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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Is SSOAR deterring deposits?

Klaus Graf argues that the Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR), now in beta, (1) requires CC or DIPP licenses and (2) recommends that authors use author addenda which wouldn't allow them to use CC or DIPP licenses.  He warns that if SSOAR is not more flexible, it will block rather than encourage deposits.  Read his argument in German or in Google's English.