Re: The OA Deposit-Fee Kerfuffle: APA's Not Responsible; NIH Is

From: Klaus Graf <klausgraf_at_GOOGLEMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 04:05:25 +0200

May I remember to the Berlin declaration which is defining what an OA
contribution is:

"Open access contributions must satisfy two conditions:

   1. [...]

   2. A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials,
including a copy of the permission as stated above, in an appropriate
standard electronic format is deposited (and thus published) in at
least one online repository using suitable technical standards (such
as the Open Archive definitions) that is supported and maintained by
an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or
other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access,
unrestricted distribution, inter operability, and LONG-TERM ARCHIVING"
(my emphasis).

Thus it is clear that preservation is an important issue for the OA
community including authors. Many humanities scholars are sceptic
against electronic publishing because in their view "true publishing"
is publishing on paper with long-term guarantee.

Dr. Klaus Graf, archivist at RWTH Aachen University
Received on Tue Jul 22 2008 - 04:37:13 BST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Dec 10 2010 - 19:49:22 GMT