That I know of, we have
three four groups of library faculty that have adopted declarations of one sort or another that promote more availability and openness for the content they produce, either work-related or professional/scholarly contributions:
- University of Calgary Academic Council of Libraries and Cultural Resources. IR deposit. (via)
- University of Oregon Library Faculty. IR Deposit, CC license. (via)
- The University of Michigan Library. CC license to materials such as "bibliographies, research guides, lesson plans, and technology tutorials." (via)
- Oregon State University Libraries. IR deposit. (Via Dorothea in the comments)
Now I have two questions:
- Are there any others I don't know about?
- What are the rest of us waiting for?
Librarians are big promoters of OA but I think sometimes we don't quite practice what we preach. An opportunity exists for us to show that we mean what we say -- that sharing and openness are the values we both promote and practice.
(Disclosure: There have been rumblings at MPOW about this, but nothing concrete yet. I'm also rather slowly depositing my own stuff in our institutional repository; I'll try and get something else in today. BTW, check out my spiffy new web site!)