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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

OCLC repository

OCLC has launched an institutional repository for its own research publications. From the web site: "What did we learn along the way?...It is easier to preserve one's copyright from the get-go, than to get it after-the-fact. Seeking permissions, even for older materials, was one of our hardest tasks. Nowadays OCLC Research's policy is that OCLC should retain copyright, secure archiving rights up-front, and publish in open-access friendly journals, whenever feasible." (Thanks to ResourceShelf.)