Ppd ssf open access mar13

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Ppd ssf open access mar13

  1. 1. Open Access publishingRachel Henderson, Library
  2. 2. Session plan Introduction Definitions Benefits/disadvantages Ways to make your work open access Finding open access research06 March 2013
  3. 3. 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 easier06 March 2013
  4. 4. ExerciseIn groups spend 5 minutes identifying what you think‘open access’ means: a definition06 March 2013
  5. 5. 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/read06 March 2013
  6. 6. ExerciseIn groups spend 5 minutes thinking about advantagesand disadvantages of open access06 March 2013
  7. 7. Benefits “Standing on the shoulders of giants” – Isaac Newton1676 Increased readership & some evidence of increasedcitations Removes cost barrier for researchers in developingcountries or outside academic institutions May encourage business collaboration Increasingly research funders require OA publishing ofthe grant outputs06 March 2013
  8. 8. Disadvantages Version confusion Current academic promotion system relies on „prestige‟journals Article processing charge (APC) may deter early careerresearchers06 March 2013
  9. 9. Myths http://libraries.mit.edu/sites/scholarly/mit-open-access/general-information-about-open-access/dispelling-myths-about-open-access/#not-c http://www.biomedcentral.com/about/advocacy12In fact… You can retain copyright if you choose Your IP rights are not affected There may be peer review/quality control06 March 2013
  10. 10. 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)06 March 2013
  11. 11. 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)06 March 2013
  12. 12. Finding Open Access material Metalib Subject category: Open Access http://www.doaj.org/ Directory of Open Access Journals BL Ethos for UK theses http://oaister.worldcat.org/ 25 million records worldwide06 March 2013
  13. 13. Promoting your OA work Use social media eg 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/06 March 2013
  14. 14. Open data Funders increasingly require datasets to be available forre-use Complexity of social science datahttp://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2013/02/12/confidentiality-and-open-access-to-research-data/ Importance of data cleansing as you go along06 March 2013
  15. 15. References http://www.uea.ac.uk/is/collections/researchsupport/openaccess http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/ http://sparceurope.org/ http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/06 March 2013

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