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SPARC Institutional Repository Checklist & Resource Guide: Raym Crowe (fwd) Stevan Harnad 01 Feb 2003 01:28 UTC

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Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 13:13:46 -0500
From: Peter Suber <>
Subject: SPARC Institutional Repository Checklist & Resource Guide: Raym Crowe

SPARC has published the comprehensive SPARC Institutional Repository
Checklist & Resource Guide, by Raym Crowe.

>From the Introduction: "Institutional repositories contribute as a
logical extension of a university's core mission and as a channel
through which to increase institutional visibility. However, they can
achieve far greater results in synergy with a network of interoperable
open access repositories. Further, they build on a growing grassroots
faculty practice of self-posting research online....Moreover, they can
be introduced by reallocating existing resources, usually without
extensive technical development....In sum, institutional repositories
offer a strategic response to systemic problems in the existing
scholarly journal system --and the response can be applied immediately,
reaping both short-term and ongoing benefits for universities and their
faculty and advancing the positive transformation of scholarly
communication over the long term."

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by Peter Suber at 5:31 PM.

NOTE: A complete archive of the ongoing discussion of providing open
access to the peer-reviewed research literature online is available at
the American Scientist September Forum (98 & 99 & 00 & 01 & 02):

Discussion can be posted to:

See also the Budapest Open Access Initiative:

the Free Online Scholarship Movement:

the SPARC position paper on institutional repositories:

the OAI site:

and the free OAI institutional archiving software site: