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A Comprehensive Approach to Open Access - ALA 2011

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