Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.81
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Steve Lawson
Interim Library Director
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution offer repository hosting that makes versions of journal articles, book chapters, and other peer-reviewed scholarly works by its employees freely available on the public internet?:

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

Tutt Library’s digitalCC serves as both an institutional repository and a digital archive for Colorado College. Our collection includes but is not limited to student theses, faculty publications, digitized archival materials, and born digital materials created by various campus departments. Our future repository will hold all these digital materials and also incorporate open access journal publishing.

Does the institution have a published policy that requires its employees to publish scholarly works open access or archive final post-peer reviewed versions of scholarly works in an open access repository?:

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

Does the policy cover the entire institution? :

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

Does the institution provide open access journal hosting services through which peer-reviewed open access journals are hosted on local servers with dedicated staff who provide publishing support at no (or minimal) cost?:

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

APC Fund: The library pays for memberships in BioMed Central (10% discount on author publishing) and SPARC (open access supporter). The library is thinking about ways to encourage OA publishing from faculty.
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.

Open Access Journal Hosting: The library will offer journal hosting on the new digital repository under development.

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