Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.37
Liaison Calandra Lake
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

College of William & Mary
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Deborah Cornell
Head of Digital Services
Earl Gregg Swem 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?:
No

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

Although there are no formal OA policies in place for faculty and staff, voluntary submissions are encouraged and there are structures in place for student work. Mandatory policies are in place with Arts & Sciences, School of Education and Undergraduate Honors: electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) for student work.

Arts & Sciences
Graduate Level: ETD policy was adopted by the Committee on Graduate Studies in December 2015 for mandatory ETD submissions to begin Spring 2016. Students are offered embargo periods for delayed release of full-text.
Undergraduate Honors Theses: ETD policy adopted for mandatory submissions in Spring 2014. Students are offered embargo periods for delayed release of full-text.

School of Education
ETD policy was adopted in December 2015 for mandatory ETD submissions to begin Spring 2016. Students are offered embargo periods for delayed release of full-text.


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

W&M Libraries supports and provides a digital platform, Digital Commons BePress, as a repository for ETD, OA faculty scholarship, Open Educational Resources (OER) and OA Journals. The libraries partnered with the graduate offices on the ETD initiative, sponsors OER grants for faculty and events and discussions with academics during the annual Open Access Week. A Digital Scholarship Librarian position was created and filled in 2015 to manage the repository and provide outreach for OA and copyright education to the campus community.


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