Berkman Klein Center Reaffirms Open Access Policy | Berkman Klein Center
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"In 2018 we completed a review of our Open-Access Policy. Here we’ll share some background, what we found, and more about how research sharing shapes our work at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Open research practices have a long history at the Berkman Klein Center since our founding in 1998. In fact, our first freely accessible publication predates our founding by one year. Our Center has helped incubate a number of projects that share the vision of free and open access to information — from open data projects like Lumen, Internet Monitor, and Media Cloud, to open source software, to open licensing frameworks and learning resources.
In 2014, the Berkman Klein Center became the first research center at Harvard University to put these practices on paper at an institutional level through a unanimous vote to enact an Open-Access Policy, securing future access to the scholarship we produce. Founded on the widely adopted structure of the Harvard Model Open-Access Policy, our policy grants Harvard University the ability to share research produced by Center staff and faculty directors freely with the world, while supporting the flexibility for authors to opt out for the scholarship they create....
In Fall of 2018, our Board of Directors reaffirmed the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Open-Access Policy to build on a history of institutional methodology and secure open access as a part of our future...."