Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.39
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date July 6, 2017
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Long Beach
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Tracey Mayfield
Associate Dean
University 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):

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:


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:

Our library, by its nature, has supported open access to research for decades. The trend toward online research has been around in libraries longer than anywhere else. We are huge supporters of online access and our default purchase and push for access is online access. We have led the charge to have our campus support online access and our Associate Dean has been instrumental in organizing the campuses Academic Senate to adopt and open access resolution which was recently passed (4/21/16). The library is home to the campus’ digital institutional repository, Scholarship @ the Beach (S@B), and the library was also an early adopter of publishing our master's theses online, as well as open access and freely available to the world at large.

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

Additional information about the programs or initiatives is available regarding libraries support for open access to research:

The library’s guide on affordable learning solutions
(adopting affordable textbooks):

The library’s guide for S@B: http://csulb.libguides.com/sab

The library’s guide on Ebooks: http://csulb.libguides.com/eBooks

The library’s guide on streaming media: http://csulb.libguides.com/streaming

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