Mojca Kotar - Slovenian Efforts in Open Access

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Mojca Kotar's presentation on the International Conference e-Society.mk 2012, held annually in Skopje, Macedonia, entitled "Open Education for an Open Society – Let’s Share the Knowledge!"

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Mojca Kotar - Slovenian Efforts in Open Access

  1. 1. Slovenian efforts in Open Access Mojca Kotar, University of Ljubljana (mojca.kotar@uni-lj.si) Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012
  2. 2. Open AccessPart of Open ScienceOpen peer-reviewed research publications: Gratis/free Open Access: © 2012 Publisher Libre Open Access, CC-BY license: © 2012 Author1 et al., licensee Publisher Gold OA = open journals Green OA = articles published in (subscription) journals + postprints deposited into repositoriesOpen data: CC0 licenseEnriched publications: open articles and open data connected via metadata (typically project info) Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012
  3. 3. Slovenia – publications and research datasets 14,153 registered researchers National CRIS = SICRIS Estimate of a yearly number of publications for deposit into Open Access repositories no. of ETDs no. of research total publications Univ Ljubljana 9,620 14,600 24,220 Univ Maribor 4,000 4,500 8,500 Univ Primorska 1,000 1,600 2,600 Univ Nova Gorica 140 1,000 1,140 Slovenian Academy of / 2,600 2,600 • Independent country since 1991 Sciences and Arts • 2 million inhabitants Jožef Stefan Institute / 1,400 1,400 National Institute of / 550 550 • EU Member State since 2004 Chemistry • Adopted EUR in 2007 • Financial crisis, severe austerity No record of the type and number of research measures imposed by the datasets per year Government Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012
  4. 4. Current state of Open Access (1/2)• No Open Access policies by funders and institutions yet (Legal Deposit of e-versions of co-financed scientific and professional journals and final research reports into the national digital library)• Research Infrastructure Development Plan 2011–2020: establishment of national Open Access infrastructures for research publications and data, connected with SICRIS; when established, deposit will be made mandatory• Low awareness of researchers, very little open data• Recently very strong support from the rectors (August 2012)• None of the institutions has signed any of the Open Access declarations Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012
  5. 5. Current state of Open Access (2/2)• 37 Slovenian scientific journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (out of app. 120), no national portal of journals• Rare Slovenian Open Access monographs• Scattered repository implementations, mostly contain Electronic Theses and Dissertations and very little research publications, no national portal of repositories: 1 university repository 3 faculty repositories, more non-OAI-PMH compliant ETD archives 1 national digital library• 1 data archive for social sciences & humanities• National and University Library partner in DRIVER projects• University of Ljubljana partner in OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus projects Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012
  6. 6. Key national Open Access projects• openaccess.si (2011, EIFL grant, consortium of 13 institutions): active national information portal• Open data project (2010–2013, Ministry grant, Univ Ljubljana): survey and action plan for the national open data infrastructure• Portal of Slovenian scientific and literary journals (2010–2011, Slovenian Book Agency grant, The Peace Institute): action plan prepared• Pilot establishment of a national Open Access infrastructure for ETDs and research publications (August 2012, application to the Ministry tender, consortium of all universities): 4 repositories + national portal, OpenAIRE compliant, connected with SICRIS, contribute to DART-Europe and WorldCat, plagiarism detection Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012
  7. 7. Desired developmentsEstablishment of a national Open Access infrastructure for ElectronicTheses and Dissertations and research publications estimate per year no. of ETDs no. of research total Tender application Univ Ljubljana 9,620 publications 14,600 24,220 August 2012 Univ Maribor Univ Primorska 4,000 1,000 4,500 1,600 8,500 2,600 Univ Nova Gorica 140 1,000 1,140 total 14,760 21,700 36,460 estimate of a national share nearly all app. 80 %Mirrored Open Access mandates by funders and institutions, basedon European Commission Recommendation of 17 July 2012:all articles openly accessible either immediately by the publisherand/or available through Open Access repository no later than 6months (12 months for social sciences and humanities) Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012
  8. 8. Advice for MacedoniaBenefit from being late – plan nationally:•information portal (openaccess.mk )•national Open Access infrastructure(institutional repositories + national portal)•national Open Access helpdesk (researchlibrarians)•Open Access mandates (funders, institutions)•curation and preservation Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012
  9. 9. Analyse the national research environmentEstimate of a yearly number of publications fordeposit into Open Access repositories estimate per year no. of ETDs no. of research total publications University 1 University 2 University 3 National Academy of / Sciences and Arts Institute 1 / Institute 2 … / total XX,XXX 2 million inhabitants No. of researchers in 2009: 1,254 (erawatch Country Reports 2011: Republic of Macedonia) Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012
  10. 10. Useful documents & assistance• Commision recommendation of 17. 7. 2012 on access to and preservation of scientific information• UNESCO Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access, 2012• Recommendations for Implementation of Open Access in Denmark, 2011• assistance: iryna.kuchma@eifl.net Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012
  11. 11. Open education for an open society – let‘s share the knowledge, Eighth International Conference e-Society.mk, Skopje, 14 November 2012

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