Date of Original Version
Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access, finalized November 27, 2012 and presented to the University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate on February 21, 2013.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access was charged by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to "look at some of the issues of Open Access in scholarly communication, look at some solutions, and present suggestions as to what approach would best fit URI's needs and how that might be realized."
The Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access recommended that the University of Rhode Island, through a vote of the Faculty Senate, adopt an open access policy based on the Harvard model. Such a policy will allow the University of Rhode Island to assist faculty authors in retaining the rights to their scholarship and to distribute their scholarship as widely as possible.
Included with the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access are three addenda:
1. Stuart M. Shieber, "A Model Open Access Policy," 2012.
2. Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access, “University of Rhode Island Open Access Policy FAQ’s,” 2012.
3. David Shulenburger, "University Public-Access Mandates are Good for Science," PLoS Biology 7, no. 11 (November 2009): e1000237.
N.B. The University of Rhode Island Open Access Policy was unanimously approved by the Faculty Senate in a vote on March 21, 2013.