Re: Archivangelism

From: Iain Stevenson <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 18:23:01 +0000

David, I understand but my point is would you be able to archive unless your
university provided and paid for the facility? Iain.

> Iain Stevenson wrote:
> >(a). Implicitly, the publication model of open-access and self-archiving
> >reflects the publishing culture of Anglo-American STM research, well-funded
> >with grants that include publication costs and I suspect also salaried
> >research assistantsa nd post-docs to do the leg-work in archiving. In the
> >tradition of social science and humanities research, typified by sole
> >researchers with smallish (or no) grants, self-archiving probably isn't
> easily achieved, unless the institution where the worker is based provides, staffs
> and pays for a self-archiving system. And where does that leave the
> self-funded independent scholar who is still a feature of many of the soft-sciences?
> I have to disagree. As a researcher in a humanities department, with limited
> grants, no salaried assistants and no postdocs, I've found no serious
> obstacles to self-archiving. The software (I have deposited papers in two different
> archives both of them running eprints) is easy to use, registration simple and clear,
> and the process of archiving a paper takes very little time.
> (I'm 'lucky' to work in the philosophy of science and cognitive science, both of
> which have eprints archives, but I'm presently agitating/archivangelising for my
> university to set up an institutional archive.)
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