Research institutions and consortia are adopting methods to support open access repositories in the context of their licensing agreements with publishers. These agreements currently take the form of:
- Licensing language that allows authors and/or institutions to retain rights to deposit copies of publications in open access repositories
- Agreements with publishers for direct deposit into repositories (see also COAR Guidelines for Assessing Publisher Repository Services)
Completed Work and Publications
- Open Access Clauses in Publishers’ Licenses – Current State and Lessons Learned by the Open Access Agreements and Licenses Task Force, 2014
- A COAR Licensing Case Study – “National Licenses and Open Access in Germany” by Dr. Birgit Schmidt
Information about the former Open Access Agreements and Licenses Task Force is available here.