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[BOAI] ERC Gets It Half Right: Do Deposit Immediately, But NOT Institution-Externally

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:45:21 -0500


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The European Research Council's new Green Open Access
Mandate<http://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/document/file/ERC_Open_Access_Guidelines-revised_2013.pdf>
has
got it half right.

*Yes,* deposit should be immediate, whether or not access to the deposit is
embargoed.

But, *No*, the deposit should not be institution-external but
*institutional*. (External exports can than be done automatically by the
institutional repository software.)

The reasons for this are strong, and many. Both the success of the ERC
mandate, and its harmonization with other funder and institutional mandates
are at stake.

See: BiorXiv: Deposit Institutionally,
Export-Centrally<http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/1070-BiorXiv-Deposit-Institutionally,-Export-Centrally.html>

It's not too late to fix this flaw in the ERC policy: I hope the drafters
will have the motivation and sense to fix this.

*Stevan Harnad*

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,ari=
al,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">The European Research 
Council&#39;s=
=A0</span><a 
href=3D"http://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/document/file=
/ERC_Open_Access_Guidelines-revised_2013.pdf" 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,51,102);=
font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">new 
Green Op=
en Access Mandate</a><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana=
,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">=A0has got it half 
right.=A0</s=
pan><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sa=
ns-serif;font-size:13px">
<br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-s=
erif;font-size:13px"><strong 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verda=
na,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">Yes,</strong><span style=3D"c=
olor:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size=
:13px">=A0deposit should be immediate, whether or not access to the 
deposit=
 is embargoed.</span><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,a=
rial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
<br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-s=
erif;font-size:13px"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana=
,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">But,=A0</span><strong style=3D"=
color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-siz=
e:13px">No</strong><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,a=
rial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">, the deposit should not be 
insti=
tution-external but=A0</span><em 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:v=
erdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">institutional</em><span s=
tyle=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;=
font-size:13px">. (External exports can than be done automatically by 
the i=
nstitutional repository software.)</span><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);f=
ont-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
<br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-s=
erif;font-size:13px"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana=
,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">The reasons for this are 
strong=
, and many. Both the success of the ERC mandate, and its harmonization with=
 other funder and institutional mandates are at stake.</span><br 
style=3D"c=
olor:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size=
:13px">
<br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-s=
erif;font-size:13px"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana=
,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">See:=A0</span><a 
href=3D"http:/=
/openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/1070-BiorXiv-Deposit-Institutio=
nally,-Export-Centrally.html" 
style=3D"color:rgb(0,51,102);font-family:verd=
ana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">BiorXiv: Deposit 
Institution=
ally, Export-Centrally</a><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verd=
ana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
<br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-s=
erif;font-size:13px"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana=
,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">It&#39;s not too late 
to fix th=
is flaw in the ERC policy: I hope the drafters will have the motivation and=
 sense to fix this.</span><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verd=
ana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
<br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-s=
erif;font-size:13px"><strong 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verda=
na,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">Stevan 
Harnad</strong><br></d=
iv>

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