Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.29
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date March 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution offer repository hosting that makes versions of journal articles, book chapters, and other peer-reviewed scholarly works by its employees freely available on the public internet?:

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

The Bennington College Digital Repository is an archive for the collection, preservation, and distribution of scholarly work and historical material from Bennington College. As such, the Open Access repository at Bennington College,
Faculty Resolution offers the following:

The Faculty of Bennington College is resolved to share our scholarship widely by having our work available in the College’s institutional repository. By providing open access to our research and data we encourage the broadest use of our scholarship to support the research and education of all, regardless of means or affiliation.

This commitment to sharing our work with the public and academic community includes electronic versions of articles and data sets that faculty has submitted to the Bennington College Digital Repository. The library will help obtain open access copyrights from publishers, and will assist the faculty in the wide distribution of their scholarship.

October 2016


Bennington College Digital Repository

Faculty may submit work to the repository online or by email.

Does the institution have a published policy that requires its employees to publish scholarly works open access or archive final post-peer reviewed versions of scholarly works in an open access repository?:

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:
Does the policy cover the entire institution? :

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

There is a line item in the Library's operating budget that is used to fund open access processing charge each year. The specified criteria and application process is manage by the library.

Does the institution provide open access journal hosting services through which peer-reviewed open access journals are hosted on local servers with dedicated staff who provide publishing support at no (or minimal) cost?:

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

Please see the attached link. https://www.google.com/url?q=https://library.bennington.edu/screens/open_access.html&sa=D&source=editors&ust=1614265048288000&usg=AOvVaw2cKALx54lS2l-GmZ-PlmuE

This is link is the repository of open access postings. It is on our College network and is managed by the people within the College. No outside vendor is engaged with this process.

Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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