effort described in Recommendation 4.2 of the ten-year anniversary statement of the Budapest Open Access Initiative(September 2012):
Supporters of open access “should develop guidelines to universities and funding agencies considering OA policies, including recommended policy terms, best practices, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The guide is written and edited by Stuart Shieber and Peter Suber. Stuart is a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University. Peter is the Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, Special Advisor to the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. The guide reflects their views as individuals, not necessarily those of Harvard University.
Next week is the International Open Access Week. Consult the programme of what is happening at the EUI during the OA week.