October 23, 2018


Kia ora! Haere mai!

Welcome to the fourth podcast in the series, SOAP (Scholarly and Open Access Publishing). This series is part of Massey University’s offering leading up to (and likely beyond) Open Access Week (22-28 October 2018) #OAWeek2018

Podcast #4


In today’s podcast we pick out a few events, people or tools important for Green open Access also called self-archiving. We start in the 1990s with Stevan Harnad and arXiv. We define Green Open Access and journal article versions. We look at the rise of institutional repositories and the software DSpace as well as the database of publisher policies, Sherpa/Romeo. Finally we touch on mandates.

Listen to the podcast and share your comments with us below. We’d love to hear from you!

Listen to the Podcast (on Soundcloud)

Alternatively here are the files in shorter segments:

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:



Stay tuned for the fifth episode next week on Gold Open Access!


  • Catherine Woeber, Subject Librarian, Massey University
  • Bruce White, Open Access and Copyright Advisor, Massey University
  • Amanda Curnow, Digital Asset Management Librarian, Massey University

List of references that we read/refer to: 

Harnad, S. (1990). Scholarly skywriting and the prepublication continuum of scientific inquiry. Psychological science, 1(6), 342-344.

Taubes, G. (1993). Publication by electronic mail takes physics by storm. Science, 259(5099), 1246–1248.

Odlyzko, A. M. (1995). Tragic loss or good riddance? the impending demise of traditional scholarly journals. International Journal of Human – Computer Studies, 42(1), 71-122.

Harnad, Stevan (1995) A Subversive Proposal. In, Okerson, A. and O’Donnell, J. (eds.) Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads: A Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing. Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads; ASubversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing Association of Research Libraries. Retrieved from

A brief history of OA. (2018).  Retrieved from

About RoMEO. (2018). Retrieved from|&mode=simple

Dspace. (2018). Retrieved from


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