The University of Washington Faculty Senate has adopted a resolution on Open Access. The resolution:
- states the value of open access research and open access to published articles
- describes the UW’s institutional repository, ResearchWorks, which is hosted by the UW Libraries
- requests that the Provost direct the Vice Provost of Digital Initiatives, Dean of the University Libraries, to develop an Open Access policy to recommend to the University
The resolution says,
“…dissemination of academic research by deposit of authors’ copies of published articles in Open Access repositories … is associated with increases in the impact, visibility and use of that research”
Read the complete resolution here.