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    • Mary Molinaro
      Associate Dean for
      Library Technologies
      University of Kentucky Libraries
      Open Access to Your Content and Why You Should Care
    • What I Will Talk About
      The historic publishing model
      How scholarship is being transformed
      Specifically what can you do to make sure your work is accessible
    • The System as it Was
    • What Happened?
    • The System with Commercial Publishers
      PROFIT
    • Example Titles and Cost
      Journal of applied polymer science $23,661
      Brain research $23,606
      Chemical physics letters $15,626
      Tetrahedron letters $14,837
      Mutation research $14,384
      Journal of organometallic chemistry $13,774
    • The System is No Longer Working
    • http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/57728/
    • Economic Pressures on Libraries
      UCSF – cancelled 118 print & 115 online subscriptions
      Univ of WA – cancelled 1,600 print and electronic journals
      Univ of VA – cancelled 1,169 journals
      Georgia State – canceled 441 and is considering cancelling 1,092 more
      New Mexico State (NMSU) – cancelled 700 journal and database subscriptions
    • @mkirschenbaum
      according to our library, ADE Bulletin transitioning to online-only, w/ institutional subscriptions zooming from $52/yr to $850. [+]
      @mkirschenbaum
      natch, they're considering dropping the subscription. Sure am glad I negotiated for open access before placing my work there.
    • The System is No Longer Working
      Research is publicly funded
      Authors sign away rights in order to publish – related to tenure
      Author gets no tangible reward
      Economic barriers = decreased access
    • An Access Model
      Freely available
      Online
      Scholarly and royalty free
      Can be used with minimal restrictions
      -Budapest Open Access Initiative (2002)
    • How Scholarship is Being Transformed
      An information rich environment
      New tools for collaboration
      Funders support sharing
    • Information Rich Environment
      Some scholarship is digital only or can only be understood in digital form
      Most scholarly literature is now created in digital form
    • New Tools for Collaboration
      Digital scholarship facilitates interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations
      Scholars can easily share information even though they are geographically separated
      Rapid development of ad hoc communities of scholars
    • Increased Access
      Open access increases research impact
      Open access articles are most often cited
      Increased visibility for research
    • Funders Support Sharing
      And in some cases require it
      NIH – must deposit papers in PubMedCentral
      NSF – must submit a data management plan
      FRPAA – Federal Research Public Access Act
      Public policy is moving in the direction of providing taxpayers access to
      research results.
    • Know Your Rights
      It is very important that you know your rights as an author
    • The Author is the Copyright Holder
      You hold the copyright unless and untilyou transfer the rights to someone else
    • Assigning your rights matters
      If you transfer copyright of your work without retaining rights such as reproduction, distribution, or modification you must gain permission from the holder of the rights to do any of the above.
    • The Copyright Holder Controls the Work
      If the author has not retained rights then permission must be sought to place on course web sites, copy it for students, or to reuse portions in a subsequent work.
    • It’s Not All or Nothing!
      An author can transfer copyright while still retaining some rights.
      SPARC Author Addendum can guide you through this process
      http://www.arl.org/sparc/author/addendum.shtml
    • Strategy 1 – Open Access Journals
      http://www.doaj.org/
    • Strategy 2 – Open Access Repositories
    • Strategy 3 – Managing copyright
      Ensure maximum distribution and use of scholarly work
    • Strategy 4 - Advocacy
      As a researcher and author
      As a reviewer
      As an editor
      As a society member
      As a faculty member
      As a citizen
    • http://www.createchange.org/
    • http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/
    • http://www.taxpayeraccess.org/
    • http://creativecommons.org/
    • In Summary
      Publish in open access journals
      To increase use and impact of your research deposit the work in an open repository
      Know your rights as an author
      Advocate for open access
    • Image Credits
      http://picasaweb.google.com/roy.crabtree
      http://thisisthestoryof.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/1book41.jpg
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/spursfan_ace/2328879637/in/photostream/
    • Mary Molinaro
      molinaro@uky.edu
      @marymolinaro
      Questions? Thoughts?