Evaluation of Open Access (OA) Resources:METU Case StudyDr. Burcu Bulut, Middle East Technical University LibraryEmre Hasa...
Overview OA Trend Topics Goals Focuses Evaluation of OA Resources4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin Uni...
OA Trend Topics Linking publications to data and fundingschemes Big Data Interoperability Semantic Web Complementary ...
Goals of The Presentation To share the METU experiences onprocess of adding to the collectiondevelopment policy of the op...
Why we prefer collectiondevelopment issues ?4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul...
Because, we need to thinkas a whole and getconnected4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, ...
Therefore We Focused On Thinking multi-directional Reviewing the scholarly communicationprocess Restructuring services ...
It Is Necessary To determine and apply methods toensure OA to the scientific production ofinstitutions and related data s...
Why It Is Necessary? Increasing number of OA resources OA collections of multiple formats Various data sharing services...
Evaluation Process of OAResources1. Current situation analysis2. Determination of evaluation/selectioncriteria3. Deciding ...
Determination ofEvaluation/Selection Criteria 1 The longest period has been allocatedto the this stage There are no curr...
 University web pages have beenexamined Literature reviews have been accessedas much as possible Contact has been made ...
Determination ofEvaluation/Selection Criteria 3 The general definition and policiesregarding OA Resources, general and d...
OA Resource Definition These are resources presented to theaccess of the users without any financialor legal barriers (so...
Policies 1 Scientific OA resources (e.g. peer-reviewed journals) are suitable forevaluation Proposals made by the librar...
Policies 2 The journals to be evaluated should bepart of the main topic indexes. OA resources other than journals(databa...
Evaluation Criteria (General) Does the resource support universitysresearch and educational areas? Is the resource being...
Evaluation Criteria (General) Is the resources interface easy to use? Does the use of the resource require aspecial tech...
Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Performed under the headings of: Presentation Relevance Objectivity Method Source Time...
Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Presentation: Language and writing style Structure Layout Integrity…4th Annual Meeting o...
Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Relevance: Academic Topical Geographical Project based4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8...
Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Objectivity: Perspective Opinion Sponsorhip…4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özy...
Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Method: The way of information produced: Research Reports How was the study carried out?...
Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Source: Author details Organisations Publications…4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 201...
Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Timeliness: Date Currency4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Libr...
Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Editor and editorial board Formal editorial/review board Academic information regarding to...
Questions in Mind How to manage open access budget? Where to evaluate OA resources within acatalog or e-resource managem...
References (Selected List) Open Access Resources at the UC Libraries:http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/openaccess...
References (Selected List) Mullen, L. B. (2010). Open access and its practical impacton the work of academic librarians :...
Thank you for your attention!Please share your feedbackand opinions!Dr. Burcu Bulutbketen@metu.edu.trEmre Hasan Akbayrakak...
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Bulut, B., Akbayrak, E. H. (2013). Evaluation of Open Access Resources: METU Case Study. COAR Annual Meeting, 07-08 May 2013, Özyeğin Üniversity. Presented by Burcu Bulut

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Evaluation of Open Access (OA) Resources: METU Case Study

  1. 1. Evaluation of Open Access (OA) Resources:METU Case StudyDr. Burcu Bulut, Middle East Technical University LibraryEmre Hasan Akbayrak, Middle East Technical University Library4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2. Overview OA Trend Topics Goals Focuses Evaluation of OA Resources4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  3. 3. OA Trend Topics Linking publications to data and fundingschemes Big Data Interoperability Semantic Web Complementary platforms Open educational resources Open data management,…4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  4. 4. Goals of The Presentation To share the METU experiences onprocess of adding to the collectiondevelopment policy of the open accessresources To obtain the views andrecommendations of the participants withfeedback during/after the presentation inorder to finalize the OA resourceevaluation/selection criteria report4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  5. 5. Why we prefer collectiondevelopment issues ?4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  6. 6. Because, we need to thinkas a whole and getconnected4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  7. 7. Therefore We Focused On Thinking multi-directional Reviewing the scholarly communicationprocess Restructuring services offered toinformation users…as well as infrastructural and technicalissues.4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  8. 8. It Is Necessary To determine and apply methods toensure OA to the scientific production ofinstitutions and related data sets withoutlimitationbut also, To consider in detail the OA resourcesprovided to information users within thescope of collection development policies4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  9. 9. Why It Is Necessary? Increasing number of OA resources OA collections of multiple formats Various data sharing services, policies,regulations,…4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  10. 10. Evaluation Process of OAResources1. Current situation analysis2. Determination of evaluation/selectioncriteria3. Deciding the form of OA resource sharingon the web4. Evaluation of the existing and new OAresources and creation of resourcerecommendation lists5. Sharing identified resources on the web asdecided on4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  11. 11. Determination ofEvaluation/Selection Criteria 1 The longest period has been allocatedto the this stage There are no current report or guidesprepared by institutions/organizationsthat are well-known in the area4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  12. 12.  University web pages have beenexamined Literature reviews have been accessedas much as possible Contact has been made with groups andindividuals working on OA4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, TurkeyDetermination ofEvaluation/Selection Criteria 2
  13. 13. Determination ofEvaluation/Selection Criteria 3 The general definition and policiesregarding OA Resources, general and detailed evaluationsections After completion of the preliminary study,we intend to group the criteria as relates tothe resource type, publishers and thenexpand them.4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  14. 14. OA Resource Definition These are resources presented to theaccess of the users without any financialor legal barriers (some resources mayonly have opened some content as injournals or may require registration)…details will be listed at the final report4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  15. 15. Policies 1 Scientific OA resources (e.g. peer-reviewed journals) are suitable forevaluation Proposals made by the librarians takepriority regarding the resources to beevaluated Suggestions can also be collected fromusers but approval of the librarians isrequired4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  16. 16. Policies 2 The journals to be evaluated should bepart of the main topic indexes. OA resources other than journals(databases, collections of monographs,websites, maps, image collections, etc.)are also suitable for the evaluation4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  17. 17. Evaluation Criteria (General) Does the resource support universitysresearch and educational areas? Is the resource being produced orsupported by respected authorities ororganizations in their field? Is the resource being published on aregular basis and reliable?4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  18. 18. Evaluation Criteria (General) Is the resources interface easy to use? Does the use of the resource require aspecial technology (a special application,a custom font, etc.)?4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  19. 19. Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Performed under the headings of: Presentation Relevance Objectivity Method Source Timeliness Editor and editorial board4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  20. 20. Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Presentation: Language and writing style Structure Layout Integrity…4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  21. 21. Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Relevance: Academic Topical Geographical Project based4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  22. 22. Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Objectivity: Perspective Opinion Sponsorhip…4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  23. 23. Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Method: The way of information produced: Research Reports How was the study carried out? Literature Reviews Is the review covering all known literature?4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  24. 24. Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Source: Author details Organisations Publications…4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  25. 25. Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Timeliness: Date Currency4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  26. 26. Evaluation Criteria (Detailed)Editor and editorial board Formal editorial/review board Academic information regarding to theeditor and editorial board Sufficient number of board members…4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  27. 27. Questions in Mind How to manage open access budget? Where to evaluate OA resources within acatalog or e-resource management tools?4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  28. 28. References (Selected List) Open Access Resources at the UC Libraries:http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/openaccess.html Open Access Information Resources: How We EvaluateSites for Inclusion:http://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/pages/oair/?id=20 Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, Code ofConduct http://oaspa.org/membership/code-of-conduct/ Scholarly Open Access: Critical Analysis of ScholarlyOpen-Access Publishing:http://scholarlyoa.com/2012/11/30/criteria-for-determining-predatory-open-access-publishers-2nd-edition/4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  29. 29. References (Selected List) Mullen, L. B. (2010). Open access and its practical impacton the work of academic librarians : collectiondevelopment, public services, and the library andinformation science literature . Oxford: Chandos Pub. Mullen, L. B. (2011). Open access and collectiondevelpment in academic libraries; digitization todiscovery. IFLA Satellite Conference: Acquisition andCollection Develeopment Section. University of the VirginIslands. DOAJ Selection Criteria:http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=loadTempl&templ=about#criteria Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, Code ofCounduct: http://oaspa.org/membership/code-of-conduct/4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
  30. 30. Thank you for your attention!Please share your feedbackand opinions!Dr. Burcu Bulutbketen@metu.edu.trEmre Hasan Akbayrakakbayrak@metu.edu.tr4th Annual Meeting of COAR May 7-8, 2013, Özyeğin University Library, Istanbul, Turkey
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