Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Marie Stewart
Library Services
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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?:

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

ÉTS doesn't have an open access policy. Although in 2012, we signed the «Déclaration de Berlin sur le Libre accès à la Connaissance», meaning that we want to support open access research. http://openaccess.inist.fr/?Declaration-de-Berlin-sur-le-Libre

The institution's library, in partnership with the research dean's office, set up in 2013 an author's fund to cover publication fees in an open access journal for faculty who resquested it. In 2017-2018, approximately $17 000 was spend on the publication of 10 articles in open access journals. For 2018-2019, the budget has been cut but we still considerate the applications received from faculty.

For more information on the author's fund: https://www.etsmtl.ca/Bibliotheque/Services/Pour-la-recherche/Fonds-d-auteur-ETS
The institution's library set up two institutional repositories enabling free access on internet to scientific contributions from faculty, researchers or staff. It is mandatory (some exceptions apply) to upload thesis and dissertation, but optional for researchers publications.
• ÉTS space– Dissertation and thesis (Since about 2010) https://espace.etsmtl.ca/
• ÉTS space – Publications and contributions to research (Since about 2011) https://espace2.etsmtl.ca/

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

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):

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

The institution's library mandatate itself to keep up to date with issues regarding open acces to research, initiatives that are taken elsewhere and those that could be implemented at ÉTS. We could work on developing an open access policy at ÉTS, if the administration wish so. At the moment, we developed proccesses to support faculty who are willing to make their work available in open access.

Two librarians are part of the working group «Comité des bibliothèques de l’Université du Québec sur le libre accès» whose objective is to pool efforts for the creation of open access promotion and support tools for that will be useful for all the institutions of Quebec University.

Technical tools for promoting open access research conducted at ÉTS have been in place for several years: the institutional repository ÉTS space – Publications and contributions to research allows researchers to desseminate their articles free of charge, with the support of library employees; the ÉTS Author's Fund allows professors to publish in an open access journal without worrying about cost.

The librarians, more specifically the librarian in charge of the open access, are promoting those tools with researchers (For example, outcreach campaing, departments visits, conversation one on one), and offer support for technical aspects in order to make the broadcast of open acces user friendly and natural for the researchers

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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