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Harvard Medical School Proposes Harvard's 3rd Green OA Mandate Stevan Harnad 07 Mar 2009 01:48 UTC

(Thanks to Peter Suber's Open Access
Note that the Harvard proposal is to deposit institutionally and export
Bravo!Harvard Medical School (US**proposed-institutional-mandate*)
Institution's/Department's OA Eprint Archives*[growth
Institution's/Department's OA Self-Archiving Policy

[NIH-funded] scientists are still learning what it takes to comply with the
NIH public access policy... Some researchers also wonder how they can make
their work publicly accessible even if it is not funded by the NIH.

These issues could be solved by a new open-access policy under discussion in
the Harvard medical community. A team at the Countway Library [at Harvard
Medical School] has developed a two-pronged strategy to help scientists
smoothly manage the latest changes in scholarly publishing and further
expand the open-access model at Harvard.

A longer-term solution is an HMS-wide open-access policy and repository to
streamline NIH-funded article deposits and to showcase the range of
scholarly contributions by medical, public health and dental faculties...

A voluntary online repository called HMScholar already exists at the
Countway website....

Under an open-access policy, the system would automatically make the
NIH-required submissions to PubMed Central and enable the University to
track NIH compliance better.

The policy would be similar to those adopted last February by the Harvard
Faculty of Arts and Sciences and in June by the Harvard Law School. The
online collection would be integrated with the new University-wide
open-access institutional repository DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at
Harvard) in Cambridge, said Amy Brand at the Harvard Office for Scholarly
Communication. Plans call for DASH to use the Countway mechanism for
deposits to PubMed Central....