August 19, 2011

Open Access Coalition formed by 22 academic institutions

From the University of Kansas Aug. 3, 2011 news release:

The university has now taken the lead in forming a coalition with 21 other universities and colleges with established faculty open access policies in North America -- such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Duke University and Concordia University in Montreal -- to establish the new Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions.

Known as COAPI, the group will collaborate and share implementation strategies and advocate on a national level for institutions with open access policies.

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Their next steps will include a pre-conference meeting at the Berlin 9 Open Access Conference in November in Washington, D.C.

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Marc L. Greenberg, professor and chair of the Slavic Languages and Literatures department, also participated in the teleconference.

"I always keep the idea of 'knowledge as a public good' in mind in doing work for open access," Greenberg said, "and I view what we do as part of renegotiating the social contract between universities and society. Universities belong to the public."

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Great interest was expressed to form COAPI during a conference call with representatives from these institutions with faculty open access policies:

• Arizona State University
• Brigham Young University
• Columbia University
• Concordia University
• Duke University
• Emory University
• Gustavus Adolphus College
• Harvard University
• Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
• Lafayette College
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
• Oberlin College
• Oregon State University
• Rollins College
• Stanford University
• Trinity University
• University of Hawaii-Manoa
• University of Kansas
• University of North Texas
• University of Northern Colorado
• University of Oregon
• Wake Forest University

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