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* The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) is a crowd-sourced project running on free and open-source software to capture news and comment on open access (OA) to research.
 
* The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) is a crowd-sourced project running on free and open-source software to capture news and comment on open access (OA) to research.
  
* Its twofold mission is (1) to create real-time alerts for OA-related developments, and (2) to organize knowledge of the field, by tag or subtopic, for easy searching and sharing.
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* Its mission is (1) to create real-time alerts for OA-related developments, and (2) to organize knowledge of the field, by tag or subtopic, for easy searching and sharing.
  
 
* OATP publishes a large [[OATP_feeds#Versions_of_the_primary_project_feed|primary feed]] of new OA developments, and hundreds of smaller [[OATP_feeds#Versions_of_the_secondary_project_feeds secondary feeds|secondary feeds]]. The primary feed contains all new items (new within the last six months) noticed and tagged by our taggers. Following the primary feed is the best way to stay on top of what's happening in the world of OA. The secondary feeds are more specialized. We have a secondary feed for each tag, for each search, and for each user-created boolean combination of any of the other OATP other feeds. You can easily make a secondary feed to suit your precise interests. You can also make a feed of the [[Use_OATP_for_research_on_OA#Create_a_recommendation_feed | items you recommend]] as the most worth reading.
 
* OATP publishes a large [[OATP_feeds#Versions_of_the_primary_project_feed|primary feed]] of new OA developments, and hundreds of smaller [[OATP_feeds#Versions_of_the_secondary_project_feeds secondary feeds|secondary feeds]]. The primary feed contains all new items (new within the last six months) noticed and tagged by our taggers. Following the primary feed is the best way to stay on top of what's happening in the world of OA. The secondary feeds are more specialized. We have a secondary feed for each tag, for each search, and for each user-created boolean combination of any of the other OATP other feeds. You can easily make a secondary feed to suit your precise interests. You can also make a feed of the [[Use_OATP_for_research_on_OA#Create_a_recommendation_feed | items you recommend]] as the most worth reading.

Revision as of 13:28, 28 June 2018

Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP) » Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » Introduction

  • The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) is a crowd-sourced project running on free and open-source software to capture news and comment on open access (OA) to research.
  • Its mission is (1) to create real-time alerts for OA-related developments, and (2) to organize knowledge of the field, by tag or subtopic, for easy searching and sharing.
  • OATP publishes a large primary feed of new OA developments, and hundreds of smaller secondary feeds. The primary feed contains all new items (new within the last six months) noticed and tagged by our taggers. Following the primary feed is the best way to stay on top of what's happening in the world of OA. The secondary feeds are more specialized. We have a secondary feed for each tag, for each search, and for each user-created boolean combination of any of the other OATP other feeds. You can easily make a secondary feed to suit your precise interests. You can also make a feed of the items you recommend as the most worth reading.
  • OATP aims to cover OA comprehensively, and can best do that with taggers in every ecological niche — by topic, academic field, country, region, and language. Hence, please consider tagging for OATP and helping us recruit other taggers.
  • OATP runs on TagTeam, open-source software developed specifically for OATP and now available for open, tag-based research projects on any topic. See the OATP hub within TagTeam. TagTeam stores all OATP tag records for deduping, export, preservation, modification, and search.
  • Using TagTeam's flexible search engine is a powerful way to facilitate your own research on OA. And conversely, your own research on OA can be a powerful way to enhance OATP by tagging items not previously tagged or improving upon the ways they were originally tagged.
  • OATP supports user-defined tags as well as an evolving ontology or standard vocabulary of project-approved tags.
  • OATP was [1] launched by Peter Suber in 2009, and had a mix of volunteer and grant-funded taggers until August 2018. After August 2018 it will enter an all-volunteer phase.