Monday, March 30, 2009

Open Access Events - American and Columbia

The momentum for campus-wide action on open access is building. Tomorrow, I'll be speaking at American University Library's Digital Futures Forum. On April 8th, I'll be participating in one of Columbia University Library's series of programs on scholarly communication and open access. In a trying time for many, it's nice to see at least one trend that's positive!

New Position

I'm delighted to share the news that I'll be permanently joining the faculty at American University's Washington College of Law and will be the new director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP). The press release is here:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Harvard Kennedy School Goes Open Access

This is a very good week for open access. Perhaps there is something in the water in Cambridge, Mass. because now the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard also has adopted an open access mandate. Who's next?

MIT Open Access Policy

Big news at MIT. By unanimous faculty vote, MIT adopted the first University-wide OA mandate in the United States for faculty authors. The driving force for this initiative on the faculty was Hal Abelson, with whom I have the honor to serve on the CC Board. I've also had the pleasure of working with the Director Libraries and the MIT Press, Ann Wolpert on various projects, who also played a central role and who, I am sure, will enthusiastically implement the new policy. Congratulations MIT!