The University of Florida and Elsevier have entered into a partnership to build links between the institutional repository and ScienceDirect, which has received quite a bit of criticism in recent weeks.I have found it useful to try to understand the different sides of what seems to me to be a debate about how best to utilize the increasingly mature infrastructure and programmatic capacity for scholarly communications.
A pilot between Elsevier and the University of Florida suggests solutions for long-running failings of institutional repositories.
A long, thoughtful essay by a UK academic contemplating open access merits attention, for obvious and subtle reasons.
How a publisher study of institutional repositories is used against those who created it.
Retracted papers continue to persist on public websites, in institutional repositories and personal libraries years after they are formally retracted. What can be done to help correct the scientific record?
Even when a paper is retracted, free copies of articles still persist in institutional repositories and public websites. Authority for the accuracy of scientific record must keep pace with open access. Fortunately there is a solution.
A report by the AAUP outlines the business models available to university presses and makes a case for ongoing subsidies by parent institutions.
Should institutional open access repositories be run like journals?
Free online books may increase discovery, but may not translate into increased sales or citations, a new study reports.
Outdated and arbitrary e-filing policies create lengthy access embargoes to university research.
A new article suggests that institutional self-archiving mandates may benefit authors . . . if you ignore some inconsistent and inconvenient results.
With an outdated view of information technology, institutional repositories are missing an opportunity to cut costs while they fulfill their missions.