The Colorado State University Libraries, under the guidance of the CSU Faculty Council Committee on Libraries, has allocated $45,000 to support the Open Access Research & Scholarship (OARS) Fund for the 2014-2015 academic year.
The goals of the OARS fund are to:
Support CSU authors in choosing an open access venue for their work that supports their needs.
Reduce total costs for publishing in open access (OA) journals.
Encourage submission and reduce barriers to open access publishing as a scholarly communications option.
Collect data that can be used to measure effectiveness and fiscal impacts of new models of support for faculty research.