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Open Access Mandates and the "Fair Dealing" Button

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We describe the "Fair Dealing Button," a feature designed for authors who have deposited their papers in an Open Access Institutional Repository but have deposited them as "Closed Access" (meaning only the metadata are visible and retrievable, not the full eprint) rather than Open Access. The Button allows individual users to request and authors to provide a single eprint via semi-automated email. The purpose of the Button is to tide over research usage needs during any publisher embargo on Open Access and, more importantly, to make it possible for institutions to adopt the "Immediate-Deposit/Optional-Access" Mandate, without exceptions or opt-outs, instead of a mandate that allows delayed deposit or deposit waivers, depending on publisher permissions or embargoes (or no mandate at all). This is only "Almost-Open Access," but in facilitating exception-free immediate-deposit mandates it will accelerate the advent of universal Open Access.

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Sale, Arthur, Couture, Marc, Rodrigues, Eloy, Carr, Les and Harnad, Stevan (2014) Open Access Mandates and the "Fair Dealing" Button In, Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online (Rosemary J. Coombe & Darren Wershler, Eds.). University of Toronto Press

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Published date: 2014
Keywords: open access, eprints, fair dealing, fair use, deposit mandates, self-archiving, eprint requests, eprints software, publisher embargoes, closed access, almost open access, opt-outs, waivers, institutional repositories
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 268511
PURE UUID: af70f96c-3948-48e7-b287-8fe417534d19
ORCID for Les Carr: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Feb 2010 13:51
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:53

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Author: Arthur Sale
Author: Marc Couture
Author: Eloy Rodrigues
Author: Les Carr ORCID iD
Author: Stevan Harnad

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