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Monday, July 28, 2008

More on the DINI interface to Sherpa/RoMEO

Frank Scholze, Internationalisation of information services for publishers' open access policies: the DINI multilingual integration layer, Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, July 28, 2008.  (Thanks to Michael Schwartz.) 

Abstract (provisional):  It is essential for the strategy of open access self-archiving that scientific authors are given comprehensive information on publisher copyright policies. DINI, the German Initiative for Networked Information, has developed a German (and potentially multilingual) interface to the English SHERPA / RoMEO service to provide additional information on German publishers' open access policies. As a next step, this interface was enhanced to an integration layer combining different sources on publisher copyright policies. This integration layer can be used in many different contexts. Together with the SHERPA / RoMEO team, DINI aims to build an international support structure for open access information.