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Developing a model for e-prints and open access journal content in UK further and higher education

Swan, Alma, Needham, Paul, Probets, Steve, Muir, Adrienne, Oppenheim, Charles, O’Brien, Ann, Hardy, Rachel, Rowland, Fytton and Brown, Sheridan (2005) Developing a model for e-prints and open access journal content in UK further and higher education Learned Publishing, 18, (1), pp. 25-40.

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A study carried out for the UK Joint Information Systems Committee examined models for the provision of access to material in institutional and subject-based archives and in open access journals. Their relative merits were considered, addressing not only technical concerns but also how e-print provision (by authors) can be achieved – an essential factor for an effective e-print delivery service (for users). A "harvesting" model is recommended, where the metadata of articles deposited in distributed archives are harvested, stored and enhanced by a national service. This model has major advantages over the alternatives of a national centralized service or a completely decentralized one. Options for the implementation of a service based on the harvesting model are presented.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: JISC Study on central vs. distributed archiving
Keywords: open access, eprints, self-archiving, institutional repositories, distributed archiving, open archives initiative
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 261000
PURE UUID: 171e7409-b0ad-4ac7-99a5-7306260d162b

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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:06

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Author: Alma Swan
Author: Paul Needham
Author: Steve Probets
Author: Adrienne Muir
Author: Charles Oppenheim
Author: Ann O’Brien
Author: Rachel Hardy
Author: Fytton Rowland
Author: Sheridan Brown

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