What Options Could Grinnell Faculty and Grinnell College Consider?
Grinnell College could encourage and assist scholarly authors to modify their publication contracts to permit deposit in an open-access repository.
- We could adopt the SPARC Author Addendum <http://www.arl.org/sparc/author/addendum.shtml>
- Many journals already permit authors of published papers to post copies electronically in a local repository. Journals vary in the version of the paper that can be posted. For a database of journals and their policies, see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/journalbrowse.php?la=en
- Librarians <http://www.grinnell.edu/library/facstaff/consultinglibs> and others could provide assistance interpreting and modifying contracts
Grinnell College could encourage and assist faculty to post syllabi and other teaching materials in openly accessible spaces:
- Departmental or personal Web sites
- The Digital Grinnell repository: digital.grinnell.edu/
- Pioneer Web if it is modified to permit open access
Grinnell College faculty could endorse signing by the President or Chair of the Faculty of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge <http://oa.mpg.de/lang/en-uk/berlin-prozess/berliner-erklarung/>, the Cape Town Open Education Declaration <http://www.capetowndeclaration.org/>, and the Budapest Open Access Initiative <http://www.soros.org/openaccess>.
- Authors would commit to granting to all users of scholarly and educational materials free right of access and license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works subject to proper attribution of authorship
- Authors would commit to depositing their work in an open repository
Grinnell could adopt a Harvard-model requirement <http://osc.hul.harvard.edu/policies> for providing open access:
- Each Faculty member would grant the College permission to make his or her published scholarly articles available through an open repository
- The policy would apply to all scholarly articles written while the person is a member of the Faculty
- The Dean or the Dean's designate would waive application for a particular article upon written request
- Each Faculty member would provide an electronic copy of the final version of the article to the Dean's Office
Similar requirements have been adopted by Trinity University (San Antonio), Oberlin College, Rollins College, MIT, the University of Kansas, Duke University, Lafayette College, Emory University, Princeton University, Bucknell University, Utah State University, and Rice University, among others in the United States. See the Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies <http://roarmap.eprints.org/> for an international listing, with links to the policy statements.
Open Access Task Force (http://www.grinnell.edu/library/services/facstaff/scholcomm)
The Cost of Scholarly Publications: Impact on the Grinnell College Libraries (http://www.grinnell.edu/library/services/facstaff/scholcomm2)
Copyright and Scholarly Publishing: Impact on Teaching at Grinnell College (http://www.grinnell.edu/library/services/facstaff/scholcomm3)
Taking Action: Further Information for Faculty and Other Authors (http://www.grinnell.edu/library/services/facstaff/scholcomm5)