[OAI-general] OAIster terms/conditions

Peters, Dale peters at sub.uni-goettingen.de
Wed Sep 23 17:12:59 EDT 2009

An alternative to the systematic commercialisation of Open Access data is the
formal constitution of COAR: the Confederation of Open Access Repositories,
scheduled to take place in Open Access Week 2009.


Emerging as the sustainable outcome of the DRIVER infrastructure, COAR is a
community-driven approach, where institutions can determine how they want
their repositories to be deployed.  The action plan is directed towards
international organisational support for Open Access in research
infrastructures around the globe. 

COAR utilises the tremendous synergies emerging in higher education between
repositories, researchers and research funders to coordinate collaborative
networks in the vision of a global knowledge infrastructure.  

Once the legal and technical infrastructures for OA dissemination reach the
coverage and maturity that satisfies the researcher's data-sharing concerns
and matches the respect that WorldCat enjoys, third party service providers,
such as OCLC offer to OAIster, become equitable partners without questionable
terms and conditions.


Dr D Peters
Scientific Technical Manager DRIVER II
State and University Library of Goettingen
peters at sub.uni-goettingen.de
Tel:  +49 551 39 5242
Fax: +49 551 39 5222
Mobile:+49 (0)160 989 67663

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