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Oxford-University-Press/Oxford-University-Eprint-Archive Partnership

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Oct 4 20:07:22 EST 2003

The partnership is a splendid idea, but please note that there is no
logical or practical reason for University X to fill its Eprint Archives
solely or even primarily with University X articles published in
University X Press journals! The target content is of course University
X articles in *all* journals.

But Oxford is certainly no mere university X, nor is OUP any old journal
publisher! So this project is a timely and imaginative one -- as long as
it clearly projects beyond the kick-start OU/OUP partnership to the
self-archiving of all of OU research output!

Stevan Harnad

> from https://mx2.arl.org/Lists/SPARC-OAForum/Message/170.html
> Oxford University Press (OUP) partnership with Oxford University
> Library Services (OULS) in support of the national SHERPA project
> http://www.sherpa.ac.uk : OUP will provide OULS institutional eprint
> archive with online access to articles by Oxford University-based authors,
> available free of charge to researchers across the globe.
>     Frances Boyle (OULS): "Our first task is to set up a server with
>     the eprints.org software over the coming months. The collaboration
>     with OUP will enable us to populate the repository with quality
>     content. This initiative will kick-start the project and will
>     enable OULS to host a demonstrator system for the many interested
>     stakeholders at Oxford."

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