It is a repository of contents, an outcome of scientific research and it is freely available on the net according to Open Access’s rules. It can be thematic or institutional.
It is the act when researchers themselves deposit their own documents in an Open Archive.
It is a bundle of rights wchich authors benefit on their original work.This latter is protected since its creation and even without being neither deposited nor registered. Copyright includes moral rights – paternity rights with respect to the work, disclosure rights, of withdrawal or regret – integrity rights – reproduction and performance rights and the right to authorize derivative works. Only these latter could be transferred to a third party by the author.
OAI Repository :
A database which supports the OAI-PMH protocol and is established by a data provider.It contains metadata that is available in various formats to meet different types of applications.
Questions and Definitions
What is Open Access ?
Open access to scientific literature is a way to share scholarly output in digital format, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Is it true that Open Access is against Authors Copyright ?
No. Choosing to publish through an open-access channel does not mean that author lost his copyright. the author can retain copyright on his work and grant the paternity right in all cases.
What are Creative Commons Licences ?
Creative Common Licenses are based on copyright. While the classical rule of copyright encourages you to keep exclusivity on all of your rights (“all rights reserved”), the CC ones enable you to keep only a part (“some rights reserved”). Creative Commons (a non-profit Organisation) is working with experts in copyright all over the world to make these licenses valid regardless of the jurisdiction. These Licenses allow people to use your work under some conditions and according to your preferences.
Can i contribute to advocate open access ?
Yes: When you use open access resources, you advocate it;
when you publish your scientific production in open access, especially on pist.tn , you advocate it;
When you take part in open access events (JELA, ICOA, Open Access Week, …), you advocate it;
You advocate it when you talk about it in your scientific and decision-makers community.