University of Ottawa has announced the launch of a comprehensive Open Access program. Below is an excerpt from the news release at:

*OTTAWA, December 8, 2009* — The University of Ottawa is the first Canadian university to adopt a comprehensive open access program that supports free and unrestricted access to scholarly research.

The University’s new program includes:

  • a commitment to make the University’s scholarly publications available online at no charge through the University’s repository, uO Research;
  • an author fund to help researchers defray open access fees charged by publishers;
  • a fund to support the creation of digital educational materials organized as courses and available to everyone online at no charge ;
  • support for the University of Ottawa Press’s commitment to publishing a collection of open access books; and
  • a research grant to support further research on the open access movement.

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