House of Commons Science and Technology Committee
Published on 20 July 2004 by authority of the House of Commons
lundi 31 janvier 2005, par Collecte CND R.L
Whilst there are a number of measures that can be taken by publishers, libraries and academics to improve the provision of scientific publications, a Government strategy is urgently needed.
This Report recommends that all UK higher education institutions establish institutional repositories on which their published output can be stored and from which it can be read, free of charge, online.
It also recommends that Research Councils and other Government funders mandate their funded researchers to deposit a copy of all of their articles in this way.
The Government will need to appoint a central body to oversee the implementation of the repositories ; to help with networking ; and to ensure compliance with the technical standards needed to provide maximum functionality. Set-up and running costs are relatively low, making institutional repositories a cost-effective way of improving access to scientific publications.