I hadn't heard about it, but from a quick search it looks suspiciously catch-free. Provide an OAI feed and then receive reports of how much it's increased traffic to your IR, what's to dislike?
I suspect it is actually as good as it says on the tin - presumably EBSCO's motivation is that they're in competition with ProQuest and if they want to play catch-up then playing the Open Access card is a good way to get interest.
I'll send them an email and find out if there's any fine print... Would be interested to hear if anyone else has had any contact with them about it.
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Are there libraries enrolled in the EBSCO Open Dissertations program? Is there any downside if participate?
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