At its latest meeting, the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) voted for allowing the university to make all faculty members' scholarly articles publicly available online. The resolution makes HGSE the fourth of Harvard's 10 schools to endorse open access to faculty research publications. The Faculties of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School all passed similar policies in recent months.
As a result of the resolution, HGSE faculty will now provide their scholarly articles to the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication for deposit in an open access digital repository that is currently under development. When the repository launches later this year, content will be freely available to the public, unless an author chooses to embargo or block access.
The policy makes rights sharing with publishers and self-archiving the default, while allowing faculty to waive Harvard's licence on a case-by-case basis, at the author's discretion.
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