Open Access Overview, Libraries All-Staff Meeting, 10/22/08
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Open Access Overview, Libraries All-Staff Meeting, 10/22/08 Open Access Overview, Libraries All-Staff Meeting, 10/22/08 Presentation Transcript

  • Open Access Publishing: What you need to know Elizabeth Brown Scholarly Communications Committee Libraries All-Staff Meeting Wednesday, October 22, 2008
  • Outline
    • What is Open Access (OA) and how does it work?
    • Who pays for content?
    • Types of Open Access
    • How does this effect the Libraries?
    • More information
  • What is Open Access?
    • New pet-door device for homeowners
    • Level of security clearance in the Pentagon
    • Brand of flash drives
    • Publishing model where creators of work pay for making content available
  • How did Open Access Happen?
    • The internet made sharing scholarly electronic journals cheaper and easier than in print.
    • Prices of journals skyrocketed during the 1990s. Few people had access to most scholarly work.
  • How does Open Access work?
    • OA journals charge authors for article submissions.
    • Traditional subscriptions are eliminated.
    • Some journals are a combination of OA and subscription content.
    • Some articles are kept as a subscription for a limited period of time (embargoed), then made freely available.
  • Open Access
    • Free, immediate, permanent, full-text, online access to digital scientific and scholarly material (primarily research articles published in peer-reviewed journals) for everyone.
    • Anyone, anywhere, anytime* can link, read, download, store, print and use the digital contents of the article.
    • * embargo periods may apply
  • Funding Models - OA
    • Page Charges
      • Authors
      • Grants, Foundations
      • Institutional memberships
    • Advertising
    • Professional Societies
      • conference programming
      • individual membership dues
    • Library
  • Color Codes
    • Gold OA : Publisher makes material available free online from author fees or other sources.
    • Green OA : Author deposits article in an institutional or subject-based online archive.
  • What does this mean for Libraries?
    • Fewer traditional subscriptions.
    • More journals with a mixture of Open Access and subscription content, usually within a single issue.
    • Embargo periods for journal articles will vary depending on the journal and author choice.
    • Authors have more direct contact with publishers – will this cut out the library?
  • More information on OA
    • Open Access Day, October 14, 2008
    • http:// openaccessday.org /
    • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    • http:// www.doaj.org /
    • SPARC Open Data
    • http://www.arl.org/sparc/opendata/
    • Creative Commons
    • http://creativecommons.org/
    • Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS)
    • http:// www.opensource.org /