Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.20
Liaison Mina Amundsen
Submission Date Nov. 5, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Colby College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Kara Kugelmeyer
Science Librarian
Libraries
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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?:
No

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

Colby has a digital commons website that was created to house all of Colby's student research, as well as the research supported by faculty. Many honors theses are deposited there, as well as capstone reports and Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS) presentations. While Colby does not have a formal policy requiring open access to research, it is an option for all faculty, and the large majority of all student work is posted to the website.


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

N/A


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):
5.20

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

Colby's Digital Commons is our way of supporting open access to research. DigitalCommons@Colby presents the intellectual, creative and scholarly culture of the Colby College Community. It is a collection of outstanding student work, faculty scholarship, college records, campus history, and the unique materials of the Libraries' Special Collections. DigitalCommons@Colby is administered by the Colby College Libraries and serves as a permanent digital archive for these materials.


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