Promotion of open access repositories

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Presented at Open Access and the Evolving Scholarly Communication Environment workshop, July 10 2012, Makerere University, Uganda.

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Promotion of open access repositories

  1. 1. Promotion of openaccess repositoriesIryna KuchmaOpen Access Programme ManagerOpen Access and the Evolving Scholarly CommunicationEnvironment workshop, July 10 2012, Makerere Universitywww.eifl.net Attribution 3.0 Unported
  2. 2. Open repository forresearchers Long term preservation and back-up Usage statisticsWeb-presences – personal profiles, actual CVs, publication lists Opportunities Citations Collaborative projects Financing
  3. 3. Open repository for research managersInformation management & Research management Quality assurance: statistics, web metrics, etc Web-presences – personal profiles Marketing Competitiveness Print-on-demand Virtual learning environment
  4. 4. Open repository for managers (2) OpportunitiesCollaborative projects / Financing / Good students
  5. 5. Advocacy Options Top-downExplore institutional requirement for deposit(mandates);Obtain supporting statements from the veryhighest level of the institution;Invite stakeholders to join repository steeringgroups to assist in exploring uniqueinstitutional challenges; influencing thestrategic position of the repository;
  6. 6. Advocacy Options Top-down (2)Keep the Pro-VC for research (or similar) andkey committees informed of developmentsand successes. This ensures the repositoryis embedded in the organisation(The Digital Repositories infoKit:http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/repositories/management-framework/options)
  7. 7. Advocacy Options Bottom-upLocate repository champions. Enthusiasticearly adopters can act as change agents,taking your messages out on a peer-to-peerbasis;Demonstrate how new researchers cancontribute, and gain a flying start to theircareers. Repository usage statistics canprovide powerful encouragement;
  8. 8. Advocacy Options Bottom-up (2)Engage students, especially graduates, bypromoting the use of OA research material.In turn they will influence their peers &mentors;Inform & involve support staff, ensuring theyunderstand the importance of the repositoryto the institutions strategy(The Digital Repositories infoKit:http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/repositories/management-framework/options)
  9. 9. Advocacy Options TargetedIdentify so-called green publishers - thosewho allow self-archiving in any form - andthen asking the academics who havepublished in those journals for permission todeposit those papers in the institutionsinstitutional repository. To check the list ofpublisher copyright policies on self-archiving,visit RoMEO.
  10. 10. Advocacy Options Targeted (2)Work with departments most likely to benefit fromthe repository, such as:- those reviewing research management/reportingprocesses;- subject areas with Funder Mandates;- those whos academics publish in wide range ofjournal publications;- subject areas with OA services such as PubMedCentral and Arxiv (The Digital Repositories infoKit:http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/repositories/management-framework/options)
  11. 11. MarketingMarketing your Institutional Repository: http://bit.ly/Ky6Bdo
  12. 12. Thank you! Questions?iryna.kuchma@eifl.net

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