|Submission Date||July 28, 2014|
Florida Gulf Coast University
AC-11: Access to Research
Digital Services Librarian
Library Collections Management
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:
In 2010, the Provost charged the Information Resources Committee (IRC) to create a five-year Strategic Plan for Technology that is annually updated. In the Strategic Plan for Technology 2012-2017, the IRC tasked the Library with creating an Institutional Repository/Digital Library that would allow open access to electronic theses and dissertations, scholarly publications and archive and special collection materials. Financial and human resources have and continue to be allocated to this project which is currently in progress. FGCU's conversion to electronic theses and dissertations was completed in Fall of 2013.
Florida Gulf Coast University requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: FGCU's open access policy was developed by the Library with the adoption of the common digital library platform, Islandora in March 2012. The digital library will include FGCU's Institutional Repository (IR). The IR will house FGCU's electronic theses and dissertations and scholarly publications, ensuring open access to scholarly research to the global community. The digital library will go live and publicly accessible August, 2014.
Explanation: Added language explaining that the policy to adopt an open access platform was started years ago, despite the IR not being live at this time.
A copy of the open access policy:
The open access policy:
All theses and dissertations are available globally through ProQuest. Theses, dissertations, and all scholarly publications will be available in FGCU's Institutional Repository as soon as it goes live.
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:
The URL links to FGCU's Library Services website. It will be will be to link directly to the Institutional Repository as soon as it goes live.
We defined divisions for our STARS report in IC-3 in terms of academics divisions that offer courses. Research producing departments that do not offer courses, (such as the Library, Research Centers, and other Offices) will also have access to the Institutional Repository.
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