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[BOAI] Idea for ease of deposit, author participation in repositories
From: "Arif Jinha" <arif AT stratongina.net>
I have an idea to solve the problem of time management and ease of deposit, it ↵ is simple for the author, not sure how hard it is technically to set up. I'm a ↵ geek, but not that sort! Here's how it would work. 1. Have an email address that faculty simply send their paper to (cc admin ↵ assistants!) and where mandated this can be the simple instruction for what ↵ they must do to participate. 2. Have that email send an automated reply to get the rest of the data needed ↵ (author info, institution, any files not sent? that kind of thing). On the ↵ other end, have that data entered into the repository with the paper, perhaps ↵ there is an easy automated way to transfer this to online database (CSV?). 3. When its done send a link that allows the faculty person to correct any ↵ errors by online form, add any missing files, and approve the submission. They ↵ then feel happy to see it up there without having done that much work and will ↵ want to do it again. The charm of it is how simply it starts, and how the rest ↵ is initiated by e-mail reminder to completion. All this amounts to for us who are submitting is sending an email with an ↵ attachment(and not thinking any more about it until the next mail), replying to ↵ an email(and not thinking any more about it until the next mail), and checking ↵ over the submission to click approve. Done. Arif Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network
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