Penn may form OA committee

This was alluded to in the Daily Pennsylvanian column which we linked to yesterday, but here’s official confirmation that the University of Pennsylvania may form a group to consider OA:

Minutes from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, September 23, 2009:

… [Vice Provost and Director of Libraries H. Carton Rogers] outlined various current models used for open access publishing, and the growing interest from the government and numerous universities in the open access movement. He suggested that the increased visibility and accessibility that comes with open access publishing benefits authors as well as readers and is a way to make the research and scholarship happening at Penn more widely available to the global community of scholars. Vice Provost for Research Steve Fluharty also announced that Provost Vincent Price would be interested in forming a faculty committee to address Open Access issues in the Penn context….