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Saturday, March 15, 2008

U of Zurich implementing its OA mandate

The University of Zurich has seen slow growth in the rate of deposits to its institutional repository (ZORA, Zurich Open Repository and Archive), despite the OA mandate it adopted in July 2005.  But now it's taking steps to boost the rate significantly.  From Alexander Borbely's communication to Stevan Harnad:

The implementation of the mandate to deposit all UZH publications on the institutional server is under way.

ZORA currently has 2241 documents with 35% "legal" full-text papers. There has been a delay due to the change of platform.

For the academic report of 2008 all scientific publications of UZH will be harvested from ZORA and for this purpose an automated interface will be established....