Resolution in Support of Open Access and Authors’ Rights
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"The University Council of Pacific University, a governance body composed of representatives from the undergraduate and graduate student bodies, the faculty and the staff and administration, voted unanimously in support of a resolution that encourages more open and accessible scholarly practices. The resolution had previously been approved by the Faculty Senate (November 2011). Through its inclusion of student and staff voices, the University Council's action represents a unique contribution to the growing number of statements and policies in support of open access to scholarship." From the resolution itself: "RESOLVED, that...the faculty, staff and students of Pacific University...should consider these options when deciding how to share their work:  depositing their own published scholarly and professional articles in CommonKnowledge [the institutional repository] or other open access repositories in order to provide the widest and most affordable access to their work; and  using CommonKnowledge to openly share, as deemed appropriate by their department or school, other forms of unpublished scholarly, creative or professional work; and  using an Addendum to Publication Agreement (such as that provided by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)) in order to retain their right to share their published work as widely as possible; ..."