Green OA and the Interoperability of Institutional Repositories

« The increase of Open Access (OA), as a percentage of all peer-reviewed research articles, is not in dispute. There are even scientific studies on the rate of increase and its significance. Given the ascendency of OA, researchers and libraries must address some basic issues resulting from a movement that has no single, unified standard.

One major concern involves the Green OA model, which consists of self-archiving work into various open access repositories, like Cornell’s arXiv. These repositories have been developed independently, using a wide variety of IT systems and protocols. While many data providers are OAI-PMH compliant, the adherence to this protocol at the individual record level is inconsistent. (…) »