To be introduced by Peter Gilkey at the 11 November 2009 Senate meeting.
The UO Senate directs the UO Senate President to create a Senate Ad Hoc Committee. The members of the Committee will be appointed by the UO Senate President in consultation with the Senate Nominating Committee, with the FAC, with the Provost, and with the UO Library.
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 will
Financial impact: negligible - uses existing University Resources.
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