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