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Ordering Institutional Repository Priorities vs. Breaking Through Open Doors

Harnad, Stevan (2013) Ordering Institutional Repository Priorities vs. Breaking Through Open Doors Journal of Librarianship & Scholarly Communication, 1, (4), Winter Issue

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All the evidence suggests that there is no point in just continuing to collect other kinds of contents into institutional repositories (IRs) in the hope that they will somehow lead to an Open Access (OA )mandate and compliance. The first and foremost priority of those who seek to fill IRs with their primary intended content should be to work toward the adoption of the Liège model mandate by their institutions as well as their funders and then to implement an effective monitoring system to ensure compliance: Alongside their refereed final drafts, authors should be asked to deposit the dated acceptance letter so as to verify immediate deposit (within, say, six weeks of acceptance). Evidence already suggests that compliance will be timely.

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Published date: 2013
Keywords: open access, institutional repositories, self-archiving, Green OA, mandates, embargoes
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Date deposited: 28 Sep 2013 13:57
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:32

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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