[LINK] Australian government open access policy for research publishing?

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Dec 18 10:50:41 AEDT 2006

At 9:51 +1100 18/12/06, Tom Worthington wrote:
>ps: The endorsement of Professor Sale's proposal by the ACS set some 
>sort of record. ...

<snort> Such precipitate behaviour didn't happen in *my* time on ACS 
Council </snort>

(But mainly that's because I was last on Council before the Web existed).

Seriously though, I was delighted with one other aspect as well.

The push had originally referred to 'institutional repositories', but 
in such a manner that 'institution' meant 'university'.

In my response to Arthur (and I was another of possibly quite a few 
addiitonal signatories), I asked him to expand the expression to 
encompass non-university repositories.

I didn't have ACS's Digital Library in mind (because Tom's only 
invented that subsequently).  I was actually thinking of the many 
well-established disciplinary and domain-based collections.  (The 
university repositories, excellent idea though they are, actually 
appear to be the slowest growing).

My quick reading of the ARC policy is that the researcher can choose 
any open access repository, or indeed repositor*ies*.  That's 
excellent, because it avoids the bureaucracy (whether accidentally or 
on purpose) 'picking winners' within the open access community.

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