Campus Open Access Policies: The Harvard Experience and How to Get There

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…Successful repositories have sufficient backing from their libraries and their university administrations to make something work. I can’t make it any simpler than that. Without that support, the best repository-rat in the world will not succeed. With it, you don’t need an Einstein….

The forum offers an exploration of the motivations behind the Harvard policy, the groundwork invested in its creation, reactions and outcomes to date, and the broader implications of this historic step. Headlining the event is Stuart M. Shieber, professor of computer science at Harvard, director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society, faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the key architect of the policy.

We have several repositories:-

  1. UM Digital Repository setup and maintained by the Library; and
  2. DSpace@UM, the University of Malaya’s institutional repository maintained by the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology

Our friend, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository has been ranked 82nd in the Ranking Web of World Repositories: Top 300 Repositories. As of August 2008, UTM is the only repository from Malaysia in the ranking.

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