How Digital Libraries Can Create a Culture of Open Access on Campus

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From a panel at the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries with Spencer D. C. Keralis, Kris Helge, Laura Waugh, Shannon Stark, and Anjum Najmi. …

From a panel at the 2013 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries with Spencer D. C. Keralis, Kris Helge, Laura Waugh, Shannon Stark, and Anjum Najmi.

As Open Access has flourished into an International movement that is shaping the progressive landscape of scholarly communication, a growing number of institutions are implementing policy changes aimed at the higher institutional levels. Policy implementation, however, is only the one step in creating a culture of Open Access on a campus.

Digital Libraries have led the movement by instituting Institutional Repositories for scholarly works and research data, but it has become increasingly evident that academic institutions must implement strategies for raising the awareness of Open Access and promoting the involvement of their academic scholars and students. It is no longer a question of whether or not to promote the open accessibility of these works among our academic community, but how best to do so.

This roundtable discussion will offer ideas, strategies, and thoughtful conversations on how to equip a campus with the resources it needs to promote and assist researchers in adopting Open Access. This panel will feature faculty; a graduate student; scholarly communications, institutional repository, and strategic projects librarians to provide a balanced perspective of Open Access implementation at one Texas institution.

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  • 1. How Digital Libraries can Create aCulture of Open Access on CampusTCDL 2013
  • 2. The Graduate StudentAnjum NajmiUniversity of North TexasTCDL 2013anjum.najmi@unt.eduGraduatestudentideascollaborate researchpublish
  • 3. Why• Open Access supports scholarship• OA provides greater dissemination of work• OA makes it easier to publish• OA provides equal opportunity for publishing• OA advocates for intellectual ownership/copyright• OA is free of cost• OA provides options
  • 4. Challengeso Educate yourself about Open Accesso Look beyond the Mythso Adopt new practices to publisho Advocate
  • 5. What can graduate students do?• Begin the conversation• Stay Informed• Learn about tools to support Open Access• Attend Open Access Symposium• Attend International Open Access Week
  • 6. UNT Scholarly WorksLaura WaughUniversity of North TexasTCDL
  • 7. UNT Scholarly Works• Open Access Repository• Houses Open Access Policy articles• Houses all scholarly output of our universityoPresentations, reports, posters, etc.
  • 8. Challenges• Changing publishing habits• Fear and negative connotations• Promotion and tenure• Open access publishing fees
  • 9. Progress• Open Access Policy• Collaborative efforts• Word of mouth• Recognition awards• Campus-wide initiatives
  • 10. Open Access Initiatives• Key is communication and awarenessoNetworking and visibilityoInternational Open Access WeekoUNT Open Access SymposiumoMeetings and presentationsoEducation and discussions
  • 11. Scholarly CommunicationsKris HelgeUniversity of North TexasTCDL
  • 12. Basic copyrights• Distribute• Reproduce• Create derivatives• Display• PerformoMust have a modicum of creativity• Recipe
  • 13. Exceptions• 17 in all• 110(1), 110(2), 107, 108…• Do these apply to data?
  • 14. Data and copyright• Open access• Creative Commons• CC0
  • 15. Promoting Open Access at UNTShannon StarkUniversity of North TexasTCDL | @OASymposium
  • 16. Open Access Week• Global event• OA Week 2012 on UNT CampusoFaculty PaneloPoster WorkshopoStudent Panel
  • 17. Open Access SymposiumFirst event took place on May 18, 2010http://openaccess.unt.eduBenefits:1. Promote awareness on campus2. Keep up to date with new trends and current events in the field3. Promote university as a key player in the Open Access movement4. Builds collaborative relationships
  • 18. Programming on Your CampusPotential ObstaclesLack of FundingGenerating InterestMaintaining momentumSolutions- Diversify your funding model.- Seek help from beyond yourinstitution.- Start in your own department- Consider your audience- Plan ahead, don’t let OA fallbehind
  • 19. From Local Policy toGlobal VisionSpencer KeralisUniversity of North TexasTCDL | @UNTDiSCo | @hauntologist
  • 20. UNT’s Open Access PolicyPublic TrustOPEN ACCESS, SELF-ARCHIVING,AND LONG-TERM DIGITALSTEWARDSHIP FOR UNIVERSITY OFNORTH TEXAS SCHOLARLY WORKS(17.5) is obligated to make its facultyscholarship available to the widestpossible audience by adopting an openaccess mechanism for UNT CommunityMembers’ scholarly products. Increasedaccess and visibility of the scholarshipserve UNT Community Members’ interestsby promoting greater reach and impact,and the University’s and its communitymembers’ status and reputation areenhanced when the scholarship is easilydiscoverable and accessible.
  • 21. UNT’s Open Access PolicyLibrariesOPEN ACCESS, SELF-ARCHIVING,AND LONG-TERM DIGITALSTEWARDSHIP FOR UNIVERSITY OFNORTH TEXAS SCHOLARLY WORKS(17.5) Libraries play an essential role inproviding broad access to communitymembers’ scholarly works and ensuringlong-term stewardship and preservationof these works, irrespective of format. UNTCommunity Members recognize thepotential of open access as a means tocarry out their commitment todisseminate the products of theirscholarship.
  • 22. The Denton DeclarationMay 22, 2012 at the University of North Texas• Open access to research data is critical for advancing science,scholarship, and society.• Research data, when repurposed, has an accretive value.• Publicly funded research should be publicly available for public good.• Transparency in research is essential to sustain the public trust.• The validation of research data by the peer community is an essentialfunction of the responsible conduct of research.• Managing research data is the responsibility of a broad community ofstakeholders including researchers, funders, institutions, libraries,archivists, and the public.
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