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Thursday, March 11, 2004

Providing OA to articles about OA

I've just worked out an arrangement with dLIST and E-LIS, two OAI-compliant eprint archives for library and information science. They are willing to accept any articles on the topic of open access, as long as the copyright holder gives permission. So the next time I blog an article about OA that is not itself OA, I will link to my page appealing to the author to deposit the article and make it openly accessible. If other subject-oriented blogs and newsletters do the same for their subject areas, more authors will get the message: Publish anywhere you like, but at least deposit your articles in open-access archives! (PS: I thank Anita Coleman of dLIST and Antonella De Robbio of E-LIS for their rapid agreement on this plan.)