Exploiting Locally-Created E-resources: OAI and E-prints [B8]


This session begins by describing moves in the world-wide academic community to develop Web access to scholarly publications, in particular the eprint archive initiative and the Open Archive Initiative (OAI). It then examines Strathclyde’s practical and organisational experiences to date in setting up an institution-based eprint archive, StrathPrints, and managing the organisational issues that such an archive involves. These include copyright and IPR issues, relationships with existing services, and, crucially, the attitudes of academic staff to the prospect of submitting material to an eprint archive.