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Internationalisation of information services for publishers' open access policies: the DINI multilingual integration layer

Frank Scholze

Author Affiliations

Stuttgart University Library, 70174, Stuttgart, Germany

Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg, 70173, Stuttgart, Germany

Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2008, 3:19  doi:10.1186/1747-5341-3-19

Published: 28 July 2008


It is essential for the strategy of open access self-archiving that scientific authors are given comprehensive information on publisher copyright policies. DINI, the German Initiative for Networked Information, has developed a German (and potentially multilingual) interface to the English SHERPA/RoMEO service to provide additional information on German publishers' open access policies. As a next step, this interface was enhanced to an integration layer combining different sources on publisher copyright policies. This integration layer can be used in many different contexts. Together with the SHERPA/RoMEO team, DINI aims to build an international support structure for open access information.