RLI 269 ( C O N T I N U E D ) 4Strategies for Opening Up Content Additional Strategies Not included in this issue of RLI, but just as important to the scholarly system, are those strategies to open up content that result from funder mandates and public policy actions. Many funders mandate that researchers deposit publicly funded or research institution–funded work in digital repositories as a condition of receiving the grant. This helps to build the corpus of openly accessible research information. All institutions can examine the variety of ways in which content can best be opened up and made available to the larger community. ARL itself has begun the process to open up its older publications. Many titles were scanned through the Google Books Library Project. As a Google Books publishing partner, bibliographic data for ARL content has been exposed in Google Book Search and is now being made 100% viewable. ARL also recently used the HathiTrust permissions agreement to open up one of its own publications and will open more in the near future. As content formats and delivery have changed, so have the opportunities and strategies to increase content availability. This issue of RLI explores just a few of these means. Research institutions, libraries, and authors can examine their own circumstances and, working together, identify those strategies that have the best prospects to open up content that will result in a more open system of scholarship. To cite this article: Julia C. Blixrud. “Strategies for Opening Up Content: Laying the Groundwork for an Open System of Scholarship.” Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 269 (April 2010): 1–4. http://www.arl.org/resources/pubs/rli/archive/rli269.shtml. APRIL 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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