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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Report on Rome meeting on IRs and OA

Elena Giglia, Institutional Archives for Research: Experiences and Projects in Open Access, Library Hi-Tech News, 24, 2 (2007) pp. 6–8.  Only this abstract is free online, at least so far:

Purpose – To share an important national meeting in Italy that provided an international overview of the Open Access movement to date and how progressive the European commitments have been in mandating OA publishing profiles, and more comprehensively how OA is being practiced in Italy.

Design/methodology/approach – A summary of the main points of the meeting.

Findings – This Congress included the major themes that brought together the research communities, the libraries and librarians, the scholarly publishing enterprises and highlighted the technologies in place to make OA a viable solution to the scholarly communication problems that currently exist.

Originality/value – By reviewing OA strategies and initiatives in place around the world at different institutions in different countries it is clear that there are ways to lay this groundwork so that long-term success can be achieved. Lessons learned and best practices in place lead to more articulate and comprehensive ways to approach the ongoing problems to ensure that widespread adoption is close in Italy.

PS:  The “important national meeting in Italy” was Institutional archives for research: experiences and projects in Open Access (Rome, November 30 - December 1, 2006).