January 21, 2022

“Librarians of the University of Washington Implement Open Access Policy

From the University of Washington Libraries:

As of September 1, 2017 Librarians at the University of Washington will publish their research guided by an Open Access Policy for UW Librarians. The new policy promotes the visibility and accessibility of their scholarly work and makes their research freely available to users.

The Association of Librarians of the University of Washington (ALUW) includes all persons employed as librarians by the University of Washington Libraries.

The policy, adopted in May 2017, was inspired by current University discussions regarding an Open Access Policy for UW faculty as well as the University Libraries mission “to advance intellectual discovery and enrich the quality of life by connecting people with knowledge.”

UW Librarians will deposit the final, accepted, post-peer-reviewed version of their research articles prior to final publisher formatting (“Accepted Author Manuscript” or “Author’s Final Version”) in the University’s institutional repository, ResearchWorks Archive. The Policy does not restrict where authors can or should publish, nor require anyone to pay article processing charges (APCs).

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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.