Repository: publication or archive?

From: Warburton, Lisa <lisa.warburton_at_NTU.AC.UK>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 15:02:23 +0100

Dear All

Here at NTU we are trying to sort out our repository policies
regarding submission, metadata etc and we've used the OpenDOAR policy
framework as a starting point.  What has caused considerable debate
is the statement found in the Data Policy "This repository is not the
publisher; it is merely the online archive."  Are we the only ones
who've struggled with this?  The EPrints FAQs(
ation)  on self-archiving quite strongly says that self deposit is
not publishing, but s175 of CDPA says, if I've interpreted it
correctly, that making copies available to the public by means of an
electronic retrieval system is publishing.  Your thoughts, decisions
and reasons for those decisions would be most welcome!

Many thanks,


Lisa Warburton

Copyright Advisor

Libraries and Learning Resources

Nottingham Trent University * The Dryden Centre * Dryden Street *
Nottingham * NG1 4FZ

Tel:  +44 (0) 115 8482653

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