Lincoln University opens up access to research outputs

(30 July 2013) In a first for a New Zealand university, Lincoln University has implemented an open access policy, allowing staff and postgraduate students to make their research outputs including research data, teaching materials and public records, openly and freely accessible on the web.

The decision by Lincoln University to make content openly and freely available stems from the mindset that if public funding has supported the creation of an idea, research or other content, then it is reasonable and fair that it be made accessible to the public.

Content will be available through the Lincoln University Research Archive website  and the newly created Lincoln University Community Archive website, an online history of the people, events, and local community since the founding of the institution and its websites.

Read the announcement here: http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/News–Events/News/Current/Lincoln-University-opens-up-access-to-research-outputs/