"hita-hita -- Institutional OA Advocacy in Japan"

DRF is pleased to announce the release of a new report.


"hita-hita -- Institutional OA Advocacy in Japan"



The term “hita-hita” was employed to signify something that penetrates gently and smoothly. As of 2011, a total of 760,000 research papers are accessible through IRs across Japan. Open Access (OA) is not politically forced at state level or institution level. Instead, we have built repository manager-level lateral solidarity to share experience, exchange various creative ideas, add improvements and disseminate our ideas, thereby highly developing respective IRs.
This report introduces large and small ideas that have enhanced penetration of the OA movement and developed IRs in Japan, and it also outlines the activities of DRF, which has supported such ideas.


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Comment by Ikuko TSUCHIDE on March 17, 2011 at 1:03am

Dear Garret McMahon,

Thank you so much for your comment. So many helps and cheers from all over the world!

Though Japan faces crisis, almost of us are trying to live our days.

We're OK. Definitely revive, never give up.

Comment by Garret McMahon on March 16, 2011 at 7:52am
Thanks for brining this to my attention and congratulations on Japan's great success in repository development and open access. Our thoughts are with the Japanese people during this sad time.

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