Open access to your contentPresentation Transcript
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
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
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
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