Overall Rating Gold - expired
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Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

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University of Colorado Boulder
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 James White
Chair, Director-Institute, Professor
Institute for Arctic & Alpine Research, Environmental Studies, Geological Sciences
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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:

Provide easy access to significant scholarly works created on the campuses of the four Systems to all users, locally in Colorado, nationally and internationally; Promote the use of the products of campus research and thereby maximize their impact for individual researchers and scholars; Demonstrate the breadth, quality and scope of research and scholarly activities throughout the four Systems and the partner organizations served by the libraries; Identify and support best practices and strategies for the digital preservation of historically significant research and scholarship in Colorado; and Coordinate digital access to these works between the libraries of the Systems

Adopted by the Libraries Faculty on October 3, 2013 and revised on October 31, 2013

Main CU-Boulder Repository: Digital Collections of Colorado

A copy of the open access policy:

The open access policy:

In response to a call for open access to the scholarly literature from the student body and faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder, efforts to provide public access to taxpayer-funded research at the federal level, and a belief in widespread access to high quality information as a fundamental value of the profession of librarianship, the faculty of the University Libraries of the University of Colorado Boulder (the Libraries) adopts the following policy:
In order to allow for broad dissemination of their research, the Libraries faculty grant to The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, on behalf of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to their scholarly work, as long as the works are properly attributed to the authors and not used for commercial purposes. The nonexclusive nature of this license allows faculty to retain full ownership of the material, including the right to further publish it where they wish.
Libraries faculty shall inform publishers about this policy and that they have granted a pre-existing License. This policy with the Libraries may serve to help negotiate with publishers that require an exclusive right to publish.
Libraries faculty will provide the Libraries with electronic copies of the final version of the author's peer-reviewed manuscript or published version of their scholarly work in an appropriate format (e.g., PDF). These copies will be made publicly available via the University of Colorado Boulder’s institutional repository. Faculty will affirm the grant of the license described above upon submission of their work.
This policy applies only to scholarly work that is journal articles and conference proceedings authored or co-authored by current faculty after the date of adoption of this policy. Faculty are also encouraged to provide the Libraries with electronic copies of other types of scholarly work as appropriate.
The Dean of the Libraries or the Dean’s designate will waive application of this policy upon written request from faculty for any reason. In cases where a publisher will not allow dissemination of the final version of an article, faculty are encouraged to provide the Libraries with a version (e.g., pre-print or post-print) that can be made openly accessible under the publisher’s policy.

Adopted by the Libraries Faculty on October 3, 2013 and revised on October 31, 2013

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 Libraries maintains a fund to support publication in Open Access Journals. Includes eligiblity requirements and application materials.

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

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