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A Comprehensive Approach to Open Access - ALA 2011



Open Repository presented this at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference.It provides an overview of BioMed Central’s publishing activities and Open Repository, its hosted repository ...

Open Repository presented this at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference.It provides an overview of BioMed Central’s publishing activities and Open Repository, its hosted repository service, and how they combine to provide a comprehensive approach to open access.

The presentation includes a discussion of the growing role of institutional repositories, and how they can be acquired and implemented. It demonstrates how Open Repository has combined DSpace and non-DSpace applications to provide a robust repository service to its clients.



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A Comprehensive Approach to Open Access - ALA 2011 A Comprehensive Approach to Open Access - ALA 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • A Comprehensive Approach To Open Access
    Bob Schatz, North American Sales Manager
    Claire Bundy, Open Repository Specialist
  • We Share What We Create For A Variety Of Reasons
    Stay connected personally
    Enhance scientific research
    Advance commerce
    Generate donations
    Exhibit skills
    Express feelings
    Facilitate conversations
  • We Share What We Create For A Variety Of Reasons
    Advance learning
    Leave an official record
    Reach the disenfranchised
    Provide organizational support
    Meet legal obligations
    Advance one’s career
    Celebrate events
  • That Sharing Can Be Active Or Passive
    Printed handouts or mailings
    Email attachments
    Social networking tools
    Posting on a personal website
    Hosting as part of an online journal
    Hosting in a repository where the content can be accessed online or reached via a link from the repository to the institution
  • Open Access Exists (and is growing)
    International open access declarations
    Institutional and funder open access mandates
    Creation and growth of open access journals
    New open access publishing ventures from subscription-based publishers
    Expansion of institutional memberships with an open access publisher
    Establishment and use of repositories to host and expand open access information
  • A Cycle Of Information & Access
  • Some History
    • BioMed Central started in 2000, the same year as PubMed Central
    • Currently publish 218 peer reviewed OA journals in the life sciences, medicine and chemistry
    • App. 95,000 OA articles published since inception
    • Covered by Creative Commons licensing: authors retain their rights
    • Available without restriction to anyone with uncensored internet access
    • Open Repository launched in 2004
    • BioMed Central purchased by Springer in the fall of 2009
  • Open Access Is Our Culture
    Open access provides that:
    • research is openly available to other researchers: enhances knowledge, fosters other research
    • important information more easily reaches scientists, medical practitioners and individuals in/out of the developing world: potentially saves lives
    • articles deposited in repositories: highlight the accomplishments of both the institution and its researchers.
  • Within this environment, Open Repository is an integral part of open access and a logical by-product of BioMed Central’s ongoing activities and culture.
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  • Repositories Play An Important Role In Open Access
    • Provide a centralized showcase of institutionally related works
    • Maximize the dissemination of research
    • Encourage academic collaboration
    • Preserve valued institutional intellectual assets for posterity
    • Highlight the output of particular researchers or programs
    • Encourage financial support: a great development tool
    • Improve audits, assessments and accreditation
    • Attract valued faculty by demonstrating academic compatibility
    • Support the acquisition of grants
    • Comply with funding agency or institutional mandates
  • .
    Open Repository is a hosted, enhanced DSpace repository service
    • secure, expandable server space
    • institutional branding
    • submissions consultation
    • staff training
    • ongoing system upgrades
    • maintenance and back-ups
    • host multiple item types with associated metadata and sophisticated discovery capabilities
  • Hosted or Local: Why Choose A Hosted Solution?
    Keep the server operating
    Manage bandwidth
    Fix software bugs
    Evaluate features for future use
    Design submission workflows
    Transfer collections
    Introduce enhancements
    Perform daily back-ups
    Manage a disaster recovery plan
    Provide updated user documentation and training
  • Why DSpace?
    Open source: easy to stay current
    Tested and improved by an active community of developers
    Firmly established and widespread: not likely to disappear
    Sophisticated (yet easy to use)
    Logical workflows and processes
    Portable from one hosted solution to another
    Capable of accepting non-DSpace enhancements
  • How is DSpace Structured?
  • DSpace Features
    Easy to navigate homepage
    Display of latest submissions
    Basic and advanced search capabilities
    Faculty highlight pages
    Website statistics
    Flexible submission workflows
    Single and batch submissions capabilities
    One-step PDF conversion capabilities
    Links to external sites
    “Limitless” hierarchical architecture
  • Open Repository Enhancements
    LDAP / Shibboleth authentication integration
    Daily back-ups
    Third party disaster management
    Cloud hosting
    Local branding
    Article submission workflow consultation
    Transfer of existing collections
    All enhancements are open source
  • Open Repository Enhancements
    Submissions via DOI and PubMed Central IDs
    Submitter-defined embargo periods
    Enhanced website statistics with Google Analytics
    Thorough training
    Download to EndNote, RefMan, RefWork
    Share via social networking
    One-step PDF creation
  • It All Starts At Your Repository’s Homepage
    A standard DSpace look:
    Or a vastly different look: http://wlv.openrepository.com/wlv/
    Sometimes, dual languages are required: http://www.hirsla.lsh.is/lsh/?locale=en&language=en
  • From The Admin Perspective
    Open Repository offers streamlined article submission workflows, customizable to fit your requirements.
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  • Open Repository Works With A Variety of Organizations
  • How We Work
    Review needs and objectives
    Recommend the Open Repository version that will best meet your needs
    Set up a trial (optional)
    Outline pricing
    Process an agreement
    Issue invoice
    Schedule training, workflow design, branding, etc.
    Launch your repository, including advice about how best to promote it within your organization
    Provide ongoing support and service
  • Tested
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  • Any questions?robert.schatz@biomedcentral.comph: 646-258-2126Booths: 853 & 855
    The institutional repository service
    from BioMed Central