[Irtalk] Two Different Kinds of Open Access Buttons | Be openly accessible or be obscure
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 13:28:49 SAST 2013
The first kind of Open Access (OA) button is the “request eprint” button,
built into EPrints institutional repository software (or, the request copy
button in DSpace software). This button has also been referred to as the
Fair Dealing Button, or the Fair Use Button.
Stevan Harnad has, especially since 1994, been a passionate advocate for
OA. He has also repeatedly pointed out the virtues of Green OA, preferably
via an Immediate-Deposit/Optional-Access mandate (ID/OA). This mandate is
based on the deposition of articles into freely-accessible institutional
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