Re: Central versus institutional self-archiving

From: Barbara Kirsop <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 22:02:05 +0000

    [Moderator's Note: This welcome initiative from Medlars-India
    provides a back-up central OAI-compliant archive for any biomedical
    researchers worldwide who do not yet have local OAI archives to
    self-archive in at their own institution. Such central back-ups
    mirrors and harvesters will become more numerous in the
    OAI-interoperable OA age -- as will, of course, the primary local
    institutional OAI archives that will be the main "feeders" to
    global OA. Local institutions are the direct primary providers of
    the journal article output itself, as well as the co-beneficiaries,
    with their own researchers, of the enhanced research impact that
    comes from making it OA by self-archiving it. But these central
    back-up archives will be a great help in hastening 100% OA. -- S.H.]

Stevan, FYI. Barbara

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Subject: [HIF-net at WHO] Open access archiving

> Dear Friends,
> We at the Indian MEDLARS Centre, New Delhi are in the process of launching
> an Open Archive of Biomedical Literature which would have free submission
> of papers from India as well international papers. This archive would be
> launched by end January 2005 or beginning of February 2005. We have
> developed and tested the prototype using EPrints software (developed by
> Southampton University). MeSH vocabulary terms have been incorporated into
> this (broad terms only). Once launched, this archive would definitely
> improve access to health information in developing countries. Our Centre
> also has a database of Indian biomedical journals (bibliographic) with
> full-text of 27 journals. This serves as a very important access point to
> Indian literature. The database is available at
> Naina Pandita
> [HIF-net at WHO profile: Naina Pandita is Technical Director of the Indian
> MEDLARS Centre, National Informatics Centre, New Delhi,India. She is
> interested in health/biomedical information especially digital resources
> and open access initiatives. The centre has developed a bibliographic
> database of peer reviewed Indian biomedical journals (IndMED) which is
> accessible free of cost from our site
> <>. <>]
> [Note from moderator. The message above is a response to a HIF-net message
> (Health information for all by 2015? 21) on 18 November 2004, from Subbiah
> Arunachalam, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, India; Leslie Chan,
> University of Toronto, Bioline International, Canada; Barbara Kirsop,
> Electronic Publishing Trust for Development, UK; and F. O. Okonofua,
> Editor, African Journal of Reproductive Health, Nigeria.]
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