%A Alma Swan %A Paul Needham %A Steve Probets %A Adrienne Muir %A Charles Oppenheim %A Ann O?Brien %A Rachel Hardy %A Fytton Rowland %A Sheridan Brown %J Learned Publishing %T Developing a model for e-prints and open access journal content in UK further and higher education %X 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. %N 1 %K open access, eprints, self-archiving, institutional repositories, distributed archiving, open archives initiative %P 25-40 %V 18 %D 2005 %L cogprints4120