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Harvard University Unveils New OA License for Researchers

The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication introduced the voluntary Individual Open-Access License (IOAL), which all Harvard researchers can use regardless of whether they are faculty members—for example, they can be administrators, librarians, post-docs, or students. It gives everyone the same benefits: Harvard and authors both get non-exclusive rights. This means that authors have more rights to reuse their own works than would be given to them by standard publishers; they retain ownership and copyright. And Harvard can make the works available in its university OA repository.

The office notes, “The IOAL is a key step for Harvard staff and students who want to open their scholarly articles, and share them on the web, reuse them in publications, conferences, teaching, or other purposes.”

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