** with apologies for cross-posting **Are you working with funding agencies, faculty associations or university administrators on open access policy? If so, Peter Suber's Open Access Policy Options for Funding Agencies and Universities is a great resource to read, and point to:
If you'd like to encourage OA policy but are not sure how to go about it, some thoughts:
Talk to someone at your research office. Do they know about existing and forthcoming OA policies (e.g. NSERC)? Do they have any advice? Could they use support from the library - this could be as simple as a web page for researchers on what policies are out there, and how to comply.
What about the faculty association? Would this be a good place to start to talk about Harvard-style policies?
If anyone is working towards OA policy, I would love to hear from you, on or off list. I suspect many on this list would appreciate hearing about OA initiatives across Canada in general, not just policy. Is anyone hosting workshops on scholarly communication, OA, author's rights / copyright? To send messages to the list, send to cla-oa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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best, Heather Morrison The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com