Re: EPrint Request Button

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 11:31:16 -0500

On 9-Feb-10, at 11:20 AM, J.W.T.Smith wrote:

> I have a couple of questions about the use of the EPrint Request
> button.
> 1. Does anyone use it to enable access to a copy of the final
> version of a publication where this is the only copy the author can
> supply?

Yes. In fact the author's final, refereed, revised, accepted draft is
the preferred version for deposit because the publisher's proprietary
PDF (the version-of-record) has more restrictions on it.

Optimizing OA Self-Archiving Mandates: What? Where? When? Why? How?

> 2. How do you (assuming you do) deal with the situation where an
> author has left the institution and no longer has a login that
> EPrints can recognise?

EPrints can recognize any login, institutional-internal or institution-

Authors should be encouraged to provide their forwarding logins and
also to export all their deposits to the repository of their new
institution too!

Stevan Harnad
Received on Tue Feb 09 2010 - 16:38:03 GMT

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