Harvard adopts Open Access

The Chronicle reports that Harvard University enforces an Open Access policy for all publications made by the faculty. This is great, and a drastic step towards making research more publicly available.

We have an Open Access system at UiO (called DUO), but so far this is mainly used to publish master theses. I have tried to push for the option to upload other types of publications there too, and this is supposed to be possible now from the FRIDA system which we use to document all research activities. It would be great if UiO could adopt a similar strategy as Harvard, but this will probably take some time…

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Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.