Open Access

April 18, 2011

We have recently noted that some journal publishers have sought to negotiate individually with universities and research institutes, seeking to increase embargo periods for authors depositing their articles (final version or pre-prints) into repositories, and requesting embargo periods that go beyond what is already stated in the publishers’ own policies. We strongly urge institutions not to enter into individual agreements with publishers that supersede the existing policies of the publisher or any previous licensing agreements.

April 14, 2012
March 01, 2007

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has formed a working group on Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) to develop a best practice statement that will support a new license-free mechanism for buying and selling electronic resources. The working group will build upon exploratory work already done by a group sponsored by SPARC, ARL, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

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