The DRIVER Guidelines...shall provide orientation for managers of new repositories to define their local data-management policies, for managers of existing repositories to take steps towards improved services and for developers of repository platforms to add supportive functionalities in future versions....
Not conforming to all mandatory or recommended characteristics of the guidelines does not necessarily mean that contents of a repository will not be harvested or aggregated. But, depending on the specific services offered through the DRIVER infrastructure, contents of these repositories might simply not be retrievable. A search service, for example, that promises to list only records that provide a fulltext link cannot process all contents of a repository that offers metadata-only records or obscures full-texts by authorization procedures. The guidelines shall help to differentiate between those records. The guidelines will, of course, not prescribe which records should be held in a local repository....
DRIVER will offer support to local repositories to implement the guidelines on an individual basis....
Peter Suber at 5/04/2007 02:09:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.