Martin R. Kalfatovic
Associate Director, Libraries
Smithsonian Research Online (SRO) is a key tool in the Smithsonian’s goal to implement the White House’s “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research” mandate. A pan-Smithsonian team developed the Smithsonian Institution plan and draft Implementation Manual that will meet the requirement laid out by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The existing SRO platform (and associated digital repository) will serve as key components of the Smithsonian’s plan which will also use additional tools and resources being developed by the wider Association of Research Libraries and publishers community. The Smithsonian OSTP Plan was a cooperative response developed by Smithsonian Libraries, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Smithsonian researchers, the Office of General Counsel, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer, under the guidance of the Smithsonian’s Deputy Under Secretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support. This session will outline the interactions of the various portions of the draft plan and its manifestation in a non-university environment.