Frequently Asked Questions


What is Haverford Scholarship?

Haverford Scholarship is a repository for the publications created by Haverford faculty. Its aim is to expose this work, and to the extent possible, make it available via open access.

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What is Open Access?

Open Access (OA) makes scholarship freely available on the Internet. This international movement is increasingly recognized as valuable both to readers -- through provision of unfettered access to scholarly work -- as well as to authors, who benefit from the broadest possible dissemination of their work. For an excellent summary please see Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) web site http://www.sparc.arl.org.

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I'm a Haverford faculty member. How do I get involved?

If your publication is included in your annual professional activity form (PAF), your citations should be already included. You can also submit citations directly to . To learn whether a PDF of your publication can be included in Haverford Scholarship, please contact your subject librarian. For additional information, check out Open Access Week activities in the Library this fall (October 20-26, 2014).

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What kinds of publications are included in Haverford Scholarship?

Haverford Scholarship features citations to faculty publications dating back to 1986; full-text accompanies citations when possible. Featured works include books and book chapters, journal articles, conference proceedings, book reviews, scores, sound recordings, software, works of art, and scholarly web sites.

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How is the repository kept up to date?

Each summer the Office of the Provost provides the Libraries a file generated from faculty PAFs. The contents of this file are supplemented by reviews of faculty CVs, weekly alerts from the Web of Knowledge database, announcements in College publications, and direct notification from faculty regarding new publications.

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I'm a Haverford faculty member. Who should I notify about a forthcoming publication?

Please contact .

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Why do some citations include PDF files while others do not?

In cases where faculty authors have retained copyright to their work, or in cases where publisher policies permit, the published version of a paper will be made publicly available on Haverford Scholarship. Some publisher policies allow earlier versions of a faculty work to be published; in such cases the faculty author will determine whether this earlier version will be linked to the citation for their work. For more information contact your subject librarian and check out Open Access Week activities in the Library this fall (October 20-26, 2014).

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Who should be notified about technical difficulties or inaccuracies in citation information?

All questions and concerns should be sent to .

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