Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.83
Liaison Katie Wall
Submission Date March 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Lees-McRae College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jess Bellemer
Library Services
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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:

Electronic Resources:
Available to all students, faculty, and staff, the Shelton Learning Commons provides access to more than 110 databases such as ProQuest Central and more than 210,000 electronic books. All digital resources can be accessed via the search bar on the Online Databases page. The electronic resource collection can be accessed both anywhere on campus and off with a student’s Lees-McRae credentials.

While students may check out materials for the entire semester, reference materials and periodicals unfortunately cannot be loaned to students. Faculty members may take these materials for short-term use in a specific class, but the materials must be returned immediately following the class.
Audiovisual material may be loaned to students and faculty on a short-term (usually overnight) basis.
Most "Reserve" materials may be used only within the learning commons, although some may be checked out for overnight use, depending on the course instructor.
Students, faculty, and staff must bring a valid Lees-McRae ID in order to check out materials.

The Jones-Pritchett archives at Lees-McRae contain the collected papers, photographs, yearbooks, audio, and video recordings and other items spanning the history of the college. The archive is a closed collection and may only be accessed with the assistance of a Shelton Learning Commons staff member. Removal of archival materials from the archives is not permitted but some limited copying of documents and photographs are allowed.
Items from the archives may be used by permission of the director for publication or other commercial purposes. Any such use must display the ownership statement “Property of Lees-McRae College Archives” or the publication statement “Used with permission of the Lees-McRae College Archives.”

Interlibrary Loan:
Lees-McRae students, faculty, and staff may use the Shelton Learning Commons InterLibrary Loan service to borrow materials from other libraries. Print materials generally arrive within a week to two weeks from the time requested, and periodical articles usually arrive within two to three days

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:

There is no 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:

We do not provide journal hosting.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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