Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.22
Liaison Emily Deeker
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Paul Royster
Scholarly Communications
UNL Libraries
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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:

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Digital Common Repository was established in 2005 and has grown to become the second largest institutional repository for faculty research in the United State. It hosts more than 66,315 documents, including 13,000 dissertations, and 53,000 faculty articles, monographs, reviews, white papers, technical reports, conference presentations, musical scores, and creative works.

The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska protects the copyright ownership of the authors of any scholarly communication. Therefore participation in this program is not mandatory. However the Faculty senate endorses open access and the Digital Commons Institutional Repository, and encourages all faculty to use the service.

A copy of the open access policy:

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

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