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Open Access Fellow, Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Cambridge, MA

Wage/Salary: 15

Description: The Open Access Fellow's primary purpose is to facilitate deposits through the DASH workflow, Harvard's open-access repository. 

Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) is Harvard's open-access repository for scholarly articles written by Harvard faculty and scholars, and is managed by the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) within Harvard Library. DASH contains 38,000 works (and counting) that are freely available to the world. 

The Open Access Fellows program assists faculty and scholars with depositing their articles in DASH. Although much of the work can be done independently, each Fellow is required to spend two hours each week (at a regularly scheduled time) working in the OSC office under the supervision of the Repository Manager. Open Access Fellows gain valuable experience in the world of open access and help the OSC bring Harvard scholarship to readers the world over. 

Primary duties include: 

  • Conduct bibliographic research 
  • Outreach to publishers and DASH authors
  • Troubleshoot DASH records
  • Facilitate deposits through the DASH workflows
  • Describe works in the repository by consistently providing thorough and accurate data entry
  • Participate in office hours and trainings 


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to stay focused and work efficiently at mundane tasks 


  • 10hr/week maximum 
  • Flexible schedule (work independently)
  • 2 hours per week must be worked in-house on a set schedule
  • Incumbent to begin on or around September 25th, 2017

Application Instructions:

Send resume and brief cover letter to: 

Colin B Lukens 
Repository Manager 
Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication 

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