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October 21st, 2016
Happy International Open Access Week 2016! What is Open Access? Peter Suber, a leading voice in the OA movement, describes Open Access scholarship as “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review.” On October 4, 2011, the faculty of […]
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October 4th, 2011
On October 4, 2011, the faculty of Bucknell University approved an institutional policy on open access publishing. The policy reads as follows: The faculty of Bucknell University grant to Bucknell University limited use of their scholarly articles for the purpose of making these articles open access. Specifically, each faculty member grants Bucknell University a nonexclusive, paid-up, worldwide license for each of his or her scholarly articles for the purpose of making these articles openly accessible in an institutional repository, and grants Bucknell University permission to exercise all rights under copyright for this purpose, as well as to authorize other parties […]
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February 3rd, 2011
Overview The Bucknell Scholarly Communications Practices Survey was administered during a 24 day period from Oct. 12, 2010 to Nov. 5, 2010. All Bucknell faculty members were invited to participate via the Bucknell message center. 115 completed questionnaires were submitted giving the survey a 33% response rate. Faculty members were from the following academic divisions: Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 36 Humanities: 28 Social Sciences: 26 Engineering: 11 Management: 7 No Response: 7 All faculty ranks were represented, with the following distribution: Professor: 21.2% Associate Professor: 38.1% Assistant Professor: 32.7% Visiting Assistant Professor or other non-tenure track position: 8.0% Overall, Bucknell […]
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August 27th, 2010
This blog is dedicated to the discussion of issues surrounding scholarly publishing and open access at Bucknell. My hope is that it will not only be an informational resource for Bucknell’s faculty and students, but also a space where we can engage in a conversation about the open access movement and the role of open access at Bucknell. In the coming weeks, I will be posting more detailed discussions about current issues surrounding open access in higher education, so in this first post I’ll limit myself to answering just a few introductory questions: What is open access? The principle of […]
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