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Wyoming Scholar’s Repository (WySR), is an initiative by the University of Wyoming Libraries to support our scholars and provide a Green Open Access solution. WySR ( disseminates a wide variety of scholarship, including faculty papers, student scholarship, conference proceedings, and journals. The Digital Collections office and the Scholarly Communication Librarian have been implementing and managing WySR by searching our purchased electronic materials, relying on the SHERPA/RoMEO database of publisher policies, and communicating with faculty to seek permissions to bring their scholarly publications into the repository. This presentation will discuss the differences among four colleges at the University of Wyoming: College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, and the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences with respect to the number of journal articles in the publisher PDF version (known as the version of record) that have been ingested into WySR. The workflow will be addressed in detail and includes copyrights and accession policies for deposit into WySR with SHERPA/RoMEO and a process of seeking permission from publishers to deposit the publisher PDF version on the author’s behalf. This workflow uncovered disciplinary differences with regard to Green Open Access and surrounding issues affecting the practices of self-archiving, copyrights, accession policies, faculty participation and the strategy for outreach to our colleagues across the academy.


Electronic Resources and Libraries 2015 Conference, Austin, Texas.

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