In April 2009, the Library Policy Committee and Center for Faculty Development and Excellence partnered to request that the Emory Faculty Council approve a motion to take a series of Open Access Conversations to faculty groups on campus, with the goal of developing an Open Access/Rights Retention Resolution for Emory. An Open Access/Rights Retention Resolution would make articles by Emory faculty freely accessible everywhere in the world through an Emory OA repository, thereby raising its visibility in the larger world and also providing an opportunity for furthering intellectual community at Emory.
The OA Conversations being conducted now and the feedback we get from them will form the basis of a policy which we hope will be user friendly and accessible to a wide variety of faculty. We also intend to attach a variety of ancillary recommendations that will make the OA repository at Emory a model for promoting the intellectual community at Emory, as well as being a spring board for other forms of faculty support.
More information on Emory’s OA Conversations can be found at http://guides.main.library.emory.edu/OA