Re: Convergent IR Deposit Mandates vs. Divergent CR Deposit Mandates

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 01:14:30 -0400

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Klaus Graf
<> wrote:

> It's pure arrogance to think that only authors at an institution
> should be privileged to deposit OA papers.

It certainly would be pure arrogance to think that, and no one is
thinking or proposing it.
> Freelance-scholars must have a disciplinary repository.

Not just one, but several, and they do, as you list below. 

The issue here is about how to integrate funder deposit mandates
and institutional deposit mandates by having them converge on
institutional IRs as the preferred means of deposit.

Unaffiliated authors by definition lack institutions, hence IRs.
So they cannot be mandated to deposit by institutions, and if
they are funded by NIH they can deposit directly in PMC or
can export from another CR. Nothing is at issue here for
institutionally unaffiliated authors.
> I have collected links to such
> repositories and the editors of the OAD have accepted the list.
> free to add more repositories at:

You also add holding-repositories such as the DEPOT.

> Some of these are not "Central Repositories" like Arxiv. Some are
> restricted on specific languages or regional provenance.
> These DR are without doubt important contributions to the OA
> community. We should support them.

By all means. And many other central harvesters and services that
will be developed on top of IRs and these CRs.

Stevan Harnad
Received on Sat Jul 26 2008 - 06:36:36 BST

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