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Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
AC-11: Access to Research

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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
56

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
56

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

The UWM Libraries and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning work in partnership to support Open Educational Resource discovery and adoption in courses. Please contact Kristin Woodward and Jessica Hutchings if you would like more information: open-textbooks@uwm.edu.
UWM Digital Commons, a service of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, is a virtual showcase for UWM’s research and creative profiles. Members of the UWM academic community are encouraged to contribute any completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.
UWM Libraries Digital Collections
This is a university repository providing access to the institution's photographic collections. These include Thomas and Jean Ross Bliffert Postcard, W.O. Field and Harrison Forman Collections, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Golda Meir.


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

UWM Digital Commons
Members of the UWM academic community are encouraged to contribute scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.

Including work in the UWM Digital Commons provides the scholar with institutional recognition. Work is placed in the university context, side-by-side with the scholarly and creative contributions of one’s colleagues. The work is assured a stable, visible online location that is searchable and citable. Submitting work may also address the data-sharing requirements of some grants. UWM Digital Commons offers citation services, as well as the possibility to create a journal.

A wide range of digital material can be placed in UWM Digital Commons, including, but not limited to, video files, articles and preprints, technical reports, dissertations and theses, practicum and capstone projects, audio files, working papers, conference papers and presentations, out of copyright books in digital format, and data sets.


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 UWM Libraries are committed to supporting the ability of our faculty and researchers to participate more fully in the scholarly publication process. There are currently more than 10,000 open access journal titles and some of these require that the authors pay a fee once their article is accepted for publication. This business model helps to support the continuous, open dissemination of an author’s research to an international audience of scientists, researchers, faculty, and other interested parties.

The UWM Open-Access Publication (UOAP) Fund has been established to underwrite article processing fees for open-access journals when funds are not otherwise available. Research funded by grants or gifts that allow grant funds to be used for article processing fees (regardless of whether that particular grant had budgeted for such fees) will be given lower priority and publications which do not have grants or gifts support will be given a higher priority. UOAP funds are intended to be a funding source of last resort. The fund is supported through Indirect Funds made available to the UWM Libraries.


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

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