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Open Access @ UPEI 2013

Open Access @ UPEI 2013



A presentation used to promote open access, data and textbooks at UPEI during Open Access week.

A presentation used to promote open access, data and textbooks at UPEI during Open Access week.



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    Open Access @ UPEI 2013 Open Access @ UPEI 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • OPEN ACCESS @ UPEI: 2013 Mark Leggott, Robertson Library
    • TOPICS ๏ Open Foundations ๏ IslandScholar and Open Access ๏ Open Data ๏ Open Textbooks
    • CONTEXT ๏ Beall’s List creator sued by OMICS ๏ Dale Askey sued by Edwin Mellen Press ๏ Publishers “double-dipping” practices even when faced with mandates ๏ Rising cost of journals
    • OA ON TRIAL? ๏ Science issue features an article by John Bohannon - OA journals + bogus article ๏ Selected “underclass of journals”, a number of which accepted the article ๏ Some belonged to publishers like Sage, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer and others ๏ Suggestion of article was OA encourages
    • CORE OF OA ๏ Bohannon article is an indictment of shoddy peer review and business practice ๏ Nothing to do with OA ๏ OA is a philosophy designed to make advances in research available to all, regardless of $$, not a publishing process
    • F1000RESEARCH ๏ New effort by creator of BioMed Central example of new approach to peer review ๏ Instant publication (internal review) ๏ Open peer review ๏ Open comments ๏ Release of full data set
    • VALUE OF OA ๏ Research made more widely available ๏ Increasing citations/impact factor ๏ Facilitate interdisciplinarity & collaboration ๏ Responds to “public good” argument for research outputs in general
    • UPEI OA POLICY ๏ Approved in 2012, encourages scholars: ๏ to deposit research output in IslandScholar and retain copyright when possible ๏ to consider open access options ๏ to deposit research data in a VRE
    • ISLANDSCHOLAR ๏ UPEI’s institutional repository ๏ provides access to scholar’s citations and where available, article/data ๏ currently has 8,300+ citations ๏ facilitates deposit under OA Policy ๏ Islandora system is the foundation
    • DRAFT TRI-AGENCY OAP ๏ SSHRC/CIHR/NSERC have released a Draft OA Policy - Sept 1, 2014 proposes: ๏ journal publications only ๏ REQUIREMENT to deposit ๏ CIHR open data REQUIREMENT
    • OPEN DATA ๏ “trust, but verify” core of research ๏ Increasing interest in having access to data, collaborators and funders ๏ Open Data generally implies open and unfettered access to data ๏ Providing controlled access is also possible via systems like UPEI’s VRE
    • REPRODUCIBILITY ๏ Increasingly of interest, especially in disciplines like health ๏ Goal is to provide data and all information needed to duplicate research ๏ One interest is responding to recent studies that suggests vast majority of research is NOT reproducible
    • CHANGING LANDSCAPES REPRODUCIBLE NOT 1990 60 60 45 45 30 30 15 15 0 0 2013 REPRODUCIBLE RESEARCH NEGATIVE RESULTS PUBLISHED Economist: How science goes wrong. October 18, 2013.
    • VRE SERVICE ๏ Can provide range of service from online presence to data repository with backup and preservation ๏ UPEI now able to assign DOI’s for data ๏ Linkages to IslandScholar records ๏ Increase discoverability and citations
    • DATACITE DOIS ๏ Unique identifiers for datasets, provide: ๏ easy reuse/verification of data ๏ impact of data can be tracked ๏ facilitates recognition of data producers ๏ Links back to scholar record/IR
    • DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP ๏ Tri-agency+CFI+GenomeC consultation ๏ proposing a collective realignment of funding policies that will help promote excellence in data-management practices in agencyfunded projects ๏ Responses accepted up to Dec 16/2013
    • OPEN TEXTBOOKS ๏ Recent effort to facilitate discussion of making open textbooks available at UPEI ๏ 1st-year programs a focus, all of interest ๏ Business, Biology, Chemistry, RS ๏ 2-4th-year courses also considered ๏ Initial savings to students $30,000+