|University of Illinois
||All graduate students depositing a thesis or dissertation with the Graduate College will provide a copy to IDEALS for dissemination and long term preservation. The default option is to provide open access to the thesis/dissertation; the students do have an option to restrict access for a period of two years, at which point it reverts to open access. The access policy can be found on the Graduate College page.
||The Open Access policy only concerns graduate students' thesis or dissertation. It does not mention Faculty members' scholarly articles. It mentions, however, that the students are given the possibility to restrict access to their research for 2 years.
||The IUPUI Library Faculty is committed to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In keeping with that commitment, the IUPUI Library Faculty adopts the following policy: DEPOSIT MANDATE. To assist the University in providing open access to all scholarly articles published by the Library Faculty, each member is required to provide, immediately upon acceptance for publication, an electronic copy of the final version of each article at no charge to the appropriate representative of the IUPUI University Library Dean's Office in an appropriate format (such as PDF) specified by the Dean
||Similar to the Harvard Model: The policy is asking Faculty members to submit an electronic version of the final version of each article accepted for publication, at no cost, in an appropriate format (such as PDF). Different from the Harvard Model: This policy only concerns Library Faculty members. There is also no mention of the possibility for the access to the articles to be delayed.
|University of Maryland
||Since 2003, all graduate students (Masters and PhDs) at the University of Maryland College Park are required to deposit their thesis or dissertation electronically. All electronic theses and dissertations are made publicly available via DRUM (Digital Repository at the University of Maryland) but students have the option of restricting access to their research for either 1-year or 6-years.
||The Open Access policy only concerns graduate students' thesis or dissertation. It does not mention Faculty members' scholarly articles. It mentions, however, that the students are given the possibilty to restrict access to their research for either 1 year or 6 years.
||Each scholar grants to Rutgers University a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of his or her scholarly articles, in any medium, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit, solely for the purpose of providing and maintaining public access to them… Each scholar will provide, at no charge, an electronic copy of the author’s final version of each article, no later than the date of its publication, to the designated representative of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs... Open access at Rutgers showcases all university scholarship in one place, preserves access over time, allows authors to retain rights to their works, and ensures greater visibility and impact for Rutgers research worldwide. With this policy, Rutgers joins the ranks of premier research institutions which support open access, and responds to the call for increased public access to taxpayer-funded research. The Rutgers open access policy is for all Rutgers faculty and scholars, and applies mainly to scholarly articles (as the publisher allows). The policy will accommodate disciplinary differences, and focus on public access for readers and researchers. The policy will be prospective, and opt-outs and embargoes are accommodated for any article. Implementation planning is currently underway. Rutgers University Open Access Policy and SOAR (Scholarly Open Access at Rutgers).
||This policy is almost identical to the Harvard model. It even uses the same adjectives such as "nonexclusive", "irrevocable", "worldwide license", etc. It also mentions that the sscholars will provide the final version of their articles, at no charge. The policy insists on the impact open access can have on research (more visibility, preservation of access over time, authors retain rights to their works...). Instead of sending the articles to the Provost, Faculty members send them to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. There is no mention of the format the articles need to be sent in though.