OAKList Database of Publisher Policies on Open Access

From: Paula Callan <p.callan_at_QUT.EDU.AU>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 22:22:17 -0400

OAKList is an online database of information about the copyright policies of
Australian publishers of scholarly journals: http://www.oaklist.qut.edu.au/

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Library is pleased to announce a
new simplified process for people wishing to contribute new information to
the OAKList database.

The database was established by the OAK Law Project in 2007 (under the
leadership of Professor Brian Fitzgerald) to supplement the information
about the copyright policies of European, American and International
publishers available from the indispensible SHERPA-RoMEO database in the UK.
 The goal was to create a database that could be populated with content and
maintained collaboratively, by institutional repository managers. The
Project was funded by the Australian Government (DEEWR)

When the Project concluded in November 2008, QUT Library agreed to take over
the management of OAKList for an additional seven months to extend the
coverage (i.e. the number of publishers covered by the database) and to
streamline the workflow for content contributors.

Now, anyone with information to contribute (about a publisher~Rs copyright
policy) can submit the information via a simple webform. The form can be
accessed via a link on the OAKList website. Current records can also be
updated with new information via an 'Update' form that can be accessed via a
link in each record.

New and updated records will be 'peer reviewed' by members of the Australian
Institutional Repository community (using guidelines drafted by legally
qualified project staff). The peer review process will be facilitated by
CAIRSS (CAUL ~V Australian Institutional Repository Support Service).

OAKList now contains policy information for 268 Australian publishers and
570+ Australian journals. An additional 300+ publishers have been contacted
and asked to supply information about their policies.

OAKList offers an API for integration into repository workflows and
interfaces with the SHERPA-RoMEO database and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access
Journals) making it a potential one stop-shop for Australian repository

For more information about OAKList, please contact Paula Callan
Received on Mon Jul 27 2009 - 10:11:05 BST

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