The Czech Academy of Sciences signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities in the spring of 2008 as the first institution in the Czech Republic to do so.
The Open Access Policy of the Czech Academy of Sciences was approved by the Academic Board of the Czech Academy of Sciences on 14 September 2010.
In autumn 2016, the the Czech Academy of Sciences signed the OA2020 Expression of Interest initiative.
The Repository of the Czech Academy of Sciences
The Repository is administered by the Czech Academy of Sciences on the basis of the approved Open Access Policy and is to serve for archiving and making accessible the publication output of scientific staff of the Czech Academy of Sciences in digital form. Open Access is the preferred form for making these items accessible.
The ASEP system of records of publication activity is used for obtaining and storing data. The Czech Academy of Sciences has been using this automated publication records system since 2005. When entering a bibliographic record, it is also possible to store a full text in various versions (preprint, postprint, publisher’s PDF) including supplements. Documents are accessible using IPAC.
The definition of open access
Open Access is defined as permanent and free on-line access to documents (particularly full texts) for all users. This status takes in free and unrestricted reading, downloading, copying, sharing, storing, printing, searching and hypertext linking.
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