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Please register your OA Archive and your OA Policy Stevan Harnad 17 Jan 2005 21:12 UTC

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In preparation for the Berlin 3 international meeting on implementing
institutional Open Access Provision Policy in February in Southampton

it would be a great help if all institutions that already have OA
Archives would register them in the Registry of Institutional OA Archives

    Current listing of OA Archives Registry (250 archives)

    To register your own institutional OA archive(s)

This Registry will then chart the growth of your archive. (Please
make sure your metadata are picked up by

Up-to-date time charts on the growth of OA Archives and their contents
worldwide will provide an incentive to further instutions to create
their own.

If your institution (or department) also has an OA Provision
(Self-Archiving) Policy, please register it in the Registry of
Institutional OA Policies.

    Current listing of OA Policy Registry (9 institutions):

    To register your own institutional OA provision policy:

Policies (9 registered so far) are even more important than archives (250
registered so far) in order to ensure that the archives fill rapidly and
reliably with their institution's research article output.

Stevan Harnad
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UNIVERSITIES: If you have adopted or plan to adopt an institutional
policy of providing Open Access to your own research article output,
please describe your policy at:

    BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a suitable open-access
            journal whenever one exists.
    BOAI-1 ("green"): Otherwise, publish your article in a suitable
            toll-access journal and also self-archive it.