[Irtalk] Publisher Open Access Embargoes and the Copy-Request Button - Open Access Archivangelism

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat May 24 17:19:56 SAST 2014

To derive the full benefit of the Frontiers in Innovation, Research,
Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act, it is now extremely important that all
universities and research institutions implement the faciltated
copy-request Button in their institutional repositories. (The repository
software as well as the Button are free for all.)

The Button ensures that even during a publisher embargo on Open Access (OA)
any researcher worldwide can immediately request and any author can
immediately provide a single copy of any embargoed deposit for research
purposes with just one extra click each — just as long as the author’s
final, peer-reviewed draft has been deposited in the repository immediately
upon acceptance for publication, rather than only after a publisher OA
embargo period has elapsed.

This is not OA. It is only “Almost-OA.” But the copy-request Button ensures
that the immediate-deposit does not lie fallow during any allowable OA
embargo period. And that’s what research and researchers need most.

For DSpace Repositories: *https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/RequestCopy
For EPrints Repositories : http://wiki.eprints.org/w/RequestEprint

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