Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.16
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2019
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California Polytechnic State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jesse Vestermark
Architecture & Environmental Design Librarian
Robert E Kennedy Library
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How many of the institution’s research-producing divisions are covered by a published open access policy that ensures that versions of future scholarly articles by faculty and staff are deposited in a designated open access repository? (All, Some or None):
None / Don't Know

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
Voluntary (strictly opt-in)

Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

There is no required open access policy for the campus or the library.  Cal Poly does however host the DigitalCommons (http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu) site and everything on the site has been cleared for copyright by the authors and original publishers and is free for the Cal Poly community to download.

Cal Poly’s open Institutional Repository (IR) collects, preserves and provides long-term
access to the intellectual capital of Cal Poly State University, in the form of research,
scholarly, and creative activity (RSCA) outputs of the Cal Poly community.

Collection Development Plan Purpose
The IR provides a local and global gateway that facilitates scholarly communication,
research collaboration, and the of collection usage data, as well as showcases the academic
activity and scholarship of the campus community. All contributions to the IR must have
been produced, at least in part, at Cal Poly. Faculty may submit materials produced and
created during their academic and professional career(s). Former students and emeriti
contributions will be reviewed by the Institutional Repository (IR) coordinator on a case by
case basis.

In May, 2019, the CSU Academic Senate unanimously approved a series of resolutions that seek to result in the CSU Chancellor instituting a CSU-wide open access policy by February 2020. At the time of submitting this report that policy has not yet been finalized.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
Estimated percentage of scholarly articles published annually by the institution’s faculty and staff that are deposited in a designated open access repository (0-100):

A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

DigitalCommons@CalPoly promotes discovery, research, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and instruction by collecting, preserving, and providing access to scholarly work created at Cal Poly. The goals of the repository are to:

• Provide persistent and centralized access to research at Cal Poly.
• Promote research and collaboration within the scholarly community.
• Preserve the history, growth, and development of scholarship at Cal Poly.

Members of the Cal Poly academic community are invited to contribute completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility through the Digital Commons.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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