The Harvard Library is pleased to announce a new policy on the use of digital reproductions of works in the public domain. When the Library makes such reproductions and makes them openly available online, it will treat the reproductions themselves as objects in the public domain. It will not try to restrict what users can do with them, nor will it grant or deny permission for any use. For more detail, see the policy FAQ.

The Office for Scholarly Communication spearheads campus-wide initiatives to open, share, and preserve scholarship. With support from OSC, open-access policies are now in place at all Harvard schools:

In addition, Harvard research centers have begun to adopt open-access policies, including:

The OSC also runs supporting programs such as:

DASH, the University’s central, open-access repository,
Library Lab, offering opportunities for individuals to make original contributions to the way libraries work,
The HOPE fund, to reimburse processing fees for articles published in open-access journals,
COPE, a multi-university compact to underwrite publication charges for open-access journals.