Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.03
Liaison Caroline Bruno
Submission Date May 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Williams College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jessika Drmacich
Records Manager & Digital Resources Archivist
Williams College Libraries
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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):
None / Don't Know

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:


A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:


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 director of the library and the Williams Library systems are actively working to support open access to research, however there is no official college policy about it. Unbound: the Wiliams Digital Commons is a voluntary open access repository.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Unbound was established primarily to support the teaching and publishing goals of the Williams faculty through the creation of a repository that supports research, facilitates collaboration and provides a venue to publish and disseminate original research. It is not surprising, then, that the Faculty Publications collection is one of the the first original projects created in Unbound.

The faculty publications project is currently a small sampling of work published by Williams College faculty. Williams faculty are leaders in their fields – recognized nationally, and often internationally, for the high quality and significance of their publications and creative work. However, due to copyright restrictions, many of these publications cannot be added to Unbound. The current contents of the faculty publication collection come from open-access journals.

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