David Brian Holt and Whitney P. Alexander, both of Santa Clara University School of Law, have posted slides of their presentation entitled Moving your student law journals towards an open-access publishing model, given at CALICon 2012: The Conference for Law School Computing, held 21-23 June 2012 at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, USA.
Here is the abstract:
This session discusses the trend among law schools towards an open access publishing model for both faculty scholarship and student law reviews. Included in this discussion is a brief overview of the Durham Statement on open access legal publishing and the advantages for law schools who move to this publishing model (including improved accessibility and access and even increased citation rates). Additionally, this session includes how to promote an institutional repository within a law school and how to develop relationships with faculty and other stakeholders to acquire content. Finally, this session discusses the successes and problems at Santa Clara Law which recently moved all three of their student law reviews to an open access publishing model using Digital Commons from BePress.