November 25, 2020

New Zealand: University of Waikato is First University in NZ to Approve Open Access Mandate

From the University:

The University of Waikato has become the first university in New Zealand to approve a mandate around open access to academics’ publications.

The Open Access Mandate Guidelines were approved this month by the University of Waikato’s Academic Board. Under the guidelines, academic staff can disseminate their research as widely as possible, bringing research results out from behind the subscription paywall to be accessed by all.

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University of Waikato faculty are encouraged to deposit the full text of their peer-reviewed academic publications into the University’s digital repository, Research Commons [powered by DSpace] Research Commons has been increasing the visibility and impact of the University’s research activities by making journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, theses and other research work available open access since 2007.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Full Text of University of Waikato Open Access Guidelines (PDF)

Learn More About OA at the University of Waikato

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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