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David Durden [Data Services Librarian] gave an overview of the Qualitative Data Repository [QDR]: the “first repository in the United States dedicated to storing and publishing digital data generated through qualitative… Continue


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UMD PACT members reviewed the first draft policy language that mirrors the recommended Harvard policy model. The final draft will be reviewed by the Office of General Counsel after which it will be taken to a series of discipline-specific meetings hosted by PACT across campus. 

Dan Mack [Associate Dean of Collections] updated the group on current trends in scholarly publishing including the effects of Nature’s “gold option” and leveraging the power of… Continue


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UMD PACT members welcomed Eric Olson from the Center for Open Science, a not-for-profit organization based in Virginia. Their aim is to support open science by providing access, to and… Continue


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The group reviewed a draft change proposal for its policy initiative: “Achieving Equitable, Sustainable Access to the University of Maryland’s Scholarship and Research”. It is now under review by the Office of General Counsel and will be used to guide discussions with stakeholders to build support. 

The group discussed whether the document was directed purely at faculty, rather than students… Continue


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Discussion centered on the most effective way to raise awareness by, and support from, both faculty/college and upper campus administration. The group will write a White Paper to include background and use cases as a next step; this will be used in discussions with the campus community and upper administration.

Group members also discussed the two distinct elements of their focus: licensing principles and enacting the Harvard model. Once a set of licensing principles is… Continue


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The group discussed the final draft of UMD’s Licensing Principles. The draft has now been posted to the UMD PACT website and is open for comment via an online form.


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Matthew Salter, Publisher, American Physical Society (APS) attended this online meeting to help PACT further explore issues from scholarly societies’ perspectives. 

The APS focuses on its community of researchers and scholars - their work and… Continue


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James Grossman, Executive Director, American Historical Association (AHA) attended this virtual meeting. Continue


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Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, and a Senior Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society attended this virtual meeting.

Peter began by summarizing Continue


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The group reviewed a draft document of UMD principles for scholarly publishing based on those of MIT. Discussion centered on the need for clarity regarding copyright and authors having discretion over where their work is deposited versus automatic deposit in, for example, DRUMContinue


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