Last week the guide to good practices for university #OA policies passed the milestone of 125,000 page views.http://bit.ly/goodoa
The guide is based on the experience at Harvard and many other institutions around the world in drafting and implementing rights-retention OA policies. It has led to the adoption of OA policies in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and has been endorsed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Australasian Open Access Support Group (AOASG), Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI), Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS), Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA), Mediterranean Open Access Network (MedOANet), Oberlin Group, Open Access Directory (OAD), Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research (PASTEUR4OA), Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS), Right to Research Coalition (R2RC), Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), and SPARC Europe, and the UK Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG).If your institution is considering an OA policy, or if you want it to, please have a look at the guide and spread the word.
Disclosure: I maintain the guide with +Stuart Shieber
as part of the Harvard Open Access Project.#oa #openaccess