Begin forwarded message:
> From: Stevan Harnad <harnad@...>
> Date: February 9, 2010 12:32:36 PM EST (CA)
> To: AMERICAN-SCIENTIST-OPEN-ACCESS-FORUM@...
> Subject: Re: EPrint Request Button
> Reply-To: American Scientist Open Access Forum <AMERICAN-SCIENTIST-OPEN-ACCESS-FORUM@...
> On 9-Feb-10, at 11:54 AM, J.W.T.Smith wrote:
>> I didn't make it clear - I meant the final 'as published' PDF. Many
>> authors simply don't keep draft/submitted versions. I had a
>> distinguished Prof in my office yesterday who simply couldn't see
>> the point of keeping anything but a copy of the published version.
> (1) For retrospective deposits, when authors have nothing left but the
> publisher's PDF, deposit that.
> (2) The Button can be used to provide eprints of that just the same/
> (3) For current work, deposit the author's final draft, immediately
> upon acceptance, while it's still at hand!
>> Our repository checks logins against the central UKC domain. So if
>> you don't have a Kent login you can't access it (except to view the
> That can be fixed, so the IR software uses the current forwarding
> address for authors who are no longer at the institution. (And I'm
> sure the fix can work for both EPrints and DSpace. Moreoever, I bet
> it's been implemented for some IRs already, (I'll let the experts
> reply to confirm.)
> Stevan Harnad