In honor of Open Access Week 2010, TxETDA would like to challenge all Texas higher education institutions to register their institutional repositories and ETD policies into the Registry of Open Access Material Archiving Policies (ROARMAP). ROARMAP is a database of international scope that displays the links of institutions, repositories and policies that have either proposed or approved open access mandates (institutional, departmental, funder, thesis, or mulit-institutional). But, it is only as good as the data entered by the institution.
Let’s get Texas on the map by registering in ROARMAP! Currently ROARMAP has 65 thesis mandates registered and only 2 of those are from Texas (UNT and Texas A&M). Registration is simple and quick. Just follow the link from the ROARMAP homepage.
A similar challenge has been issued by University of Southampton/EPrints. Let Texas lead the charge by responding to this challenge.