Extending research impact by Open Access publishing Rachel Henderson, Library
Session plan Introduction Open Access/impact context Rethinking impact Using social media13 March 2013
IntroductionWhy library involvement? Royal Society published first journal of research findings1665 Libraries provide an indexed archive for print journals toencourage „scholarly communication‟ Online versions of journals emerged, making sharingmuch easier Libraries promote ways to access research data – apply„metadata‟ to enable search to be easier13 March 2013
Definitions “Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free ofcharge, and free of most copyright and licensingrestrictions” Peter Suberhttp://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htmaccessed 19.2.13 Budapest Open Access Initiative 2002http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/openaccess/read13 March 2013
Context Impact – RAE/REF exercises – citation scores Open Access – Finch group report 2012 - RCUK OA policy from April 2013 - HEFCE policy for REF2020 currently in consultation13 March 2013
Rethinking impact http://www.slideshare.net/CameronNeylon/research-assessment-to-support-research-impact The difficulty of measuring Timescales for impact Who is the impact affecting?13 March 2013
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How to make your work Open Access‘Green’ Open Access Self-archive – use an institutional or subject repository License your copyright, don‟t assign it If using a publisher check Sherpa Romeo for restrictionshttp://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ Repository will get more hits than a web page (Googleindexing)13 March 2013
How to make your work Open Access‘Gold’ Open Access Publication in a journal that makes the articleimmediately available License your copyright, don‟t assign it Repository will get more hits than a web page (Googleindexing)13 March 2013
Using social media blogs, Twitter http://isc.ukoln.ac.uk/2012/12/12/top-10-tips-on-how-to-make-your-open-access-research-visible-online-published-in-jisc-inform/Storify http://storify.com/CameronNeylon/conversation-on-how-plos-paper-reached-its-audienc13 March 2013
References http://www.uea.ac.uk/is/collections/researchsupport/openaccess http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/ http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/ http://sparceurope.org/ http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/13 March 2013
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