[OAI-eprints] The acquisition of open access research articles (fwd)
harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Aug 23 08:25:32 EDT 2006
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Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:16:50 +1000
From: Arthur Sale <ahjs AT ozemail.com.au>
To: AMERICAN-SCIENTIST-OPEN-ACCESS-FORUM AT LISTSERVER.SIGMAXI.ORG
Subject: The acquisition of open access research articles
Apologies for cross-posting.
I have just finalized and submitted a new paper to a journal on how authors
upload their papers in universities with mandatory deposit policies. Amongst
the significant findings is that by six months after publication date, >80%
of authors have already deposited. Also it seems to take 2-3 years for a
university mandatory policy to become fully institutionalized, though the
process is almost instant with departmental mandates. The data is drawn from
 my own university [University of Tasmania],  Queensland University of
Technology in Australia, and  the University of Southampton in the UK.
I've uploaded [the preprint] to the UTas ePrints repository at
http://eprints.comp.utas.edu.au:81/archive/00000375/ should you wish to read
it or refer others to it.
University of Tasmania
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Recent related papers by Prof. Arthur Sale:
Sale, Arthur (2006) Researchers and institutional repositories,
in Jacobs, Neil, Eds. Open Access: Key Strategic, Technical and Economic
Aspects, chapter 9, pages 87-100. Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Limited.
Sale, Arthur (2006) Comparison of IR content
policies in Australia. First Monday 11(4).
Sale, Arthur (2006) The impact of mandatory
policies on ETD acquisition. D-Lib Magazine 12(4).
Sale, Arthur (2006) Generic Risk Analysis - Open Access for your
institution. Technical Report, School of Computing, University of
Sale, (2006) Maximizing the research impact of your publications.
Technical Report, School of Computing, University of Tasmania.
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