On February 12, 2008, Harvard Arts and Sciences Faculty voted unanimously to adopt a policy that makes them the first university in the U.S. to mandate open access to its faculty members’ research publications. Stuart Shieber, along with Robert Darnton, was a driving force behind the adoption of this policy. 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 have been taken to implement it.
Please join your colleagues for this public talk on:
Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Location: Toll Room, Alumni House
Read more about the Harvard Open Access policy at:
- The Chronicle of Higher Education (2/12/08) (UCB only)
- The New York Times (2/12/08)
- Open Access News (2/12/08)
This event is co-sponsored by the Academic Senate Library Committee, The Library, and the School of Information (iSchool).