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Open Access @ Pitt: OA @ Pitt: A Timeline

Here you can find out more about Open Access to research and how Pitt and people around the world are engaged in this movement to make high-quality scholarship more freely and widely available and usable.

OA @ Pitt: A Timeline

2000

2001

  • The PhilSci-Archive, a preprint server for scholarly literature in the philosophy of science, is created
  • Proposal issued for an electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) pilot project at the University of Pittsburgh

2002

2003

  • Swanson School of Engineering requires all Engineering ETDs to be submitted electronically
  • University Council of Graduate Studies (UCGS) approves having all Pitt ETDs submitted electronically starting with December 2004 graduation
  • Minority Health and Health Equity Archive and the Aphasiology Archive are created

2007

2008

2009

  • Faculty Senate Plenary Session on Open Access held
  • Pitt's open institutional repository, D-Scholarship@Pitt, is created
  • Pitt Open Access Task Force formed
  • The ULS OA journal publishing increases to 8 titles

2010

2011

2012

  • ULS E-Journal Publishing acquires Scholarly Exchange OA journal titles

2013

  • ULS E-Journal Publishing titles increase to 35
  • Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing Lunch and Learn talk series for library colleagues created

2014