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

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

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

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