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Scenario 10: Social/”Organic” access management

Organic access management, where the resource owner is directly involved in determining who has access to resources under their control. The central idea here is that people are willing to share in self-selected communities. This scenario is likely to be most applicable to more informal resources (e.g. presentations, videos) in “social” repositories (e.g. Yahoo groups, MyFlickr). This is not to say that they are any less ...more »

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Scenario 1: Open Access

Much work on digital repositories has focused on issues surrounding Open Access to research outputs (generally pre- or post-prints). If access to an object is truly open, then it may seem that access management is not an issue. However, we may distinguish 2 cases:  The SP has no interest in who is accessing a resource.  Access to resources is open, but the SP is still interested in capturing information about usage. ...more »

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Scenario 2A: Restrictions imposed by publishers

A resource may be published and widely available yet still subject to access restrictions within a digital repository (SHERPA/RoMEO maintains an extensive database of the copyright and self-archiving policies of publishers). For example, a publisher may place restrictions on accessing a post-print in an institutional repository to subscribers to the journal in which it was included . This is analogous to a library allowing ...more »

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