Duke and Open Access

It’s been noted that Duke Law School has a long history of leadership in this area, beginning with an online repository for its faculty’s scholarship (dating from 2005) and its journals made accessible online (starting back in 1997!), both of which well predate HLS’s vote on an opt-out Open Access policy last week. Prof. Richard Danner, the school’s law librarian, has a fine article on the open access topic. (Thanks to Paul Lomio at Stanford for the note.) Prof. Jessica Litman, of Michigan, also has an article on this topic, which I found extremely useful when preparing to discuss Open Access with the HLS faculty.