Global OA Policy in the MainstreamPolicy workshop, University of Namibia 22 May 2012
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
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)
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
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?
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?
Will this help us align our strategicresearch goals with a wider range of measures?
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
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