Open Access Resolutions and Mandates
On February 14, 2012, the PSU Library faculty adopted a resolution calling for open access publishing of their scholarship. The first implemented open access resolution at PSU, it is hoped that this step can provide a model for other resolutions on the campus and further the goal of providing worldwide open access to PSU scholarship.
ROARMAP: Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies
Scholarly Communication News
A terrific extremely accessible article covering scholarly communication, open access and emerging trends from US News and World Report, "Is the Academic Publishing Industry on the Verge of Disruption?" 7/25/12
Sign the White House petition supporting open access to federally funded research Require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research. Background information on the petition's sponsors and its impetus are in this Chronicle of Higher Ed blog entry, Petition Urges White House to Require Public Access to Federally Financed Research. 5/23/12
Georgia State University Copyright Infringement case opinion released 5/11/12
HR 3699 Research Works Act is dead 2/27/2012
Resources for Staying Current
Emerging forms of digital scholarship, new models of journal publishing, federal legislation regarding open access mandates, data curation requirements of funding agencies, the rise of open scholarship and research; there's a lot to be aware of. Several web sites do an excellent job of keeping up on the latest news.