June 2014

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I. Ongoing Work

PEOPLE HOAP welcomes Nicole Contaxis as a 2014 Summer Intern.

OPEN ACCESS TRACKING PROJECT (OATP) Peter and HOAP research assistant Andrea Bernard continue to update and manage the Open Access Tracking Project.

OPEN ACCESS DIRECTORY (OAD) Peter, HOAP research assistant Andrea Bernard, and HOAP summer intern Nicole Contaxis continue to update and expand the Open Access Directory.

SOCIETIES AND OPEN ACCESS RESEARCH (SOAR) Peter, Caroline Sutton, and HOAP research assistant Amanda Page continue to update and expand their catalog of open-access journals published by scholarly societies.

II. Events

MEETINGS AND TALKS Peter Suber and Kyle Courtney spoke to the Harvard Alumni Association on June 11. Peter spoke on Harvard’s open-access policies and Kyle spoke on Harvard’s copyright advising system.

III. Work with Other Institutions

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) adopted a Harvard-style OA policy on July 1, 2014. The unofficial announcement gives credit to the HOAP guide to good practices for university OA policies. This is the first Harvard-style policy in the Arab world.

The Bouchout Declaration for Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management was released on June 12, 2014. The Harvard Open Access Project is a signatory, and Peter Suber was quoted in the press release.

CONSULTATIONS Confidential. Peter began consulting with the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology on an OA policy for its Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science and Technology. Confidential. Peter began consulting with the Olin College of Engineering about an OA policy. Confidential. Peter began consulting with the University of Massachusetts Medical School about turning its 2012 OA resolution into a firm OA policy.

IV. Technical Developments

TAGTEAM PROGRESS HOAP developed TagTeam 1.0 in 2011-2012, and launched version 1.5.2 on April 10, 2014.

HOAP's primary objective in developing TagTeam is to enhance the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), which moved to TagTeam in September 2012. However, HOAP is developing TagTeam as a general-purpose tool useful for social-tagging projects on any topic. The development is funded by the Harvard Library Lab.

V. Related Resources HOAP Wiki Guide to good practices for university open-access policies (first released on October 17, 2012; last updated on October 21, 2013) To obtain a print version of the good-practices guide, please send mailing information to Adam Holland. An interactive PDF can be found here. Open Access (MIT Press, 2012), updates and supplements Open Access Directory Open Access Tracking Project Societies and Open Access Research TagTeam