Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.92
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date June 8, 2018
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STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Nick Kordesch
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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):

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:

Access Policy:
The SF State Library's mission statement includes goals for sharing access to the University's Research with our community. See policy text below. It does not include mandatory open access for all research.

The SF State Masters Theses Collection includes both masters theses and dissertations written by graduate students as part of their degree requirements. Printed and bound copies of recent theses and dissertations are available from the SF State Library. Recent theses and dissertations are available online with the author's permission in ScholarWorks. When we do not have the permission of the author, a detailed metadata record is available in ScholarWorks. This collection applies to all the university's divisions and operates on a mandatory with waiver option basis. https://library.sfsu.edu/masters-theses-and-dissertations-collection

The San Francisco State University Digital Repository, also known as ScholarWorks, is the University's digital repository designed to preserve and provide access to content created by members of the University. The site is managed by the University Library and hosted by the California State University. http://sfsu-dspace.calstate.edu/

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

The mission of the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State is to empower its University constituency with lifelong learning skills to identify, find, evaluate, use and communicate information in promotion of excellence in scholarship, knowledge and understanding.

To fulfill its mission within the context of the missions of the San Francisco State University and the California State University (CSU) system, the Library is committed to the following goals:
-Collaborating with departmental faculty in incorporating information competence into the curriculum to ensure that all SF State graduates are competent in locating, retrieving, organizing, critically evaluating, analyzing, synthesizing, and communicating information in a cohesive, logical and ethical manner;
-Creating a learning environment that promotes study, research and scholarly interaction in the context of a diverse campus community;
-Supporting excellent teaching and learning by providing equally for all university constituents on-site and remote access to relevant materials in support of the curriculum in any format, whether owned by/at JPLL or elsewhere;
-Encouraging through collections and access exploration of the broadest spectrum of viewpoints, constructs, cultures, beliefs and methodologies;
-Evaluating, selecting and teaching information sources and search strategies relevant to the SF State curriculum;
-Providing leadership to the University community in exploring and incorporating changing information technologies and formats;
-Supporting an understanding and appreciation of diversity through collections, programs, and instruction; and through recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff;
-Preserving cultural heritage through our unique primary source materials;
-Promoting, supporting and encouraging the transfer and sharing of information and knowledge within the broader community, and the sharing of intellectual and creative resources locally, regionally and internationally.


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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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