We wish to provide a policy and a technical infrastructure that permits Open Access to research within the arts and humanities. We believe that this will result in a number of advantages with respect to the electronic accessibility and visibility of the arts and humanities research area. The initial aim is to make Nordic research available through an Open Access online electronic full text archive. The archive will primarily contain research e-prints in the form of preprints, reprints, working papers, book chapters, conference reports, invited lecture manuscripts etc. The archive will be setup, maintained and promoted by Copenhagen University Library and consortium members. Submissions of electronic text material to the archive will be decentral and take place at the local individual researcher, or research group level.
Nordbib has graciously granted the project 287.000 DKK (May 2007), as part of its financing programme (Work Package 2: Focus area on Content and Accessibility).
The following goals will be attained by the proposed project:
Proof of concept of an Open Access arts and humanities e-print archive for Nordic research
An operational technical infrastructure facilitating Open Access to Nordic arts and humanities
A policy for an Open Access research e-print archive
A Nordic knowledge network for Open Access e-print archives
PS: Apparently the archive itself isn't yet online, but I'll blog the URL as soon as it's made available.
Peter Suber at 5/10/2007 11:10:00 AM.
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.