Re: Publisher's requirements for links from published articles

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Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:11:14 -0400

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One important suggestion in this regard is to make the stored article
citable. A any academic institution with a good name can provide the
check needed to guarantee this status to any stored article. From
that point on, the link to the publisher, even if needed, loses
importance because the open nature of the article will steer users in
its direction. Of course, some persistent access means will also be

Jean-Claude Guédon

Le mardi 22 avril 2008 à 10:36 -0400, Stevan Harnad a écrit :
      On 22-Apr-08, at 10:12 AM,

            Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:24:29 -0700
            From: "Jeremy C. Shellhase" <jcs --

            We're working to include more of our
            faculty's published works in our instance of
            dspace, Humboldt Digital Scholar, and wanted
            to pose a couple questions about "best
            practices" in complying with some of the
            RoMEO green publishers requirements, before
            we got too far along in the work.

      SHERPA RoMEO "Green" is not quite the right category,
      because it means "BOTH postprint-Green AND
      preprint-Green" whereas what you should be covering is
      postprint-Green, whether or not the publisher also
      happens to be preprint-Green, and you should also look
      carefully at the preprint Greens, because many of them
      mean "postprint" (author's final refereed draft) even
      though they say "preprint" (unrefereed draft) wrongly
      thinking that "postprint" means publisher's PDF!

            Publishers frequently ask for a link back to
            their online presence with statements like:
            *         Must link to publisher version
            *         Must link to publisher version or
            journal home page
            *         Must link to APA journal home page
            We've looked in the metadata fields available
            and cannot really find a perfect place for
            this information and link.  Has anyone set a
            standard practice for this using metadata?

      There should be an "other locations" field in DSpace, as
      there is in EPrints. (If not, someone should quickly
      create/configure one.)

      That's the place to put the link to the publisher link.

            The other option is to include this
            information as a preliminary page added to
            the actual submission, embedding the
            information in the digital object itself.  If
            there are any other great ideas floating
            around, we'd sure like to hear.

      Yes, that's an option, and not bad as scholarly practice.
      But since it entails more work for the author, and since
      it's already like pulling teeth to get them to deposit,
      it's probably more efficient to use the "other locations"
      field in the IR interface.

            Publishers frequently state that "Publisher
            version cannot be used", allowing only the
            author's pre or post refereeing drafts.
             Well, as it turns out, many of the faculty
            that have time to consider archiving their
            legacy are emeritus or close to it and the
            publications they're interested in archiving
            no longer have a digital author's copy
            available.  We're stuck with how to proceed,
            if indeed we can.  Does scanning and OCRing a
            printed copy of an article satisfy this

      I agree completely with the previous reply by Shane Beers
      below: Just "repurpose" the PDF or scanned OCR.

      Stevan Harnad

            From: Shane Beers <sbeers -->

                  I've discussed this in past
                  dspace threads, but I'll mention
                  it again  
                  here. I frequently use a software
                  called ABBYY FineReader Pro
                  ), which allows one to import an
                  existing PDF and re-purpose the  
                  content. I've been thinking about
                  writing up a guide to using ABBYY
                  do this, but it's not difficult
                  to figure out, in my opinion.  
                  Essentially you take the content
                  and de-select things like page  
                  headers/footers/etc and create a
                  new PDF that uses the same
                  content, but does not contain any
                  publisher information. This  
                  successfully side-steps that
                  issue, in my not-a-lawyer point
                  of view.

Jean-Claude Guédon
Université de Montréal
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