Re: Author self-archiving and legacy retrodigitization

From: David Goodman <dgoodman_at_Princeton.EDU>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 22:31:04 -0400

The non-ornithologist may ask,
what is the connection of this to self-archiving?
If all those working and publishing in the subject
ensure that their material is self-archived OA, then those who assemble and
organize will be sure of having the material to assemble and organize.
The best of libraries can only work with the material they can obtain.
The primary responsibility is the researchers', and only then
the library. [And the publishers to distribute, if they can move quickly enough
and at efficient costs.]

This is a marvellous subject to start with,
doing just as the University of New Mexico Library does:
 for one or two already excellent places to assemble all this, in
their special subject,and then to have it widely mirrored.

May we have as good a library OA,
as the Natural History Museum does at Tring, but
for all the world to access==not only those who
can use The Walter Rothschild Ornithology library at Tring
33 miles north of London in the UK,
" from Monday to Thursday, 9:30 to 2:30"
to "to bona-fide researchers" who "...e-mail
in advance ...- proof of identity is required"
and <>

Dr. David Goodman
Associate Professor
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Long Island University
and formerly
Princeton University Library

----- Original Message -----
From: Johann van Reenen <jreenen_at_UNM.EDU>
Date: Monday, May 1, 2006 5:17 pm
Subject: Re: Author self-archiving and legacy retrodigitization

> Hi, At the University of New Mexico we committed to archive the
> journals in
> Ornithology globally, see:
> (SORA = Searchable Ornithological Research Archive and the name of
> a bird)
> All issues of the 7 most important North American ornithology
> journals are
> in the archive.
> We have recently been contacted by Dr David T Parkin for the UK
> ornithologyjournals and are working on Spanish language journals
> from Latin America.
> Thus far the University Libraries have donated the systems and
> other costs
> (except digitization) for this project.
> Our philosophy is that if each large academic library hosts a subject
> archive we have done much toward open access aims. We also have an
> activeDspace instance for other materials (we do not join herewith
> the discussion
> of what this should constitute - but let our users point the way or
> ways!).Cheers, Johann
> -----------------------------------------
> Johann van Reenen, Associate Professor,
> Assistant Dean for Research & Instruction Services
> University Libraries
> University of New Mexico
> Albuquerque, NM
> e-mail:
> phone: (505) 277-8310
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