I know, I know, I’m always yakking about how CUNY needs an institutional repository to help faculty and others make their scholarly and creative works open access. But it’s not just me, and it’s not just about CUNY — here’s a broader, bolder statement from Peter Suber (Harvard) and the Darius Cuplinskas (Open Society Foundations):
Every institution of higher learning should ensure that peer-reviewed versions of all future scholarly articles by its faculty members are made open-access through a designated repository that captures the institution’s intellectual output.
“Every institution of higher learning.”
Read more at Open Access to Scientific Research Can Save Lives. (And yes, the article does give a fantastic concrete example of how open access can save lives.)
Of course, “Open access saves lives” is the flip side of “Closed access means people die.”