July 2, 2008
Stanford School of Education adopts Open Access mandate
From Peter Suber's SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #123, July 2, 2008:
The Stanford School of Education adopted an OA mandate, by a unanimous faculty vote. The Stanford policy is modeled closely on the two OA mandates at Harvard.
Posted by stemp003 at July 2, 2008 4:04 PM
In February, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted to create "open access" copies of all their scholarly articles. In May, Harvard Law School followed suit. Then in June, Stanford University School of Education faculty unanimously voted for a similar motion.
Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences adopted a policy that requires faculty members to allow the university to make articles deemed "scholarly property" available free online. Peter Suber, an open-access activist with Public Knowledge, a nonprofit group in Washington, said on his blog that the new policy makes Harvard the first university in the United States to mandate open access to its faculty members’ research publications.