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Open Access at Yale

A 5-minute whirlwind tour on the importance of open access

Adi Kamdar

on 30 November 2010

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Transcript of Open Access at Yale

Open Access students for free culture "wheeler declaration" "open university" The research the university produces is open access.
The course materials are open educational resources.
The university embraces free software and open standards.
If the university holds patents, it readily licenses them for free software, essential medicines, and the public good.
The university network reflects the open nature of the internet. OCW Georgetown OCW at Dartmouth OER at Michigan "The University does not conduct or permit its faculty to conduct secret or classified research. This policy arises from concern about the impact of such restrictions on two of the University’s essential purposes: to impart knowledge and to enlarge humanity’s store of knowledge. Both are clearly inhibited when open publication, free discussion, or access to research are limited" (X.B.1.b.) freeculture.org open access to scholarly resources professors publishers peer reviewers universities free! free! up to $25,000! "gold OA" "green OA" open access journals
Open Access Compact
Repository based at Yale
Materials are readily available institutional or
departmental mandates MIT Stanford University of Kansas Harvard Duke and more! source:
http://www.eprints.org/openaccess/policysignup/ Good for.... Faculty



The World increased visibility within research communities and among scholars
increased numbers of citations access to the best resources
ability to engage in and utilize research
removes cost as an educational gatekeeper increase visibility of professors and students
keeps us adhering to our mission
creates a network of universities gives the world access to top class research that may be influential, important, or life-saving
increases the size of the audience to foster worldwide academic discussions
removes cost as a barrier or symbol of merit or worth intellectual property clause attached on to journal submissions allows for
faculty members to grant the university a full license in order to place their work online in a free, open repository technology DSpace

ePrints what's needed a faculty champion
librarians on board
administrative approval
student support more information SPARC
Peter Suber's OA website
RightToResearch.org (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) thanks! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. cut down faculty outreach Students for Free Culture interviewed about ten teachers, mainly from sciences
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