Good Practices for University Open-Access Policies (External Resource)
Good Practices for University Open-Access Policies is a valuable resource for universities and funding organizations that want to implement open access policies.
Especially of use to funders would be the sections on Drafting a Policy and Filling the Repository, which covers incentives for authors to deposit their work themselves, as well as other methods, human and machine, for getting their work into the repository. As funders we want to incentivize behavior and not punish it. This section provides information to help funders educate researchers on the benefits of open access, the benefits of deposit in the repository, and the mechanics of the deposit process. The idea is to explain the policy, generate interest, alleviate concerns, and remove impediments to deposit.
It is written and edited by Stuart Shieber, Professor of Computer Science and the Faculty Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and Peter Suber,Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, and Senior Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.