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From the policy text:
From the policy guidelines:
Comment. Kudos to the OSU Library Faculty Association (LFA) for this strong policy. I applaud the mandatory language, the dual deposit-release strategy (or what Stevan Harnad calls immediate deposit / optional access), and the clarity in making waivers apply only to OA rather than both OA and deposits. I like the way the LFA will help faculty deposit their articles as well as obtain better terms from publishers. You can classify this as a policy from faculty rather than administrators, and as a departmental rather than university-wide policy. Now that the library faculty have taken the lead, I hope we'll see other departments and divisions of OSU, already operating under a policy to encourage self-archiving, strengthen their policy as well.
Update (3/14/09). Also see Stevan Harnad's comment:
Update (3/16/09). Also see the comments of Terry, who is apparently a faculty member at OSU:
Update (3/24/09). Andrew Albanese reports that the vote was unanimous.