[Open-access] [open-science] OKF at Open Repositories 2014

Daniel Mietchen daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 6 17:10:03 UTC 2013

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> ?? Why does it have to be a local institutional repo? This religious
> insistence on Universities at the centre has held us back. I use to work for
> Glaxo - where do I put my papers? Where do Cottagelabbers put them? The
> fewer outlets (> 1 but small) the better. Options include:
> * arXiv
> * EuropePMC
> * CKAN
> * Wikipedia
> and perhaps national libraries.
> ...
> Why should we base the future on a system that clearly isn't (yet) working.
> Given the choice of going to Wikipedia and
> theUniversityOfNowhereIHaveHeardOf where would people want to go?
Wikipedia won't like a mass upload of academic papers but there is
discussion to use Wikimedia Commons and/ or Wikisource this way,
though it's not yet clear what to do with supplementary files in
formats not allowed on those platforms (e.g. doc and xls).

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