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Otvoreni pristup znanstvenim informacijama– doprinos arhivista
Open access to scientific information – contribution of archivists

Author(s): Branka Molnar
Subject(s): Archiving, Library operations and management, Electronic information storage and retrieval
Published by: Arhiv Tuzlanskog kantona
Keywords: Open access; Ingelfingers rule; autoarchiving; repository, licenses; golden road; green road;

Summary/Abstract: Started with an Internet expansion in early 1990-s, Open Access (OA) is defined by BOAI (2002) as follows: “By “Open Access”, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.” Open Access can be implemented as “green road”, when authors publish in any journal and then self-archive a version of the article for free public use in repositories, or as “golden road”, when authors publish immediate in an open access journal. “Gratis” Open Access is no-cost online access, “libre” Open Access is gratis open access with some additional usage rights. As the holders, managers and keepers of cultural heritage, archivist support Open Access by providing their resources on the Internet and publishing theirs articles in repositories and OA journals.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 289-298
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian