Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Jennifer Asman
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Georgia State University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Reporter Jennifer Asman
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
8

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
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A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

Open Access:
is information that is:
Free to read
Unrestricted
Online
is a movement that wants to increase information access and innovation.
usually refers to open access publishing, particularly of scholarly communication in academia.
may be an answer to the serials / scholarly communication crisis, which refers to the system where information is locked up in subscription journals and databases whose prices keep rising (as library and university budgets stagnate or decrease) and universities and libraries are forced to pay for the creation of the research as well as to buy it back through subscriptions.
is about the democratization of information and knowledge.
is carried out largely through open access journals, subject specific and institutional repositories, where research is posted online for anyone to access. These are indexed by Google and other search engines increasing visibility and impact of the research.


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