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Open Access Initiatives:

* Budapest Open Access Initiative (pdf)

*Wellcome Trust Position Statement in Support of Open Access (pdf)

Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, June 20,2003

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, October 22, 2003

UN World Summit on the Information Society Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action, December 12, 2003 - Document 1 Declaration of Principles - Document 2 Draft Action Plan

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Declaration on Access to Research Data From Public Funding, January 30, 2004,2340,en_2649_34487_25998799_1_1_1_1,00.html

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) released the IFLA Statement on Open Access to Scholarly Literature and Research Documentation, February 24, 2004

*Framing the Issue: Open Access. Association of Research Libraries (pdf)

Listing of Repositories

Institutional Archives Registry
Created by Tim Brody of Southampton University, this is a web site that lists
and dynamically graphs the amount of content of archives that:
(1) run GNU EPrints software, and/or
(2) archive open access research articles.

Core Metalist of Open Access Eprint Archives
Produced by Steve Hitchcock, Southampton University, U.K. This list
and its categorization gives a broad overview of the structure, size and
progress of full-text open access eprint archives.

List of Open-access Archive Lists
Maintained by Peter Suber, Earlham College, Indiana. This list captures
the most comprehensive lists available.

SPARC Institutional Repositories List
A select list of institutional repositories around the world. Includes
repositories that are institutional in scope and that contain multiple
document types. Thus, it excludes discipline-specific e-print servers and
university repositories that contain only theses and dissertations.

OAI compliant Open-source Software

GNU EPrints Archive Software
A software platform developed at the University of Southampton which
creates online digital document archives that can be "full-text" searched with enhanced
searching for names and dates.

A software platform developed and used at MIT that enables institutions
to capture and describe digital works using a submission workflow
module. The system enables these works to be archived and distributed
over the web through a search and retrieval system.


*A Guide to Institutional Repository Software (pdf)
*Supplementary table of functions (pdf)
A guide for selecting repository software commissioned by the Open Society Institute

Eprints Handbook
Developed by Les Carr of the University of Southampton. This comprehensive guide provides a step by step approach to setting up Eprints archive, workflow, submission, and metadata consistency. Supported by the Open Society Institute.

*SPARC Institutional Repository Checklist & Resource Guide (pdf)
Prepared by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coaliation, this is a practical guide that offers an overview of the major issues which institutions and consortia need to address in implementing an institutional repository.

SPARC Resources for Institutional Repositories

Open Society Institute, Guide to Business Planning for Converting a Subscription-based Journal to Open Access (pdf)

*Open Society Institute, Guide to Business Planning for Launching a New Open Access Journal (pdf)

Wellcome Trus: An Economic Analysis of Scientific Research Publishing

Well Trust: Cost and Business Model in Scientific Research Publishing


*India's march towards open access, Subbiah Arunachalam (pdf)
5 March 2004. SciDev.Net

Lynch, C. A. Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for
Scholarship in the Digital Age. Coalition for Networked Information,
ARL Bimonthly Report 226, February 2003.

Suber, Peter. “Removing the Barriers to Research: An Introduction to open access for
Librarians.” College & Research Libraries News, 64 (February) pp. 92-94, 113.

Case, Mary M. and Prudence S. Adler. “Promoting Open Access: Developing New
Strategies for Managing Copyright and Intellectual Property.”ARL Bimonthly Report, 220
(February 2002)

*The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper (pdf)


Create Change: A Resource for Faculty and Librarian Action to Reclaim Scholarly

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter edited by Peter Suber

Creative Commons

SciDev.Net 'quick guide' to scientific publishing.
An online guide that explores various approaches - including open access publishing, self-archiving, and differential pricing initiatives - of using the Internet to increase access to scientific information in the developing world.