Answered By: Vika Zafrin
Last Updated: May 12, 2015     Views: 15

We do active collection development on our own. We may have found your work in an open-access subject repository such as PubMed Central or arXiv, or in an open-access journal. Or we may have found your CV online, and done some research to find out which of your publishers allow us to deposit your work (often after an embargo period).


We do this partly for your benefit, and partly for BU’s. We value your work, and it deserves to get as much recognition as possible; depositing it into OpenBU makes it more discoverable and accessible in the long term. In addition, BU has an active interest in collecting and preserving the institution’s intellectual and artistic output. OpenBU is a good venue for that.

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