The European Commission recently released a report that finds that half of all articles published in 2011 are now freely available to read. The rise of open access journals, delayed free access in traditional journals (typically a 12 month embargo), and author-archived copies are all believed to contribute to the… read more
I had been waiting for the draft plans in response to the Feb, 2013 White House Directive on Open Access to be released, so we might see what affect the plans would have on our own planning for our institutional repository, the UTDR, as well as to plan educational and… read more
President Obama recently signed an Executive Order to make government data more accessible to the public. The terms of the Executive Order and the new Open Data Policy state that all newly generated government data will be made available in an open, machine-readable format. In an effort to help federal… read more
Oregon State University unanimously approved an open access policy at their June 2013 Faculty Senate meeting. “The policy grants Oregon State University a non-exclusive license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to its faculty’s scholarly articles, in any medium, and to authorize others to do the same,… read more
Open Access Week will take place October 21st-October 25th on the UT Austin campus. Stay tuned for more information about planned events.