OA Policy Forum Recap | Lamar Soutter Library - University of Massachusetts Medical School
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"On Wednesday, November 16, Faculty Council and the Lamar Soutter Library hosted an Open Access Policy Forum for the campus. We were joined by panelists Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, and Scott Lapinski, Digital Resources and Services Librarian at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).
The Forum began with Peter Suber discussing the merits of a rights-based Open Access Policy. With a rights-based Open Access policy—the kind that we are hoping to implement here at UMMS—faculty grant UMMS the non-exclusive right to redistribute their work non-commercially. There is no action to take for this to occur; rights are conferred through the adoption of the policy."