Re: US University OA Resolutions Omit Most Important Component

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 00:33:24 +0100

Good news: Cornell University is now the second U.S. University
(after University of Kansas) *not* to omit the all-important
self-archiving component from its Faculty Senate
Resolution on Scholarly Publishing, passed May 11 2005.

That critical component was this:

    "The Senate strongly urges all faculty to deposit preprint or
    postprint copies of articles in an open access repository such as
    the Cornell University DSpace Repository..."

which is almost identical to the corresponding passage in the University
of Kansas Resolution:

    "the University of Kansas Faculty Senate... Calls on all faculty
    of the University of Kansas to seek amendments... to permit
    the deposition of a digital copy of every article accepted by a
    peer-reviewed journal into the ScholarWorks repository..."

        "University of Kansas Registers its Institutional
        OA Self-Archiving Policy" (April 7, 2005)

This means that now Cornell too can register its self-archiving policy, as
Kansas has already done, at:

being the second U.S. University to have adopted a self-archiving policy.

Registering the new policy and describing its critical self-archiving
component will help encourage other universities worldwide to follow suit:

Stevan Harnad

UNIVERSITIES: If you have adopted or plan to adopt an institutional
policy of providing Open Access to your own research article output,
please describe your policy at:

    BOAI-1 ("green"): Publish your article in a suitable toll-access journal
    BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a open-access journal if/when
            a suitable one exists.
    in BOTH cases self-archive a supplementary version of your article
            in your institutional repository.

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