Open Access at the EUR
The Executive Board of the Erasmus University decided that as of January 1, 2011 all academic staff members of the Erasmus University are required to submit the Accepted Author Manuscript of “basically all publications” to RePub, the university’s repository. With this decision the Erasmus University became the first Dutch university with a mandated Green Road Open Access policy.
Open Access in EUR’s Strategy for 2014-2018
Erasmus university’s new strategic plan for the years 2014-2018 - Impact & Relevance - continues this policy, and re-confirms the pivotal role of the University Library. In addition it assigns a role to the Library in the construction and maintenance of a repository for research data. The strategic plan simply states that by 2018 the manuscripts of all published articles will be accessible via the university’s institutional repository. The library is expected to actively gather, catalogue and preserve all of the university’s (digital) output.