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.
In 2009, Harvard University signed on to COPE, the Compact for Open-access Publishing Equity, and commited to providing authors with funds to pay for publication in fee-based open-access journals. The COPE website now lists not only signatories to the compact, but also compliant institutions that have funds in place that are in line with the compact’s language for supporting OA article processing charges. See the full list here.
Today’s issue of the Harvard Gazette contains a feature about the new structure of the Harvard Library. Highbrow, a web-based textual visualization tool that began as a Library Lab project, is singled out as an example of the Library’s Innovation Initiative. Read the full article here.