Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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Dickinson College
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tyce Herrman
Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:

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

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

Dickinson has not adopted an open access mandate that requires all scholarly output to be made open access. However, we do have institution-wide policies and support for open access research. These include:

· Development of Dickinson Scholar (http://scholar.dickinson.edu), an open access institutional repository that includes many publication types ranging from:
o Previously published faculty publications, as allowed by the copyright holder
o Previously unpublished faculty work
o Student honors theses
o Faculty-nominated student work
It is voluntary for faculty and students to have their work placed in Dickinson Scholar.
We continue to seek out and add other types of content.

· A pilot program that provides money toward funding author charges that lead to open access publication in a reputable journal. This Library fund is administered in collaboration with the faculty R&D committee.

+ Date Revised: May 19, 2015

A copy of the open access policy:

The open access policy:

The Waidner-Spahr Library and the Research & Development Committee are partnering to offer funding for open access publications during FY15. The library will provide a fixed amount of money toward funding author charges that lead to open access publications in reputable journals. Since an open access publication is made freely available to the general public and the scholarly community at large, the college library does not have to spend additional money to purchase this content back from the publisher for our collection in the future. Publications funded by the pilot are also to be deposited in "Dickinson Scholar" (http://scholar.dickinson.edu), the college's open access institutional repository, providing additional access to the work and secure digital archiving. To request funding, faculty members should apply to the Research & Development Committee.

Acknowledgements: The Dickinson College Research & Development Committee must be acknowledged in writing in all publications or performances resulting from the funded activity.

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

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