The self-archiving sweepstakes

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed May 26 06:42:55 EST 2004



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Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 20:46:08 -0700
From: heatherm at eln.bc.ca
To: AMERICAN-SCIENTIST-OPEN-ACCESS-FORUM at LISTSERVER.SIGMAXI.ORG
Subject: Re: The self-archiving sweepstakes

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Stevan Harnad wrote:

> I think the pattern emerging is clear: The library community, pressed by
> its journal budget crisis, is far less interested in Open Access than in
> re-forming the journal publishing system. 

There are differences in approach within the library community. The
members of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, for example,
are actively involved in setting up institutional repositories, and
encouraging faculty members to self-archive. This is a relatively
new initative; many of the repositories are either quite new or under
development. Therefore, there isn't that much content - yet - but this
will grow!

cheers,

Heather Morrison

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    Moderator's Note:

    Canada is indeed in the vanguard in self-archiving, being now 3rd
    worldwide in the (reported) number of OA Eprint Archives with 17
    Archives: 
    http://archives.eprints.org/eprints.php?page=all&country=ca

    See:
    http://archives.eprints.org/eprints.php?action=browse

        Country

    * United States (54)
    * United Kingdom (26)
    * Canada (17)
    * Sweden (13)
    * Netherlands (12)
    * Italy (11)
    * France (11)
    * Germany (9)
    * Australia (8)
    * China (4)
    * Hungary (4)
    * Denmark (3)
    * Brazil (3)
    * South Africa (2)
    * Belgium (2)
    * Portugal (2)
    * Austria (2)
    * India (2)
    * Mexico (2)
    * Ireland (2)
    * Japan (2)
    * Switzerland (1)
    * Slovenia (1)
    * Finland (1)
    * Spain (1)
    * Israel (1)
    * Yugoslavia (1)
    * USA Government (1)
    * NA/Other (1)
    * Peru (1)
    * Norway (1)

    * TOTAL (201)

        Archive Type

    * Research Institutional or Departmental (106)
    * e-Theses (26)
    * Research Cross-Institution (26)
    * Demonstration (22)
    * Other (10)
    * e-Journal/Publication (9)
    * Database (2)

        Software

    * GNU EPrints v2 (111)
    * other (42)
    * DSpace (26)
    * GNU EPrints v1 (18)
    * ARNO (2)
    * DiVA (1)
    * CDSWare (1)




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