“You’d think that having acquired the journal in a violent coup, ULTRABOT would have accelerated the publication of her article. But no, our new overlord (who must be obeyed) respects the peer review process too much.”
Arm yourself with information and statistics. SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Research Coalition) is very supportive, provides tips for promoting OA movement at your institution. Open Access Directory is loaded with data about OA publishing including breakdown of journal performance statistics. Open Access Now helps you keep up with hot button news about OA. The SHERPA site lists open access policies by journal/publisher (RoMEO) and also by granting or funding agency (JULIET). Beall’s list helps you navigate the increasingly confusing and nebulous world of OA publishing (e.g., Global Medical Discovery; DugDug). Open Access Week is a fun place to promote your activities and get ideas from others around the world.
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a good resource to promote as it consists only of peer-reviewed journals. It has been estimated (Beall?) that roughly 10 percent of all journals are open access. OpenDOAR and ROARMap give you a sense of where your institution stands amongst all others. (It can also be a good place to scout for possible names for a new IR!)
Groundwork laid for OA: OhioLINKETDs; culture of deposit in PubMed Central (NIH); BMC (Biomed Central) (formerly received partial funding via OhioLINK membership); DRC (OhioLINK’s Digital Resource Center).
Steering committee included law faculty member who had published in OA environment; high level staff member (director) from Grants Development, Director of research and Sponsored Programs & Research Information Services; high level IT staff/director; representation from Research Council; faculty from UT Press; and a couple of other faculty who had published in OA;
We were a little dismayed at the title! The message was meant to convey the concerns of UT FACULTY.
All: I'll be talking with research council tomorrow (visited the HSC Grad Council this morning) and will propose that Libraries and Office of Research co-sponsor an "Open Access Subvention Grant," paying some or all of these fees on behalf of faculty who publish open access. What are your thoughts?BP
UT’sIR will have two separate collections and serve two purposes: “Cultural Heritage” and “Scholarly Commons.”
Summary of the 7/18 OA meeting Present: Alice Crosetto; Lucy Duhon; Mark Horan; Wade Lee; Elsa Nadler; Christine Rigda Actions to be taken (and by whom): · Send UT chairs "call for volunteers" to serve as panelists during OA Week (Elsa) done ✔o Several individuals have already responded to me, willing to share their experiences as OA peer reviewers and editors, etc. ✔· Collate the top 10% of OA journals in the various disciplines for campus informational purposes (see also bullet point below on creating a comparison guide) (Wade)· Gather inventory of faculty OA publications and put into EndNote library (Wade)· Feature the OA libguide more prominently on library's website (either permanently or on a rotating basis) (Wade)· Write next post for Carlson blog – this one focusing on copyright/transfer agreements and authors' rights (Wade will draft) ✔· Approach chairs about librarians getting a place at dept meetings to give quick info/presentation on OA (Lucy)· Investigate the status of developing a DRC "front end" interface for researchers and faculty to use (Chris (w/Arjun))· Form planning committee for OA Week activities with BG (October 22) (Lucy) (in progress) ✔ We also talked about: · creating a flashy brochure for new faculty· creating a comparison/informational guide of OA journals for our website (in much the same fashion as our eresources list) – either as part of existing OA libguide, or separately.· simply encouraging faculty/researchers to begin self-archiving their work· browse other institutions' repositories; for example, OSU's IR "Knowledge Bank" (they use the software "DSpace"). Of note, their IR is backed/supported at the institutional level, not the library level, though the library takes the lead in developing/maintaining its content and use. I would like to meet more often throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall. How about Wednesday at 3 PM as a regular standing date/time? Every other week. The first of these next scheduled meetings will be next week: August 1 (I'll understand if you can't make it). I think it's important to meet soon again during this time of many ideas/initiatives. We will follow up on most of the points listed above. Firmer agenda to follow soon. Thanks,Lucy.
Follow the news on FASTR progress (will expand to include OA mandate to more government agencies publishing research funded by US tax dollars). The ATA is an alliance of researchers, publishers and librarians – pressure group on the government. PeerJ offers a very basic lifetime membership ($99) to higher-tier levels of membership. BMC offers several levels of membership, from fully supported institutionally supported memberships, to shared support, to individual memberships.
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Educate yourself. For Guidance:
• Open Access Directory (OAD)
• Open Access Scholarly Information
• Open Access NOW (news)
• SHERPA/RoMEO (and JULIET)
• Beall’s List of Predatory OA Publishers
• Open Access Week
• DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
• OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access
• ROARMap (Registry of Open Access
Repositories) A growing list of institutions
that have adopted OA policies. (avoid the
term “mandate”) Links to IRs and policies.
• June 2011 created Open Access LibGuide
• August 2011 created institution-wide Open
Access Steering Committee (library faculty
• During Open Access Week 2011, emailed
survey link to UT faculty, researchers and
2011 cont’d …
• Spring/Summer 2012 dissected survey results
and highlighted main points in a couple of
• UT News covered some of the high points
• Summer 2012 planned Open Access Week
• Open Access Week 2012 (held event)
• Advertised through library’s blog;
university’s blog; UT News; Faculty Senate;
mentioned at Research Council.
• Evaluated event and posted results through
• Other initiatives at UT:
Journal of Undergraduate Research (OA)
Performance & Spirituality (OA) (in DOAJ)
Investigating IR possibilities
Transferring DRC (OhioLINK) content to
• two “OA Week” activities completed
• appearance in campus publications
• complete activity for this year’s OA Week
• get on Faculty Senate agenda
• getting people involved in an organized fashion
• convincing institution of value of support
• (see example resolution at WUSM)
The Future (General)
FASTR (successor to FRPAA)
• see ALA’s District Dispatch blog post: “FASTR is the
ATA (Alliance for Taxpayer Access)
The Future (Local)
Keep OA alive in the University Libraries’ strategic
Put OA in the forefront of faculty issues on campus
Lead by example: deposit papers and articles into
Consider other options: PeerJ ; BMC membership