@misc{cogprints4120, volume = {18}, number = {1}, title = {Developing a model for e-prints and open access journal content in UK further and higher education}, author = {Alma Swan and Paul Needham and Steve Probets and Adrienne Muir and Charles Oppenheim and Ann O?Brien and Rachel Hardy and Fytton Rowland and Sheridan Brown}, year = {2005}, pages = {25--40}, journal = {Learned Publishing}, keywords = {open access, eprints, self-archiving, institutional repositories, distributed archiving, open archives initiative}, url = {http://cogprints.org/4120/}, abstract = {A study carried out for the UK Joint Information Systems Committee examined models for the provision of access to material in institutional and subject-based archives and in open access journals. Their relative merits were considered, addressing not only technical concerns but also how e-print provision (by authors) can be achieved ? an essential factor for an effective e-print delivery service (for users). A "harvesting" model is recommended, where the metadata of articles deposited in distributed archives are harvested, stored and enhanced by a national service. This model has major advantages over the alternatives of a national centralized service or a completely decentralized one. Options for the implementation of a service based on the harvesting model are presented.} }