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Open Access for Research: A Librarian Overview

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  • 1. Presentation Outline
  • 2. http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/2582125/UJ_Open_Access_Week_2010
  • 3. Why do we promote Open Access (OA)? Open Access provide free, immediate, online access to the published results of scholarly research • About 25,000 peer-reviewed journals are published worldwide • Universities and research institutions afford to subscribe to a fraction of those journals • That means that research is having only a fraction of its potential usage and impact • If 100% of research articles were freely accessible through OA, then the usage, impact, productivity and progress of research would be maximised. “Scientific Dissemination using Open Access”
  • 4. UJ Subscription-based Databases Over 150 Databases in 2011; Over R 7.5 millions
  • 5. http://www.univen.ac.za/library_databases.html Only 12 Databases + 2 Open Access Journals collections The lack of Databases subscriptions, will restrict students access to information and consequently will lead to low research output.
  • 6. Open Access Journal Collections & Web Resources
  • 7. Open Access for Researchers • Open Access - maximises the access to research findings, - increases research impact to a wider readership, - expands shared knowledge across scientific field, - make your research output more visible to researchers elsewhere, and make research from elsewhere more accessible to them, - increases the citation impact of the author, - over time increases the journal impact factor (?)
  • 8. What else do Researchers need to know about OA? • What OA journals exist in your research field? - Open Science Directory, PubMed Central, PloS, ... • What Institutional Repository your institution use and how a researchers can benefit from it? - UJDigispace, IRSpace, OpenDOAR, ROAR • Publishing in subscription-based journals, can limit your readership • Publishing your pre-print article in OA repositories can enlarge your readership and citation impact: Arxiv.org; UJDigispace. • Deposit your post-prints in a OA repository: UJDigispace • As a Researcher you have an option to publish in Accredited Open Access Journals (AOAJSA, cont.)
  • 9. Accredited Open Access Journals – South Africa (AOAJSA) http://www.ais.up.ac.za/aoajsa.htm
  • 10. Funding for publishing in OA Journals • Funding options for OA journals and researchers: - OA journals do not generate revenue - OA Publishers receive funding in exchange for advertising on their web - Some OA journals require payments from the Authors for article submission - Government can subsidise OA publishers/institutions for producing freely available information - International funding agencies (Collaboration) - Institutional/University Membership paid on behalf of the Authors
  • 11. AFRICAN & SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL COLLECTIONS 1. SABINET: African Journals Online Archives 2. SABINET: Open Access South African Journals 3. SciElo (Academy of Science of South Africa – ASSAF)
  • 12. African Journals Online Archives: Free Access to Journals with a focus in Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • 13. African Journals Archive http://www.ajarchive.org
  • 14. Open Access to Current South African Journals • The collection currently comprises 46 South African journals (12 titles are discontinued) • Multidisciplinary collection • Searched individually • 6 000 + full-text articles in PDF • 15 Accredited/Approved Journals (DoE, ISI, IBSS) • The copyright of each journal in this collection resides with the publisher of the journal. • The journals are also available on SA ePublications database http://www.sabinet.co.za/?page=open-access-journals
  • 15. http://www.sabinet.co.za/?page=open-access-journals
  • 16. http://www.scielo.org.za The Scientific Electronic Library Online Academy of Science of South Africa - ASSAf
  • 17. SOUTH AFRICAN & INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES (IR) UJDigispace : UJ IR IRSpace: South African IR Open DOAR: International IR Directory ROAR: Registry of OA Repository Driver: IR for European Research
  • 18. UJDigiSpace: University of Johannesburg Institutional Repository http://ujdigispace.uj.ac.za:8080/dspace/
  • 19. http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=013518019117943970829%3Atlw8-sayn_q
  • 20. Open DOAR http://www.opendoar.org/search.php
  • 21. Registry of Open Access Repository (ROAR) http://roar.eprints.org/
  • 22. Driver for European Research http://search.driver.research-infrastructures.eu/
  • 23. OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL COLLECTIONS
  • 24. http://www.opensciencedirectory.net/
  • 25. http://atoz.ebsco.com/titles.asp?id=8623&sid=128711641&TabID=2
  • 26. http://www.doaj.org
  • 27. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc
  • 28. http://www.plos.org/journals
  • 29. BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine Academic Open Access web resources http://www.base-search.net
  • 30. http://www.bentham.org/open/tobiocj/index.htm
  • 31. Golonka Resources e-Math for Africa; e-Physics for Africa; e-Chemistry for Africa e-Physics for Africa: http://physics.golonka.se/ e-Math for Africa: http://math.golonka.se/ e-Chemistry for Africa: http://chemistry.golonka.se/ The main purpose is to promote the use of Open Access journals and other scientific resources, as well as being a platform for consortia building.
  • 32. http://arxiv.org
  • 33. http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596
  • 34. Open Access Publishers: some statistics http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1010/1010.0506.pdf
  • 35. http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1010/1010.0506.pdf Commercial Publishers with hybrid option
  • 36. LIBRARY USER EDUCATION Searching for Open Access Journals: • UJLink (Library Catalogue) • A-to-Z list • Open Science Directory • Google Scholar
  • 37. Biochemistry 1B Practical, Aug 2010: Library Training 2 Open Access journals to write a research report
  • 38. Search for Journals & Journal Articles http://ujsciencelibrarian.pbwiki.com/Biochemistry
  • 39. Case: A-to-Z Journals How to Find Online Journals/Books Result List Type the title
  • 40. UJLink: Library Catalogue (http://ujlink.uj.ac.za/) List of Databases Your Library Account Search for Print & Online Journals & Books
  • 41. Open Science Directory Freely available scholarly journals
  • 42. Google Scholar (Academic articles) (http://scholar.google.com)
  • 43. PROMOTING OPEN ACCESS @ UJ
  • 44. Promoting Open Access (OA) @ UJ in 2009 • March 2009: UJ Institutional Repository (IR) officially launched (UJDigispace: http://ujdigispace.uj.ac.za:8080/dspace/ • August 2009: Open Access Resources Portal for Sciences http://ujscienceslibrarynews.wordpress.com/open-access-oa/ • October 2009: Library initiative in promoting OA - 3 UJ Intranet circular/notifications - Brochures - Exhibition on each Campus Library - Open access T-shirts, notepads, etc. - Talk about OA & IR during open access week - A post on the UJ Sciences Librarian blog, e-mail to the Faculty of Science academics
  • 45. Initiatives and Raising Awareness of Open Access & Institutional Repository @ UJ in 2010 • UJ Open Access Mandate • Institutional Repository & Faculty initiatives (ongoing) • Library Open Access group meetings • Join into the South African Open Access community • Official UJ IR website • Library Open Access week (18-24 Oct) initiatives: - OA flyers & posters - Exhibitions, video screening & Talks on each Campus Library - Open Access Day Seminar, 19 Oct 2010 - Awareness with social tools: Facebook, Twitter, blog post
  • 46. APK display for OA Week 2010
  • 47. UJ Institutional Repository/Open Access Portal http://www.uj.ac.za/EN/Library/Services/Institutional%20Repository/Pages/Features.aspx
  • 48. UJ Sciences Open Access Portal http://ujscienceslibrarynews.wordpress.com/open-access-oa OA portal views: 392 OA blog post 2009: 44 OA blog post 2010: 5
  • 49. Open Access & Institutional Repository: Way forward for UJ • UJ Open Access Mandate • UJ Digispace and deposition of research output • Building UJ OA Community • Discuss UJ Institutional Membership to Open Access Publishers • Collaborate in creation of new UJ Open Access Journals • Join the world OA movement • Open Educational Webcasting (lectures; training) • Raising awareness of OA & IR among our peers
  • 50. Open Access Book http://sdu.ictp.it/openaccess/book.html
  • 51. Pavlinka Kovatcheva E-mail: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za UJ Sciences Portal: http://ujsciencelibrarian.pbworks.com/FrontPage Slideshare presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/pavlinka163/presentations Thank you