Some background• Why am I talking about Open Access (OA)? – Traditional publishing is broken (See slide 5) – Harvard has given up trying to be comprehensive (See video and slides from Dr. Shieber)• Other than being a librarian interested in OA, I am also on the editorial board of the OA journal, Collaborative Librarianship.
What do I mean by the subtitle?• Scholars need to take care of the scholarly publishing system, not just drink the free articles paid for by libraries.
What is it?• There are different types of OA, and many different terms are bandied about.• Gold OA “is provided by authors publishing in an open access journal that provides immediate OA to all of its articles on the publishers website.” [bold is my emphasis.]• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access_%2 8publishing%29
What is it?• Green OA “is provided by authors publishing in any journal and then self‐archiving their postprints in their institutional repository or on some other OA website.”• Also from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access_%2 8publishing%29
Other variants?• Yes, there are other types such as hybrid journals, partial open access, delayed open access and others.
Funding Models• Many variants of this, too.• Some people confuse funding models with the OA end results. – Author (or research funder) pays a fee – Institutional sponsorship – Advertisements support the journal – Donations to the journal from readers
Other Misunderstandings• From the April 2009 SPARC Open Access Newsletter, by Peter Suber• “The woods are full of misunderstandings about OA. They thrive in almost every habitat, and the population soars whenever a major institution adopts an OA policy.”• http://www.arl.org/sparc/publications/articles /openaccess_fieldguide.shtml
Who?• Peter Suber is a big proponent• Heather Joseph from the Association of Research Libraries. She came to speak at DU last Fall Quarter.• John Wilbanks (Interview and video)• Stuart Shieber at Harvard
Where can I find OA journals?• DOAJ• http://www.doaj.org/
What are publisher policies?• Sherpa Romeo database• http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/
Can Faculty at DU post their articles somewhere?• http://adr.coalliance.org/codu/fez/• Other departments also have websites, such as the Math Department.• http://www.du.edu/nsm/departments/mathe matics/research/preprintseries.html
Getting used to change• Faculty want to publish in the best journals possible to get the widest circulation of their ideas.• Some departments have lists of journals, and some OA journals are not on those lists.• But, some faculty are seeing the light.• They want high quality peer review, copy editing, layout, and more. They can get that with OA journals.
Where can I get more information?• http://libguides.du.edu/scoa• http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm• http://scholcomm.acrl.ala.org/• http://www.arl.org/sparc/• http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation‐biblio.html• http://openaccessweek.org/
What is the Social Media Connection?• Sharing is key.• Authors are learning to retain their copyright, and to use creative commons licenses of their work. • http://scholars.sciencecommons.org/• http://creativecommons.org/• http://thepowerofopen.org/
Questions?• Or, if you think of a question later…• email@example.com• @jokrausdu• 303‐871‐4586• http://www.delicious.com/jokrausdu/open_access• This presentation will be put onto slideshare with a cc license.