The Rectorate of Bielefeld University has officially adopted an OA policy
based on the Berlin Declaration (October 2003)
and the Berlin 3
Open Access recommendations (Southhamption, March 2005).
spirit of these declarations the Rectorate of Bielefeld University:
1. Strongly requests the scientific authors of the University to deposit
a copy of all published and refereed articles in the e-Scholarship
Repository of the University, if there are no legal objections by
publishers. The University acknowledges that a significant percentage
of publishers support already institutional self-archiving
actions by their authors.
2. Encourages and supports scientific
authors of the University to publish in Open Access journals.
The upcoming e-Scholarship Repository will be a new server to be set up
in addition to the already existing Institutional Repository (BieSOn,
) Bielefeld, 7 June 2005
Added by: Dr. Norbert Lossau (CIO Scholarly Information / Library Director) norbert.lossau AT uni-bielefeld.de on 08 Jun 2005