OA Self-Archiving Policy: University of Southampton

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University of Southampton (UK*


Institution's/Department's OA Eprint Archives

[growth data] http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/ University of Southampton has adopted the ID/OA mandate (immediate deposit of postprint required; access to deposit should be set to OA immediately or as soon as possible). [growth data] http://ecrystals.chem.soton.ac.uk/ (Crystallographic Stracture Data and Reports)

Institution's/Department's OA Self-Archiving Policy

The University of Southampton is to make all its academic and scientific research output freely available. A decision by the University to provide core funding for its Institutional Repository establishes it as a central part of its research infrastructure, marking a new era for Open Access to academic research in the UK. Until now, the databases used by universities to collect and disseminate their research output have been funded on an experimental basis by JISC (the Joint Information Systems Committee). The University of Southampton is the first in the UK to announce that it is transitioning its repository from the status of an experiment to an integral part of the research infrastructure of the institution. Southampton established its repository (http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/) in 2002 as part of the JISC TARDis project (Targeting Academic Research for Deposit and Disclosure), to explore issues surrounding the Open Access paradigm. The repository provides a publications database with full text, multimedia and research data. The Southampton repository will now become a service of the University Library in partnership with the University's Information Systems Services and its School of Electronics and Computer Science (who host the JISC-funded software development team).

      The University of Southampton will require that all of its staff deposit, wherever practicable, all of the outputs resulting from their research in the "eprints@soton" institutional repository.

      Staff will also be encouraged to provide, wherever possible, open access to these deposited research outputs in a manner that is consistent with the policy of the publisher of the output.

Added by: Stevan Harnad (Professor of Cognitive Science University of Southampton) harnad AT ecs.soton.ac.uk on 04 Apr 2008