11 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 291 2017 they would volunteer for a SCWG project in the future, stating that they appreciated the way in which the working group conducted its work, and that the methods were effective. While the SCWG formed teams for its second-year projects before this feedback was received, the group will use the feedback to guide its future work. Second-Year (2017) Projects With so many project ideas gleaned from the initial open meeting, the SCWG had to defer several to the second year. The following projects are currently in progress. Open Access Policy Investigation Cornell University does not currently have an open access policy, although the Faculty Senate approved a resolution in 2005 encouraging faculty to refrain from submitting papers to or refereeing for journals with exorbitant subscriptions fees, to publish in open access (or at least reasonably priced) journals, to negotiate in order to retain copyright in their works, and to deposit preprints or postprints to disciplinary repositories or to an institutional repository. More recently (2014) the University Assembly passed a resolution to establish a committee to investigate the feasibility of an open access policy for Cornell, and the work of that committee is ongoing.11 While no members of the SCWG currently serve on this committee, recent changes to the administration of both Cornell University and the Cornell University Library presented an opportunity for SCWG to inform the next stages of this discussion. This project team is investigating the feasibility of providing library support for the kinds of open access policies currently implemented at peer institutions, with the intention of presenting library administrators with recommendations on a sustainable path forward.
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