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Re: [BOAI] Re: Cliff Lynch on Institutional Archives
From: "Margaret H. Freeman" <freemamh AT lavc.edu>
On 3/16/03 9:15 AM, "Stevan Harnad" <harnad AT ecs.soton.ac.uk> ↵ wrote: > The bottom line is this: The free > Eprints.org software (for example) can be installed within a few days. It > can then be replicated to handle all the departmental or research group > archives a university wants, with minimal maintenance time or costs. The > rest is just down to self-archiving, which takes a few minutes for the > first paper, and even less time for subsequent papers (as the repeating > metadata -- author, institution, etc., can be "cloned" into each ↵ new > deposit template). An institution may wish to impose an institutional > "look" on all of its separate eprints archives; but apart from ↵ that, > they can be as autonomous and as distributed and as many as desired: > OAI-interoperability works locally just as well as it does globally. I'd like to ask Stevan Harnad what arrangements can be made for publishing faculty and independent scholars who don't have the kind of institutional connections like a major research university for making their work OAI accessible without having to create personal websites. Is there some distributed depository that is or could be made available to them? Margaret Freeman Emeritus Professor Los Angeles Valley College
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