ongoing dissemination and reuse of content, there are opportunities to advance the research enterprise and share its fruits far more widely than has ever been possible. The NIH Public Access Policy is advancing PubMed Central’s repository services and together the policy and the repository infrastructure are beginning to demonstrate the value of new approaches to managing and sharing research results. However, a further suite of policy developments—at institutions and other organizations—will be required to allow the emergence of a next generation of linked repositories and services. The technology elements are largely already in place or relatively easy to develop. Creating the necessary environment for assigning limited copyrights to institutions will require a more complex and multi-faceted series of investments by a range of stakeholders, especially research institutions. Many of the most important next steps have now been clarified thanks to the ongoing implementation process for the NIH policy. What remains is to act on the ideas presented here. ARL will be working with member libraries on how best to move closer to the ideal repository environment, one that effectively incorporates the requirements of research funders as well as the interests of research institutions. 1 For more details on the PubMed Central ingest process, see “Submission Methods,” National Institutes of Health Public Access, 2 For descriptions of these programs, see “What are a journal’s options for depositing articles in PubMed Central?” in “PMC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs),” PubMed Central, For a list of participating journals, see “Journals That Submit All NIH-Funded Final Published Articles to PubMed Central,” National Institutes of Health Public Access, 3 See Ellen Duranceau and Ivy Anderson, “Author-Rights Language in Library Content Licenses” in this issue of RLI. To cite this article: Karla Hahn. “Achieving the Full Potential of Repository Deposit Policies.” Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 263 (April 2009): 24–32. rli/archive/rli263.shtml. RLI 263 32 Achieving the Full Potential of Repository Deposit Policies ( C O N T I N U E D ) APRIL 2009 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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