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Presentation at the launch of the third series of workshops for the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme at the University of Namibia in June 2012

Presentation at the launch of the third series of workshops for the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme at the University of Namibia in June 2012

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  • 1. Global OA Policy in the MainstreamPolicy workshop, University of Namibia 22 May 2012
  • 2. UNam Research Strategy• A commitment to Open Access and an innovation policy for industry partnership• Aims to be locally relevant by addressing local research needs while remaining internationally competitive and engaged• Recognizes the importance of collaborative interdisciplinary research as a key to international competitiveness• Strives to balance teaching and learning and research loads to ensure effective research performance
  • 3. Open Access is now in the mainstream
  • 4. What does this mean in terms ofinstitutional and national policy development?
  • 5. A changing context – International organisations
  • 6. UNESCO OA Initiative
  • 7. UNESCO Policy Guidelines• Primary focus on journals, ‘green’ and ‘gold’ routes• “Peer reviewed publications’ are the basis• Acknowledges the problem of ‘grey’ literature• Associated policies – IP policy – Licensing – policy for author publication contracts (‘addenda’ toolkits)
  • 8. The World Bank adopts OA
  • 9. World Bank guidelines• Using open licences (CC-BY) to encourage take-up and reversioning of publications• Requiring OA deposit of all publications (including books)• Requiring deposit of books published by outside publishers on a CC BY ND licences
  • 10. FAO – publication and ‘translation’
  • 11. A changing context – national and regional governments
  • 12. UK Research Council
  • 13. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmsctech/856/85602.htm
  • 14. The UK government hires Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia to advise on national OA policyWiLLGT09 Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported WiLLGT09
  • 15. South AfricaThe Green Paper for post-school education and training
  • 16. Intellectual Property Policy
  • 17. IP for Public Justice
  • 18. http://infojustice.org/washington-declaration
  • 19. Institutional IP policy – JISC guidelines
  • 20. http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/intellect_property.pdf
  • 21. Policy implications in an African context• Is there likely to be a shift away from the current scientometrics towards alternative measurement of research performance?• What are the implications for publishing policy and practice at institutional and national levels?• What needs to be done about IP policy development and updating?
  • 22. Measures of national innovation• Will there be a change in the expectation of patent and copyright production as the core measures of research contribution?• In that situation, what are the measures that we would like to see – what do we want to measure?• What reward systems to we need to put in place to back up our strategies?
  • 23. What do we measure?
  • 24. Altmetrics
  • 25. Google Scholar Metrics
  • 26. Will this help us align our strategicresearch goals with a wider range of measures?
  • 27. URLs• UNESCO OA Strategy http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/ CI/images/GOAP/OAF2011/213342e.pdf• World Bank OA Strategyhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/04/16200740/world-bank-open-access-policy-formal-publications• JISC Draft Institutional IP Policyhttp://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2009/scaiprtoolkit/3draftiprstatement.aspx
  • 28. URLs contd• FAO CIARD publication strategyhttp://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/images/GOAP/OAF2011/6.2_Rudgard.pdf• Altmetricshttp://altmetrics.org/manifesto/• Total Impacthttp://total-impact.org/about• IP for Public Justicehttp://infojustice.org/home