Towards Open Access Self Archiving Policies: A Case Study of COAR

Authors

  • Bijan Kumar Roy The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • Subal Chandra Biswas The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay University of Kalyani, Werst Bengal, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10227

Keywords:

Open Access Policy Framework, Open Access Policies, Open Access Repository, Open Access Interoperability, COAR Repositories

Abstract

This paper examines Open Access (OA) self archiving policies of different Open Access Repositories (OARs) affiliated to COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) as partner institutes. The process of scrutiny includes three major activities – selection of databases to consult; comparison and evaluation of Open Access policies of repositories listed in the selected databases and attached to COAR group; and critical examination of available self archiving policies of these OA repositories against a set of selected criteria. The above steps lead to reporting the following results: key findings have been identified and highlighted; common practices have been analyzed in relation to the focus of this paper; and a best practice benchmark has been suggested for popularizing and strengthening OARs as national research systems. This paper may help administrators, funding agencies, policy makers and professional librarians in devising institute-specific self archiving policies for their own organizations.

Author Biographies

Bijan Kumar Roy, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Department of Library and Information Science, Assistant Professor

 

Bijan Kumar Roy, M.Com, MLIS, PhD is Assistant Professor in Library and Information Science, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India. He started his career as full time JRF and later joined as Librarian in Government-aided College in 2009. His research interest includes open access, open source software, digital repository.

Subal Chandra Biswas, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Department of Library and Information Science, Professor

 

Subal Chandra Biswas, b. 1955, M.A. (Economics), MLIS, Ph.D. (Loughborough) has recently retired as Professor of LIS, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India. Recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship (UK), 1985-1989. He has an experience in teaching and research of more than three decades both at home and abroad. Research interests include information seeking, information retrieval, and public libraries. Has supervised more than a dozen doctoral theses.

 

Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, University of Kalyani, Werst Bengal, India

Department of Library and Information Science, Associate Professor

 

Parthasarathi Mukhopadhy, MLIS, PhD is Associate Professor in Library and Information Science, Kalyani University, Kalyani, West Bengal, India. His research interest includes Open Access resource organization, Open source applications in library organization and multilingual information retrieval. He is presently associated with two mega digital library projects in India namely National Digital Library Initiative and National Virtual Library Initiative.

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Published

2018-08-30

How to Cite

Roy, B. K., Biswas, S. C., & Mukhopadhyay, P. (2018). Towards Open Access Self Archiving Policies: A Case Study of COAR. LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries, 28(1), 1–33. https://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10227

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Received 2017-12-07
Published 2018-08-30