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Re: Green gold?

When we asked librarians about the impact of repositories on their subscriptions (http://www.alpsp.org/publications/pub12.htm), one of the interesting points was that 61% were unable to identify what journal content was also freely available online in repositories, and 69% have no plans to put in place any system that would enable them to do that


Sally Morris, Chief Executive
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Email: sally.morris@alpsp.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Feinman" <RFeinman@downstate.edu>
To: <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 10:53 PM
Subject: Green gold?

The barrier to self-archiving is not inertia. It is the perception that once archived, nobody will know where to find the paper. On the other hand, if it were standard practice to include the address of the self-archived paper in the PubMed citation or if the URL were part of the format for references in journal articles, this might be a good thing, no? Some journals do include this but I have never attended to whether and under what conditions journals do this. It seems, also, that authors who had commitment to the overall problem of access might choose to publish in journals that had the policy of including this information in their reference format. That way, people would have real access to the authors self-archived form and could decide if they needed a valude-added version.

Richard D. Feinman, Co-editor-in-chief

Nutrition & Metabolism ( http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com /home )

Brian Simboli <brs4@lehigh.edu>
Sent by: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
07/18/06 07:11 PM


A question that I posed to another listserv, but that might be
germane to soaf and liblicense.

Is there is an OA movement, akin to the "green rights movement"
with respect to journals, to beseech publishers to allow authors
to post a copy of their monographs on the web? If not, why
hasn't this been an emphasis?

The difference here would be that green rights are rights to
self-archive some version of already publisher-published ejournal
articles, whereas this would be a case of authors gaining rights
to publish electronically monographs that are sometimes available
from the publisher only in paper and sometimes also
electronically available.

Brian Simboli
Science Librarian
Lehigh University