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Toward Easy Deposit: Lowering the Barriers of Green Open Access with Data Integration and Automation

Oregon State University Libraries, Oregon State University, 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA
Publications 2020, 8(2), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications8020028
Received: 13 March 2020 / Revised: 6 May 2020 / Accepted: 18 May 2020 / Published: 20 May 2020
This article describes the design and development of an interoperable application that supports green open access with long-term sustainability and improved user experience of article deposit. The lack of library resources and the unfriendly repository user interface are two significant barriers that hinder green open access. Tasked to implement the open access mandate, librarians at an American research university developed a comprehensive system called Easy Deposit 2 to automate the support workflow of green open access. Easy Deposit 2 is a web application that is able to harvest new publications, to source manuscripts on behalf of the library, and to facilitate self-archiving to a university’s institutional repository. The article deposit rate increased from 7.40% to 25.60% with the launch of Easy Deposit 2. The results show that a computer system can implement routine tasks to support green open access with success. Recent developments in digital repository provide new opportunities for innovation, such as Easy Deposit 2, in supporting open access. Academic librarians are vital in promoting "openness" in scholarly communication, such as transparency and diversity in the sharing of publication data.
Keywords: open access; article deposit; institutional repository open access; article deposit; institutional repository
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Zhang, H. Toward Easy Deposit: Lowering the Barriers of Green Open Access with Data Integration and Automation. Publications 2020, 8, 28.

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