Harvard Library Collaborates on Investigation of Institutional Costs of Gold Open Access | Harvard Library Portal
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"The Harvard Library is joining with the California Digital Library, the University of California system, Ohio State University and the University of British Columbia in a study funded by the Mellon Foundation to help define the future of open access to scholarship. Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions (PDF, 30 pages) is a year-long effort to study the implications of new funding models for scholarly communications, particularly the use of article processing charges, and determine their sustainability for research universities in the US and Canada. The project will create a detailed, flexible, and publicly available financial model to help university administrators and librarians develop open access policies and strategies. Harvard Library participation will be led by Peter Suber, Scott Wicks, and Elke Piontek."