“Snowball (verb)” UF “Snowball’s Chance in Hell”

Another faculty steps up for open access. This time it’s Stanford’s School of Education that has voted to deposit their scholarship in open access format.

The resolution has an opt-out provision, which it seems to me quite necessary for buy-in and for realism. But the school commits to making their faculty member’s research available through a university repository.

This kind of resolution, it seems to me, would have been unimaginable a few years ago. Now the effort’s paying off; it’s really snowballing.

photo courtesy of hyperboreal

About Barbara Fister

I'm an academic librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Like all librarians at our small, liberal arts institution I am involved in reference, collection development, and shared management of the library. My area of specialization is instruction, with research interests also in media literacy, popular literacy, publishing, and assessment.

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