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Open Access

Open access is a means of taking advantage of the global reach and relative inexpense of internet publishing to make peer-reviewed scholarly content freely available.

Open Access Task Force

Background on the Open Access Task Force 

Open Access Task Force and Initiatives: Timeline of Meetings with Faculty, Schools, and Departments

December 14, 2022: Presentation to USC Research Committee

October 11, 2022: Presentation to Rossier Faculty Council

October 5, 2022: Presentation to Dornsife Faculty Council

October 5, 2022: Presentation to Viterbi Faculty Council

September 22, 2022: Presentation to USC Libraries Faculty 

August 31, 2022: Meeting with Viterbi Leadership 

August 10, 2022: Presentation to Academic Senate Executive Board

May 12, 2022: OA Discussion with Dr. Peter Suber (Harvard) 

April 25, 2022: First Official OA Task Force Meeting

The OA Task Force are gathering support of OA initiatives which includes a letter to President Folt and Interim Provost Graddy.

We support the adoption of an Open Access Initiative at USC consisting of an open access repository, open access policy and open access fund. The open-access repository would serve as a digital repository where scholars can add their peer-reviewed articles (post-publication) for the public to access freely.

Sign onto the letter of support here (or feel free to adapt parts for your letter):

For questions and more information about the Open Access Task Force, feel free to contact using our emails below.

Julie Hopper,, Data Analyst, Office of Sustainability

Silvia Da Costa,, Director, Office of Research Initiatives & Facilities

Alyssa G. Resnick,, Associate Dean, Technical Services & Collection Development, USC Libraries

Melanee Vicedo,, Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Research Engagement, USC Libraries

Jennifer Dinalo,, Clinical Information Services Librarian