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Oregon State Librarians adopt an Open Access mandate

Posted by lindyjb on March 19, 2009


Front Entrance of Valley Library at OSU

Go Beavs!

Oregon State University Librarians have adopted an open access mandate, requiring deposit of scholarly work by the University’s faculty librarians into ScholarsArchive@OSU.

From the mandate:

“The faculty members of the OSU Libraries support open access to our scholarship and knowledge. Consequently, we grant to the OSU Libraries permission to make our scholarly work publicly available and to exercise the copyright in those works. We grant the OSU Libraries a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to our scholarly work, in any medium, and to authorize others to do the same, provided that the works are properly attributed to the authors and not sold for a a profit…

…The policy will apply to all scholarly works authored or co-authored while a faculty member of the University Libraries, beginning with works created after March 2009…

…When a publisher is involved who will not agree to the terms of this policy as stated in the Science Commons Access-Reuse Addendum, the University Librarian or the University Librarian’s designate will waive application of the policy upon written request from faculty. When a waiver is granted, faculty are encouraged to deposit whatever version of the article the publisher allows (e.g. pre or post-print).”

Photo Credit: Front Entrance from flickr user Valley Library (Oregon State University).
The photo has a creative commons license attribution-noncommercial share alike 2.0 generic.

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