OPEN ACCESS TOOLKIT

This toolkit is intended to provide AAHSL members with information concerning key issues and initiatives surrounding the process of scholarly communication.

Legislation and Policies
Copyright and Author Rights
PubMedCentral
Open Access Resources
Promotion of Open Access by Libraries

LEGISLATION AND POLICIES

NIH Public Access Policy (effective April 7, 2008)

The NIH Public Access Policy implements Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008). The law states:

The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.

NIH Public Access Website

NIH Policy-Related Sites of Interest

COPYRIGHT AND AUTHOR RIGHTS MANAGEMENT

Author Rights Management

Sample License Agreements

SPARC Author Rights Discussion Forum

SPARC-ARForum is a private and moderated venue for academic librarians to explore copyright and related issues in teaching and research – especially questions arising from the development of digital repositories and recent public access mandates. List membership is subject to approval and posts are moderated for appropriate topical content. Read more in our announcement.

To request membership in the SPARC Author Rights Forum, send any message to sparc-arforum-feed@arl.org.

PUBMED CENTRAL

Example of PubMed Central - Search strategy

# Search duke[ad]

# Search durham[ad] AND nc[ad] [note: UNC used “chapel hill”]

# Search 27710 [and other zip codes]

# Search #7 Field: All Fields, Limits: Publication Date from [insert your dates]

# Search duke[ad]

# Search durham[ad] AND nc[ad] [note: UNC used “chapel hill”]

# Search 27710 [and other zip codes used for institution]

# Search #27 AND free full text[sb] Field: All Fields, Limits: Publication Date from [insert your dates]

OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES

PROMOTION OF OPEN ACCESS BY LIBRARIES

Developing an Outreach Program

Sample Library Sites

 

 

 

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