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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Which edition to self-archive?

In an InetBib posting, Klaus Graf asks (in German) which edition of their work scholars should archive when they don't have permission to deposit the publisher's PDF. Would it be too much work to ask scholars to add the final pagination to any edition they archive? What about making a two-layered PDF, with an image of the published text on the top layer and an OCR version of the text underneath for search engines to index? Will repositories even accept such two-layered PDF's? Do the best answers to these questions vary from discipline to discipline? Also see Graf's wiki contribution (in English) on these questions.