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[BOAI] Eloy Rodrigues on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done?

From: "Richard Poynder" <richard.poynder AT>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:42:12 +0100

The sixth Q&A in a series exploring the current state of Open Access has
been published. On this occasion the questions are answered by Eloy
Rodrigues, Portuguese librarian and Director of the University of Minho’s
Documentation Services.


Who better to describe what Rodrigues has contributed to the cause than de
facto leader of the Open Access movement, Peter Suber? “Eloy Rodrigues led
the effort to adopt an OA mandate at the University of Minho in December
2004,” he explains. “The Minho policy was one of the first two OA mandates
anywhere, which makes Eloy one of the first among the effective OA advocates


Suber adds, “His influence has continued to grow over the years, for
example, as a leader in the Portugal Open Access Science Repository
(Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal or RCAAP) project, a
member of the European University Association Working Group on Open Access,
Chairman of the COAR Working Group on the Interoperability of Open Access
Repositories, and a participant in the 10th anniversary meeting of the
Budapest Open Access Initiative.”


Above all, Rodrigues’ work has shown that, when implemented correctly, Green
OA is the quickest and surest way for a university to make its research
freely available. This November the University of Minho’s institutional
repository (RepositóriUM) will be ten years old. During its lifetime the
number of items deposited in the repository (articles, conference papers,
working papers, theses and dissertations, etc.) has grown from a couple of
hundred to more than 23,000. Compliance with the University of Minho’s OA
mandate is currently approaching 70 percent.


But how does Rodrigues view the current state of OA, and what does he feel
still needs to be done? To find out, read the Q&A here:




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