[LIS-Forum] University of Glasgow announces new Publications Policy

T. Shahab tshahab at jamiahamdard.ac.in
Mon Oct 13 11:38:54 IST 2008

Dear all,
Benefit of Information is achieved through communication; knowledge pool
thrives on sharing. Every tax-payer has an indisputable right to be
informed and use the benefits of researches which are based upon state
funding. It is well understood that the interest of the
creators/authors/research scholars as the original creator of a piece of
intellectual output should be not militated against. But this much
sought after protection can be best served through acknowledgement. The
over hyped IPR issue is more for the monetary benefit of the commercial
publishing houses who mint money rather than the research community.
The greater your visibility through Web hosting, voluntary contributions
to the Institutional Repositories (IR) and free access, greater is the
chance of you being noticed, used and cited by the fellow scholars as
the experience from the IR operating the world over has revealed.
Universities and Research Centers in the intellectually advanced
countries have already realized that the development of a knowledge
society can be achieved only through free and unrestricted access to
scientific publications and community participation in academics and
Yet unfortunately this philosophy has not caught the needful attention
of the academic/research institutions/organization in our country. 
Couldn't the authorization and funding bodies like the
UGC/AICTE/MCI/PCI/NAC etc. lay down certain basic criterion for
allocating reorganization/funding/standardization etc in the light of
the examples to be seen in the practices of the best academic/research
institutions from over the world?

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Subject: [LIS-Forum] University of Glasgow announces new Publications

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University of Glasgow announces new Publications Policy

The University of Glasgow is proud to announce a new Publications Policy
which will require authors to deposit the full text of peer reviewed
journal articles and conference proceedings in the University's
institutional repository Enlighten (http://www.gla.ac.uk/enlighten)
where publisher agreements permit this.

The University has been at the forefront of repository developments
since 2002 when the internationally recognised DAEDALUS Project, funded
by JISC, was founded. Glasgow is an internationally renowned research
intensive University producing thousands of research publications each
year. In joining major institutions and funding bodies worldwide the
University recognises the importance of free and unrestricted access to
scholarly literature in the furtherance of research; and the importance
to researchers of maximising the impact of their research across the

Professor Steven Beaumont, OBE CEng FRSE Vice-Principal Research and
Enterprise said 'The University of Glasgow generates over 3,000 research
papers per year. Since we began to put these into Enlighten on a
voluntary basis there have been over 1 million downloads. Enlighten
really does help the University to showcase its research and to increase
the impact of that it has on society. This new policy will make that
impact even greater. I very much appreciate the support of Senate in
adopting this move.'

Details of the policy, which was approved by the University Senate, are
available at
http://www.lib.gla.ac.uk/enlighten/publicationspolicy/index.html. The
policy came into effect at the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Morag Greig
Advocacy Manager (Enlighten)

Direct line: +44(0)141 330 6797
Fax: +44(0)141 330 4952
E-mail: m.greig at lib.gla.ac.uk

University of Glasgow
Hillhead Street
Glasgow G12 8QE


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