Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Belmont University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
6

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
6

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

Bunch Library does not have a formally adopted open access policy. However, the library has a digital repository in development with three collections loaded into the digital repository platform, ContentDM, one of which contains the Belmont Law Review, which is an openly available journal. The Belmont Law Review is an annually published student-managed, student-edited scholarly journal at Belmont University College of Law. Each issue of the Law Review publishes articles from law professors and practitioners, as well as notes from current law students. In addition to the Belmont Law Review, materials currently housed in the repository include: a selection of DPN Scholarly Projects and the 2015 Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium papers. The library’s goal is to make these collections publicly available by the end of AY 2015-2016. (Approvals are currently underway for the rights statement and distribution agreement for original works that need to accompany some of the repository materials.) In AY2016-2017 the library is seeking to pilot an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation program where digitally-born theses could be housed in our digital repository for access by scholars everywhere. Bunch Library put together a Digitization Committee in March 2015 with representatives from both Bunch and Law libraries. This committee is tasked with addressing project workflows, digital content selection, metadata creation practices, and repository policies for digitally born objects. This committee will be addressing the development of an open access policy for the repository and the scholarly work produced by students and faculty that may be housed there.


A copy of the open access policy:
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The open access policy:

Bunch Library does not have a formally adopted open access policy. However, the library has a digital repository in development with three collections loaded into the digital repository platform, ContentDM, one of which contains the Belmont Law Review, which is an openly available journal. The Belmont Law Review is an annually published student-managed, student-edited scholarly journal at Belmont University College of Law. Each issue of the Law Review publishes articles from law professors and practitioners, as well as notes from current law students. In addition to the Belmont Law Review, materials currently housed in the repository include: a selection of DPN Scholarly Projects and the 2015 Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium papers. The library’s goal is to make these collections publicly available by the end of AY 2015-2016. (Approvals are currently underway for the rights statement and distribution agreement for original works that need to accompany some of the repository materials.) In AY2016-2017 the library is seeking to pilot an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation program where digitally-born theses could be housed in our digital repository for access by scholars everywhere. Bunch Library put together a Digitization Committee in March 2015 with representatives from both Bunch and Law libraries. This committee is tasked with addressing project workflows, digital content selection, metadata creation practices, and repository policies for digitally born objects. This committee will be addressing the development of an open access policy for the repository and the scholarly work produced by students and faculty that may be housed there.


The website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

Bunch Library does not have a formally adopted open access policy. However, the library has a digital repository in development with three collections loaded into the digital repository platform, ContentDM, one of which contains the Belmont Law Review, which is an openly available journal. The Belmont Law Review is an annually published student-managed, student-edited scholarly journal at Belmont University College of Law. Each issue of the Law Review publishes articles from law professors and practitioners, as well as notes from current law students. In addition to the Belmont Law Review, materials currently housed in the repository include: a selection of DPN Scholarly Projects and the 2015 Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium papers. The library’s goal is to make these collections publicly available by the end of AY 2015-2016. (Approvals are currently underway for the rights statement and distribution agreement for original works that need to accompany some of the repository materials.) In AY2016-2017 the library is seeking to pilot an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation program where digitally-born theses could be housed in our digital repository for access by scholars everywhere. Bunch Library put together a Digitization Committee in March 2015 with representatives from both Bunch and Law libraries. This committee is tasked with addressing project workflows, digital content selection, metadata creation practices, and repository policies for digitally born objects. This committee will be addressing the development of an open access policy for the repository and the scholarly work produced by students and faculty that may be housed there.


The website URL where information about open access to the institution's research is available:

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