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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Presentation on green and gold OA in Italian

Maria Cassella, Green Road e Gold Road: percorsi interagenti per l'Open Access, presented at Open Access, digital preservation e deposito legale: policy, progetti e servizi per la ricerca (Rome, May 8, 2008). English abstract:
Green Road and Gold Road are complementary strategies to Open Access as stated in the BOAI (2002). Presentation focuses on both Green Road and Gold Road most recent achievements.

First author discusses strategies and ideas to ingest content in IRs from mandates to economic incentives to new personalized features enriching repositories.

Following attention is drawn on OA journals and OA hybrid models.

Finally author discusses the idea that the two roads to Open Access will naturally overlap due to IT developments and researchersí needs. RIOJA, the University of California eScholarship Repository and the Lund Virtual Medical Journal are presented as experiments supporting the idea of Green Road and Gold Road as converging strategies to Open Access.