On February 12, 2008, Harvard Arts and Sciences Faculty voted unanimously to adopt a policy that makes them the first university in the US to mandate open access to its faculty members’ research publications. The driving force behind the adoption of this policy was professor of computer science, Stuart Shieber. Professor Shieber currently heads Harvard’s Office of Scholarly Communication and will share his experience on how this ground-breaking policy was passed and what steps Harvard has taken to implement it.
Please join your colleagues for this public talk on:
Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 3:30 – 5:00
Location: Toll Room, Alumni House
Read more about the Harvard Open Access policy at:
- Chronicle of Higher Education (2/12/08) (UC access only)
- The New York Times (2/12/08)
- Open Access News
This event is co-sponsored by the Academic Senate Library Committee, The Library and the School of Information (iSchool).