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Green OA Self-Archiving Needs a Lobbying Organisation

Harnad, Stevan (2007) Green OA Self-Archiving Needs a Lobbying Organisation s.n.

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Some university libraries and administrations think OA is all about journal affordability, digital preservation, digital curation (IRs) and interoperability (OAI). Some OA publishers think OA is all about conversion to Gold OA and the funding of Gold OA fees (CERN, etc.). Some copyright reformers think OA is all about reforming copyright law. And some traditional publishers lobby against Green OA mandates (and sometimes also against Gold OA) as a threat to their industry. There exists no recognized theme associated with Green OA self-archiving, no Green OA-specific interest group that is invited to represent Green OA at OA events. Richard Poynder, Napoleon Miradon and others have mooted the idea of a Green OA lobby. Creating such a lobby would be an excellent and timely idea and an appropriate reflection of the European and American petitions demonstrating the growing worldwide support for mandating Green OA.

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Published date: May 2007
Keywords: open access, self-archiving, green OA, gold OA, institutional repositories, lobbying
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 263966
PURE UUID: 6f1f1d37-044f-4a5c-aa1c-19b41287123f

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Date deposited: 04 May 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:40

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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