... Rebecca Harner described the successful Open Access forum held at [Colorado College]. They took the Harvard mandate as a hook to develop interest in attending the forum. The forum was informal and included lunch. They advertised it widely on campus. The faculty that attended was a good mix from various disciplines ...
[Colorado State University] wants to get on the radar of the V-P for Research. They have developed policies using the Cal State model and started with the Vet School. Idea is for faculty to submit a form when they submit an article for publication that spells out what their rights are as an author and what they are going to do with the article.
Yem Fong reported that they have participated in the ARL/ACRL scholarly communications institute. The [University of Colorado Boulder] faculty assembly has been discussing open access and there is a library committee working on an open access resolution. This resolution to support open access will go to faculty assembly for adoption. They are going to survey select faculty to ascertain how much they know about open access and institutional repositories.
At [University of Northern Colorado], they have a scholarly communications committee, have attended the ARL scholarly communications institute, and are seeking ideas from this group.
[Auraria Library] has considered sending participants to the scholarly communications institute and is identifying faculty or administrative partners. They are seeking ideas from the round table group as well. ...
The Alliance is building portals for all the participating institutions [in the Alliance Digital Repository] that will result in a searchable interface and pull the ingested content back out. ...
Gavin Baker at 11/03/2008 10:59:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.