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What is meant by the term Open Access?
Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online,
free of charge, organized, and free of most
copyright and licensing restrictions.
On June 13, 2013, the OSU Faculty Senate, with exten-
sive support from Faculty Senate President,
unanimously approved a University Wide Open Access
Policy. This policy requires that faculty members allow OSU
Libraries and Press to make their research available via the
new Open Access paradigm. OSU is the first university in the
Pacific Northwest, and one of the first land grant institutions
in the nation, to implement such a policy.
The new Open Access policy is the culmination of out-
reach efforts from OSU Libraries and Press led by
, Associate University Librarian for Research and
, head of the
Center for Digital Scholarship and Services,
Digital Scholarship Librarian,
Resources Librarian, and staff members
Faculty Senate Library Committee members
(College of Public
Health and Human Sciences) wrote the OSU OA Policy.
Former Faculty Senate President
(Engineering) was also a strong advocate for an OSU OA
Faculty are very grateful for the suggestion to upload their articles and
the work to do so.
OSU Libraries and Press’s very own
deposited one of her articles
in ScholarsArchive and that has become the second most downloaded item in the reposi-
tory. That’s #2 out of more than 38,000 items! Her article, “Talking and Tagging: Using
CONTENTdm and Flickr in the Oregon State University Archives,” published in
has had over 53,128 downloads!