WHEN: Friday October 20th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM                                                WHERE: Stony Brook University Libraries


Presented by the Stony Brook University Center for Scholarly Communication

Contact: Darren.Chase@stonybrook.edu 631.632.9830


Workshop Overview

The session features a workshop that will explore the process of developing an institutional open access policy, and includes presentations and a panel featuring members of the SBU Center for Scholarly Communication and other engaged SUNY librarians and faculty.  Seating is limited!  The workshop will be live streamed and recorded.


  • Answering the question: “What is an open access policy and why do we need it?”
  • Identifying and reaching out to stakeholders
  • Researching model open access policies, and identifying the best fit for your institution
  • Resources, toolkits and communities
  • Make the case for the policy: How to present to senate committees and academic departments
  • Green and Gold: Promoting awareness of open access
  • Working with key collaborators and supporters
  • Addressing open access myths and assumptions
  • Pathways towards adoption of the policy
  • The institutional repository
  • OA policy mini-site: Managing the policy and facilitating article deposit
  • Contacting publishers
  • An open access policy for all SUNY



Cost is $10 and includes lunch.  Seating is limited!  Registration Form.  Deadline for registration is Monday, October 9 (or until all seats are booked).