Charge: The University of Oregon has a longstanding commitment to making its
research widely available, both to the scholarly community and to the general
public. Technology is now enabling faculty, universities, and disciplines to
adopt new ways to provide enhanced visibility and access to research, usually
through digital repositories that are freely accessible. The terms "public
access" or "open access" are used to describe these methods that help to remove
financial and permission barriers to scholarship and readership. The Committee
Chair: Dev Sinha firstname.lastname@example.org. Other
members Barbara Altmann, Deb Carver (Dean of the Library, ex-officio), Dave
Hubin (Liason with the President's office, ex-officio), Peter
Gilkey (Senate President, ex-officio)Robert Illig,
J. Q. Johnson, Eric Priest, Gordon Sayre, Dev Sinha.
- 1. Investigate policies facilitating such public access at other AAU
- 2. Consult widely within the UO community.
- 3. Take into consideration UO Policy statements, OUS Internal Management
Directives, and other relevant documents.
- 4. Draft a University Policy
Statement that, if endorsed by the UO Senate and promulgated by the President,
would enable the University to support wider access to UO faculty research and
enhance the visibility of UO faculty research.
The committee held its first meeting 9 December 2009. An abstract
will be available presently. The Committee will meet again in January.
Meetings are open to the interested University community.
Documents relating to the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Scholarly Publishing
- A page of links.
US09/10-3 Establishing the committee.
- Formation of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Public
Access to Scholarly Publishing.
- Email 23 November 2009
from JQ Johnson
concerning possible policy statements.
- Email 9 December 2009 from
Dev Sinha concerning the first meeting of the Senate Ad Hoc
Committee on Public Access to Scholarly Materials.