OSC Highlights

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.

The Labrary Pop-up Space

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Funded by Library Lab, The Labrary is a student-designed pop-up space that explores what libraries of the future might look like. Read the full article here.

The OA Interviews: Stuart Shieber

Monday, December 3, 2012

As part of a series on open access, journalist and blogger Richard Poynder has posted an in-depth interview with OSC director Stuart Shieber. Read the full interview here.

HSPH Approves OA Policy

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health enacted an open access policy on Monday, November 26, 2012, making it the eighth Harvard school with a similar policy.

28 Projects That Change How Libraries Work

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Harvard’s Library Lab hosted a showcase this week at Radcliffe Gymnasium. To learn more about the event and the twenty-eight funded projects, see this article in The Harvard Crimson.

Video of Shieber and Suber Talk on OA

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society has posted a video of a talk by Stuart Shieber and Peter Suber: “How to Make Your Research Open Access (Whether You’re at Havard or Not).” You can stream or download the video here.

COPE Lists Open Access Funds

Monday, October 29, 2012

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.

Open Access Week at Harvard

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Harvard University, a leader in making scholarship freely available to the world, celebrates Open Access Week. Read the full article here.

Good Practices for University OA Policies

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In anticipation of worldwide Open Access Week, the Harvard Open Access Project has released version 1.0 of a guide to good practices for university open-access policies. Read the full announcement here

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