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

From: (wrong string) édon Jean-Claude <jean.claude.guedon_at_UMONTREAL.CA>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 07:31:52 -0400

This may be true, Les, but, to my mind, this is not very significant.

I have never bought the argument of limited resources which would force us all into the same mold. This said, I am glad that something like SWORD is coming along. While I serenely accept a certain degree of overlap and duplication, if only because it also provides a degree of extra robustness, I also like decreasing waste where possible, doable and significant

-----Original Message-----
American Scientist Open Access Forum on behalf of Leslie Carr
Mon 7/28/2008 10:50 PM
On 27 Jul 2008, at 22:59, Guédon Jean-Claude wrote:

> Like the Green and Gold road, IR and CR are not in competition.
Like Green and Gold, IR and CR offer multiple pathways to Open Access
and so in that sense they ARE NOT in competition.

Unlike Green and Gold, IR and CR lead to OVERLAPPING and DUPLICATED
activity and so they most certainly ARE causing competition of limited
resources (time, attention, patience).

However, the SWORD protocol for automated deposits offers a technical
solution that reduces that element of pragmatic competition. What is
needed is the political will to adopt these solutions.
Received on Tue Jul 29 2008 - 15:23:51 BST

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