The Faculty of the College at Old Westbury State University of New York is committed to an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity, and intercultural understanding. Old Westbury endeavors to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The College is committed to disseminating its research, scholarship and creative works, and has therefore created this Policy on Open Access. This document outlines policies and guidelines regarding the submission of content to the SUNY Old Westbury Digital Repository, including submission criteria and procedures, author and user rights, procedures for removing posted content, and administration of the Repository.
Hosted through a SUNY-wide platform, DSpace, the SUNY Old Westbury Digital Repository collects, preserves, and provides online access to selected scholarship produced at SUNY Old Westbury. Our repository contains special collections documents, faculty research, master’s theses, and faculty sponsored student research projects.
For each work voluntarily (opt-in) deposited in the institutional repository, the author grants to The College at Old Westbury, State University of New York, nonexclusive permission to make that article (research/artwork, etc.,) available for open access. The Old Westbury Library will make the work available to the public in an open access repository, adhering to all embargoes and restrictions by the primary academic publisher.
The Old Westbury Library will be responsible for resolving disputes concerning interpretation and application of the policy and recommending changes to the policy to the faculty. The Old Westbury Library provides the day-to-day services to assist the Old Westbury community to utilize the SUNY Old Westbury Digital Repository.
To best represent the spectrum of Old Westbury’s scholarly communications, the SUNY Old Westbury Digital Repository maintains an inclusive collection policy based on the principle of open access, which emphasizes broad electronic dissemination of scholarly works. Faculty of the OW community interested in submitting materials should review the policies and guidelines below prior to submission. Detailed submission criteria and procedures can be found under the “Submitting Work” tab of this LibGuide.
A. Content Type
The repository will not link out to content that exists on other websites or through subscription databases. However, when work is available on other repositories it may be acceptable to link to that content.
The following content is not permitted for submission/publication:
III. Author’s Rights & Responsibilities
IV. User’s Rights & Responsibilities
V. Administration of the Repository