Friday, October 30, 2009

University of Salford to be Open Access University from 2010

20 October 2009

On Friday 16 October the University of Salford announced its policy of mandatory open access, bringing the worldwide tally of open access mandatory policies to 100. The policy will be implemented from January 2010. The policy will make research knowledge free and easily accessible to a world audience via the University of Salford Institutional Repository (USIR) portal.

In a recent keynote speech, Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Hall said, "Openly disseminated knowledge is good knowledge."

For the last two years the University has been implementing systems to enable the University's research active staff to deposit their findings and research into the repository. From January 2010, the University of Salford will officially be an Open Access University.

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