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Open Access: posting and reuse. [what is predatory?]

September 23, 2015

There has been some recent discussion about what it means to be a predatory journal, and who suffers as a result of these unscrupulous behaviors. And, while publishers bask under the safety of the illusion of a free market, Institutional Repositories are criticized for posting the manuscript version of articles with proper citation but without the specific publisher’s unique requirements, even after a 12 month embargo.

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March 9, 2015

After reviewing the CrossRef and EZID fee structures with our Executive Team, we’ve decided to subscribe to EZID. A major factor in this choice is our recent commitment to minting DOIs for every record in ScholarWorks. 

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DOIs and ARKs: What Are They, and Why Use Them?

February 5, 2015

This year, we at Publication and Data Services have started looking into adding unique identifiers to the content in our digital collections, including ScholarWorks. Almost as soon as scholarly content began to be published online, there arose the problem of “reference rot”when links to online content no longer work.

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