Christie Degener Invited to Open Access Task Force
Head of Resources Management Services Christie Degener has been invited to serve on the Open Access Task Force, a study committee comprised of 22 campus representatives charged with considering implications of an institutional rights-retention-with-opt-out policy. The group will also address an implementation plan of such a policy and present their findings to Faculty Council.
The project came by recommendation of the Administrative Board of the Library, the University Copyright Committee and the Faculty Executive Committee, and is expected to last one year.
According to the Task Force’s website, “The University Committee on Copyright proposes that the Faculty Executive Committee appoint a cross-campus faculty committee to consider an institutional rights-retention-with-opt-out policy. The University Committee on Copyright further offers to work with the Administrative Board of the Library and the Faculty Executive Committee to develop the slate of members for the committee.”
Degener was recommended by her colleagues and “recognized as someone who has an understanding of or interest in the implications of open access on the changing landscape of academic publishing,” according to her invitation from Chair of the Faculty and Director of the Parr Center for Ethics, Jan Boxill.
Learn more about the Open Access Task Force here.