Taking Back the Fruits of Our Labor: Leading the Way to Open Access in Helsinki

In late May of this year, the University of Helsinki signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, agreeing to support open access to University research.  Beginning January 1, 2010, researchers at the University are required to deposit copies of their articles in an open repository at the University.  The repositories were created and continue to be maintained by the University libraries using Dspace open source repository software.