[aserl_coll_assess] FW: UNC Chapel Hill Library to Debut Open Access Pilot with SAGE Publishing
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:22:15 -0700 (PDT)
Sharing interesting news from our colleagues at Chapel Hill.


From: ASERL-Deans <aserl-deans-bounces+jburger=aserl.org [at] aserl-lists.org> 
On Behalf Of Westbrooks, Elaine Louise
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:18 PM
To: John Burger <jburger [at] aserl.org>
Cc: aserl-deans [at] aserl-lists.org
Subject: [aserl-deans] UNC Chapel Hill Library to Debut Open Access Pilot with 
SAGE Publishing

Dear Colleagues:

Happy Open Access Week! I am very pleased to share with you the news we 
announced today--that the University Libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill has entered 
into a pilot open access agreement with SAGE Publishing.

You can read about it at these links:

  *   Library to Debut Open Access Pilot with SAGE 
  *   SAGE announces new open access publishing agreement with UNC-Chapel Hill 
  *   "The Old Models Are Not Working:" A Librarian on the New Big 

Under the terms of the agreement, a portion of our subscription fees to SAGE in 
the coming year will underwrite the APCs for UNC-Chapel Hill authors to publish 
open access in SAGE journals. This will cover a minimum of 64 authors. We will 
also receive credits for authors who have grant or other outside funding, so 
the total number will be much higher.

In addition, the agreement will allow all UNC-Chapel Hill authors who publish 
in SAGE to deposit a copy of their article into the Carolina Digital 
Repository<https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/>. We hope to work with SAGE to automate 
that process.

We have been working hard on campus to raise awareness about the costs of 
scholarly publishing - a campaign we are calling "Sustainable 

Among our efforts have been town halls, liaison and other 1:1 outreach, 
presentations to faculty governance, and media, including a recent interview 
with the campus faculty/staff 
publication<https://sustainablescholarship.unc.edu/at-carolina/> and our 

Our stated goals are to make scholarship affordable, sustainable, open, and 
transparent - goals that I know I share with all of you. We will be monitoring 
uptake and the impact of this pilot very carefully and I will be glad to share 
our findings with you in the future.
Let me know if you have any questions.


Elaine L. Westbrooks
Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
203 Walter Royal Davis Library
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3900
t: 919.962.1301
library.unc.edu<http://library.unc.edu/>   |    

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