(Versions of Eprints – a user Requirements Study and
Investigation Of the Need for Standards) addresses the issues and
uncertainties relating to versions of academic papers in digital
repositories. VERSIONS aims to help build trust in open access
repository content among all stakeholders.
academic research paper evolves during its lifecycle. Different
versions frequently co-exist in publicly available electronic
form, alongside formally published versions. Without good
signposting however, the picture can become unclear and it can be
difficult to discover the definitive version of a paper and to
track the development of the idea.
VERSIONS Project will investigate researchers’ needs and current
practice relating to use of open access repositories and will
produce a toolkit of guidelines for stakeholders.
The project will make recommendations on versions to the
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
VERSIONS Project is led by the London School of Economics and
Political Science. The Nereus Consortium of European research
libraries in economics are associate partners.
was funded by the
under the Digital
Repositories Programme, from 1 July 2005 to 31