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Mighty push for Open Access

February 13, 2008 - Posted in News Posted by:

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Apparently Harvard University has mandated that all research publications made by its faculty members be made available for “free” (as in free beer??) online. It is a mighty push for a movement which recently started gaining a lot of momentum.

In a move to disseminate faculty research and scholarship more broadly, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) voted Tuesday (Feb. 12) to give the University a worldwide license to make each faculty member’s scholarly articles available and to exercise the copyright in the articles, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit.

However, if you read the discussion below the article, it is not very clear whether it would be available soon after publication, or there would be a time lag before it gets online for free.

Whatever the case may be, it is a step taken in the right spirit and right direction.

Link via: Mashable

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