Swan/Carr and Bailey on Institutional Repositories and OA Mandates

From: Stevan Harnad <harnad_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 12:33:27 +0000

In the wake of the historic NIH Green OA Self-Archiving Mandate in the
US, here are two well-informed current articles on university repository
policy. Highly recommended:

Swan, Alma & Carr, Les (2008) Institutions, their repositories and the Web.
Serials Review. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14965/
    ABSTRACT: It will soon be rare for research-based institutions not
    to have a digital repository. The main reason for a repository is
    to maximise the visibility of the institution?s research outputs
    (provide Open Access), yet few contain a representative proportion
    of the research produced by their institutions. Repositories form
    one part of the institution?s web platform. An explicit, mandatory
    policy on the use of the repository for collecting outputs is
    needed in every institution so that the full research record is
    collected. Once full, a repository is a tool that enables senior
    management in research institutions to collate and assess research,
    to market their institution, to facilitate new forms of scholarship
    and to enable the tools that will produce new knowledge.

Bailey, Charles (2008) Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite
     A very quick introduction to key aspects of institutional
     repositories. Fosters further exploration of this topic through
     liberal use of relevant references to online documents and links
     to pertinent websites.
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