OSC Highlights

Open Access Week at Harvard

Monday, October 21, 2013

Harvard University, a leader in making scholarship freely available to the world, celebrates Open Access Week. Find more information here.

OSC to Hire Repository Manager

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) is hiring a repository manager. The position has been posted here.

OSC Position Statement on Open Access to Theses and Dissertations

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Office for Scholarly Communication has released a position statement on open access to theses and dissertations. Read the full statement here.

Prof. Yochai Benkler on Freedom of Press and the Bradley Manning Case

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Professor Yochai Benkler (OSC Advisory Board member, Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Harvard Law School, and Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society) was interviewed by WBUR/NPR's Here and Now about the potentially "broad and dangerous implications" of the prosecution's logic during the recent Bradley Manning trial: by publishing leaks, are publishers guilty of aiding the enemy? Listen to the interview and read more here.

New Members Join the Office for Scholarly Communication Advisory Committee

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) added 17 new members to its Advisory Committee, which continues to include members from every school at Harvard and Central Administration. The new members join 15 existing members, many of whom have served on the Advisory Committee since the OSC’s founding in 2008. The OSC’s expanded Advisory Committee may be found here.

Read the full announcement on the Harvard Library portal.

OSC to Hire Copyright Advisor

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) is moving forward with plans to implement a formal copyright advisory service for Harvard Library and will be hiring a Copyright Advisor. The position, funded by the generous support of the Arcadia Fund, has been posted to Aspire, Harvard’s recruiting management system.

Peter Suber to Direct OSC

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Open access advocate Peter Suber has been appointed the new director of Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication. Read the full announcement on the Harvard Library portal.

The Awesome Box

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Awesome Box, a project sponsored by Harvard’s Library Lab, allows library patrons to return materials to a box set aside for items they deem to be awesome. Read the full story in the Harvard Gazette.

Library Lab Project Launch

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Zeega, a multimedia platform and social network project sponsored by Harvard’s Library Lab, officially launched on March 6. Read the full story at Harvard Science.

Implementing OA Policies Using Institutional Repositories

Monday, January 21, 2013

In a book to be published by the American Library Association, MIT’s Ellen Duranceau and the OSC’s own Sue Kriegsman contribute a chapter that offers practical advice about how to establish an institutional open access policy as well as how to implement an OA repository. The full chapter from The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges is available as a free download.

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