Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Miami University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.33 / 2.00 James Oris
Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship and Dean of the Graduate School
Office of the Provost
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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:

Harvard style policy with a freely waivable rights-retaining license and a
deposit requirement. Requires all continuing contract and continuing
contract eligible librarians to deposit their research outputs to Miami's
institutional repository, The Scholarly Commons. Adopted May, 2012

A copy of the open access policy:
The open access policy:

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
+ Date Revised: April 12, 2016

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

Miami University Libraries/Librarians develop and maintain Miami’s institutional repository, The Scholarly Commons.

Librarians on the Scholarly Communication Committee (SCC) work to increase awareness, understanding, and engagement with scholarly communication issues across the Miami University campus. The SCC (1) develops and recommends strategies, actions, and outcomes that will advance the Libraries' facilitation of change in the scholarly communication environment; (2) helps shape the Libraries' response to and participation in new models of scholarly communication; (3) studies and reports on issues of scholarly communication; (4) provides programs, events, resources, services, advocacy, and other activities to enhance student, faculty, staff, administration, and librarian understanding and awareness of scholarly communication issues, including access to and dissemination of research and scholarship produced on Miami University's campus, issues of author rights, copyright and licensing, traditional and alternative publishing models, traditional and alternative metrics, etc.; (5) increases dialog and seeks collaborative ventures with departments/units on campus around a broad range of scholarly communication issues.

All liaison/subject specialist librarians perform scholarly communication and open access outreach as one of their job responsibilities.

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

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