OAPEN Göttingen workshop may 9 2012

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OAPEN Göttingen workshop may 9 2012

  1. 1. OA Monographs in international perspectiveWorkshop der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft Göttingen, 9. Mai 2012 Eelco Ferwerda OAPEN foundation
  2. 2. OA Monographs in international perspective Short introduction to OAPEN OAPEN Library DOAB Funding OA monographs Different models and examples  OAPEN’s approach  Pilots in UK and NL  New projects: Sweden, EU Recommendations
  3. 3. OAPEN provides a platform for the dissemination of OA books through the OAPEN Library – a quality controlled collection of OA books – improving discoverability and usageOAPEN develops Open Access models for books and takes part in projects to publish Open Access monographs with academic publishers and fundersOAPEN develops services for stakeholders in OA book publishing, such as the recently launched Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB – www.doabooks.org)
  4. 4. Knowledge Exchange briefing paperAbout monographs:Traditional models for monograph publishing are losing sustainability, even with substantial public fundingPaper proposes a new model for monographs: primarily as an electronic resource available on Open AccessWould reduce costs as printed edition could become a seperate service provided as print-on-demand
  5. 5. Open Monographs: examples
  6. 6. Open Monographs: funding models• OA edition + sold edition – All• Institutional support for press – National Academies Press, Athabasca University Press Australian National University Press (ANU)• Library-Press collaboration – Mpublishing/Michigan UP, Göttingen UP• Value added services – Bloomsbury Academic, OpenEdition Freemium• Author side publication fee – Some Research Councils - Netherlands and Austria Knowledge Unlatched – Frances Pinter Amsterdam University Press
  7. 7. OpenEdition Freemium Licensing model for libraries Introduced as pilot Based on combination of free content in HTML + premium content (PDF, e-pub) and services Revenues split 1/3-2/3 between OpenEdition and publishers Intended to: – make OA content discoverable – provide a business model for OA content – help sustain platform http://www.openedition.org
  8. 8. Australian National University PressInstitutional support + shared infrastructureE-press publishing OA monographsCosts covered by ANU’s information budgetCentral ICT servicesDistributed editorial model: 20 E-press Editorial BoardsPrinciples:- Press is seen as part of of Scholarly communication infrastructure- Press uses existing University ICT infrastructureColin Steele:‘…there is no point in supporting key academic research if there is no means of distributing and accessing it effectively’
  9. 9. ‘Knowledge Unlatched’ – Frances PinterLibraries form a global consortiumUse their existing acquisitions budgetSelect individually, purchase collectivelyPrice based on fixed or ‘first digital copy’ costsLibraries receive value-added editionMonographs are then published Open AccessPilot being prepared for 2013Support from Australia and USA (ARL)Help from the ‘Big Innovation Centre’ (UK)
  10. 10. Gold Open Access publication fundsResearch councils pay for OA deposit of publicationsRestricted to publications based on funded researchEither as incentive for Open Access or mandatedPrinciples:- Results from publicly funded research should be publicly available- Funds for OA publication fees should be open for articles and booksExamples:
  11. 11. OAPEN’s approach to OA books Hybrid model: Online and Print  Basic online edition is free (OA edition)  Other editions (print, PoD or e-pub) are sold Publishers can charge publication fee for OA edition Authors retain copyright  Recommending CC licenses Shared infrastructure  Deposit, dissemination (OAPEN Library)  Preservation (with E-depot KB)
  12. 12. Two pilots trying out model: OAPEN-UK OAPEN-NLProject management Project management:  JISC Collections  OAPEN FoundationFunding: Funding:  JISC Collections  Netherlands Organization for Scientific  Arts and Humanities Research Research (NWO) Council  Ministry of Education, Culture & ScienceMeasuring effect of OA on usage and Measuring effect on usage and salessales + +stakeholder needs and attitudes research into publishing costs:regarding OA for books:  3 years (2 years + 1 year monitoring)  3 years (1 year + 2 years monitoring)  Start October 1, 2010  Start May 1, 2011  Open to all academic publishers  Open to all academic publishers  Books published between Jan 1, 2011 -  Books published before January 2011 Aug 1, 2012  Approx. 40 books + control group  Approx. 50 books + control group (‘matched pairs’)  Maximum contribution € 5000/book  Contribution £ 6000/book
  13. 13. New projects: Sweden ‘Towards quality controlled Open Access Monographs in Sweden - exploring the possibilities of a consortium based approach’ Initiative of National Library and funder of research to bring together a number of universities / university libraries and academic presses to improve the Swedish situation for monographs: – ensure effective dissemination based on Open Access – coordinate quality control and share specific services – using existing funds for books
  14. 14. New projects: EU (project bid) ‘Creating a Shared European Infrastructure for Gold Open Access Publishing’ LERU initiative lead by UCL with lead partners AUP and OAPEN Universities / university libraries and some university presses: – Coordinated approach to publish OA monographs from each of the participating universities – Share infrastructure and e-publishing services – Joint editorial board ensuring consistent quality standards
  15. 15. RecommendationsWhen exploring a transition to OA monographs: Think about existing funds for books: – Perhaps it’s more about new policies than new money? Think about quality assurance as part of the transition: – There is a clear need for new transparency in peer review Think about a joint infrastructure and services – E-publishing enables new collaborative models – More efficient and more effective
  16. 16. Thank youVisit us at www.oapen.org Join our network Contact Eelco Ferwerda e.ferwerda@oapen.org

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