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Open Access Mandate

The Academic Council of Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary has adopted a mandate to deposit their scholarly output in PRISM: University of Calgary Digital Repository. The repository has been in place since March 2003 and currently provides access to a broad range of scholarly output, including a growing collection of full text university theses.

The text of the mandate is:

"As an active member of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary endorses the Budapest Open Access Initiative, the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing and the Berlin Declaration.

LCR academic staff members believe that the output of our scholarly activities should be as widely disseminated and openly available as possible. Our scholarly output includes but is not limited to journal articles, books and book chapters, presentations if substantial, conference papers and proceedings, and datasets.

Effective April 17, 2009, LCR academic staff commit to:

  • Deposit their scholarly output in PRISM: University of Calgary Digital Repository
  • Promote Open Access on campus and assist scholars in making their research openly available
  • Where possible, publish their research in an open-access journal

More information about PRISM
LCR draft submission guidelines (PDF)

For questions or comments contact:


Robert Tiessen
Books and Media Collection Development Librarian/Open Access Librarian
Collections and Technical Services
Libraries and Cultural Resources
MLB 402C
tiessen@ucalgary.ca
403-220-6043
403-284-2109 (fax)