Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.79
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date May 26, 2016
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Colorado College
AC-11: Access to Research

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Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Ian Johnson
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
36

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
0

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

Colorado College's Intellectual Property and Copyright policy "encourages the creation and dissemination of creative and intellectual work." It states the college's support for the concept of open access, and encourages faculty to use Creative Commons licenses to retain copyright but allow freer sharing of scholarly work. However, open access to research is done on a voluntary basis; faculty must choose to opt in.


A copy of the open access policy:
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The open access policy:

"Colorado College supports the concept of open access to scholarly work and encourages faculty, students, and staff to share their intellectual property."


The website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

The library maintains the digital archives of CC, which allows open access to faculty research, student theses and other publications produced at Colorado College. Submissions are voluntary, and the archive is maintained by library staff. Digital CC is an archival, institutional digital repository that collects and preserves the creative and intellectual output of the CC community. CC collects publications of all kinds from across campus, including those created by students, faculty and staff. Annual reports, statistics, theses, newspapers, flyers, posters, student projects and more are collected in PDF format. The library also collect films (MP4s) and audio files (MP3s) as well as photographs (TIFFs and JPEGs). Just as the library's archives (located in Special Collections) has collected and preserved the print history of the College for over a hundred years, Digital CC now preserves this history in the digital age.


The website URL where information about open access to the institution's research is available:

Colorado College has a policy stating that it "supports the concept of open access to scholarly work and encourages faculty, students, and staff to share their intellectual property" (https://www.coloradocollege.edu/basics/welcome/leadership/policies/intellectual-property-and-copyright). Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to share their scholarly work. The Digital Archives of Colorado College (https://digitalcc.coloradocollege.edu/islandora/object/coccc%3Aroot) is the college’s repository for storing research data and allowing open access. However, there is no formal policy assuring open access to scholarly work in any department.

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