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[BOAI] Open Access, Almost-OA, OA Policies, and Institutional Repositories

From: "Richard Poynder" <richard.poynder AT>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 07:31:17 -0000

How many of the documents indexed in "open" repositories are in fact 
available, rather than on "dark deposit" or otherwise inaccessible. 


What is an Immediate-Deposit/Optional-Access (IDOA) mandate, and what is


How important is the so-called eprint request Button to the success of the
IDOA mandate, and how efficacious is the Button in allowing readers to
obtain copies of items held on dark deposit in repositories? 


I offer some thoughts on these and related matters in a document that can be
accessed here:



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