Open Access Tracking Project
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- This is the home page of the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP).
- Suggested short URL for this page = bit.ly/o-a-t-p
- OATP uses social tagging to capture new developments on open access to research. The OATP mission is (1) to offer a real-time alert service for OA-related news and comment, and (2) to organize knowledge of the field by tag or subtopic. The project publishes a comprehensive primary feed of new OA developments, and hundreds of smaller secondary feeds on OA subtopics, one for each project tag.
- OATP runs on TagTeam, open-source software specifically written for OATP and now available for social-tagging projects on any topic. TagTeam stores all OATP tag records for deduping, export, preservation, modification, and search.
- Peter Suber launched OATP in April 2009, and wrote a full-length description of it in the SPARC Open Access Newsletter for May 2009. OATP started on Connotea and moved to TagTeam in September 2012. The OATP home page started on the Open Access Directory, and moved to the HOAP wiki in May 2015.
- The OATP pages form a section within the larger Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP).