The open access movement is about using the Web to open the research literature of the world to any user wishing to access it, for free. All that is needed is access to the Internet, and enough bandwidth to download the document.
The benefits of this approach are that:
Both the NHMRC and the ARC now have in place policies that require publications arising from supported research projects to be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve month period from the date of publication. This is a strengthening of the previous policies which encouraged, but did not require, deposit in open access repositories.
To assist University of Adelaide researchers to comply with these policies the Library’s Digital Services unit maintains an Institutional Repository branded as Adelaide Research & Scholarship.
Flowcharts for both ARC and NHMRC policies are available below to step you through the decision making process about what you need to do to comply with the policy.
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