In a First, Oregon State University Library Faculty Adopts Strong OA Policy

They say change starts at home. On March 13, the library faculty at Oregon State University (OSU) announced the school has adopted its own, Harvard-like OA (open access) mandate, the first in the nation for a library faculty.

Under the policy, library faculty members are now required to give an electronic copy of “the final published version of the work,” in an appropriate format (such as PDF), to be made available in the libraries’ institutional repository, [email protected]. OSU librarian Karyle Butcher told the LJ Academic Newswire that she was proud that OSU faculty “took this path and made the informed decision to walk the talk.”

Full story at Library Journal.


This is exactly how this should work. If librarians truly support OA, let that support begin with our own publication efforts.