Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

The OSC at Cambridge - a lightning tour

1,033 views

Published on

This is a short run through the activities of the Office of Scholarly Communication at the University of Cambridge presented to the Cambridge University Press Library Board meeting on 28 November 2016.

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

The OSC at Cambridge - a lightning tour

  1. 1. Office of Scholarly Communication The OSC at Cambridge – a lightning tour CUP Librarian panel 28 November 2016 Dr Danny Kingsley Head of Scholarly Communication University of Cambridge @dannykay68
  2. 2. OSC Initiative of the University Library & the Research Office http://www.osc.cam.ac.uk/
  3. 3. OSC Strategic goals Our value statement The Office of Scholarly Communication works in a transparent and rigorous manner to provide recognised leadership and innovation in the open conduct and dissemination of research at Cambridge University through collaborative engagement with the research community and relevant stakeholders. http://osc.cam.ac.uk/about-scholarly-communication/strategic- goals-office-scholarly-communication
  4. 4. OSC Training Of the library and research community
  5. 5. OSC Two programmes for library staff Supporting Researchers in the 21st century http://osc.cam.ac.uk/training/supporting- researchers-21st-century-programme Research Support Ambassador Programme http://osc.cam.ac.uk/training/research- support-ambassador-programme
  6. 6. OSC Training of the research community http://osc.cam.ac.uk/training/phd- training-sessions http://osc.cam.ac.uk/training/pas t-events-researchers The OSC has held over 80 sessions for researchers in 2016
  7. 7. OSC Policy compliance HEFCE, RCUK and COAF requirements to make articles and the underlying data available
  8. 8. OSC The MEANS and the TIMING all conflict RCUK – Green & Gold | HEFCE – Green only | COAF – Gold only
  9. 9. OSC What the researcher hears From Bill Hubbard Getting the rights right: when policies collide http://www.slideshare.net/UKSG/hubbard-uksg-may2015-public
  10. 10. OSC Compliance levels Blog: “How open is Cambridge?” 25 October 2016 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=1080
  11. 11. OSC Huge workload
  12. 12. OSC Research Data Management http://www.data.cam.ac.uk/
  13. 13. OSC RDM services Award size <£100k £100k - £500k £0.5m - £2m £2m - £5m >£5m Number of awards in this category per year 111 186 95 23 11 Proposed charge (in £) per grant in this category 165 450 450 450 450 Revenue from each grant category (in £) 16,650 74,400 38,000 9,200 4,400 Total revenue from grants per year (in £) 160,065 Total Facility cost per year 159,543
  14. 14. OSC Data deposits Blog: “Beyond compliance – dialogue on barriers to data sharing” 12 September 2016 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=868
  15. 15. OSC Theses programmes • Legacy thesis programme in 2015 – doubled the number of theses in the repository • Digitising 1,400 theses on microfilm at the British Library – upload early 2017 • Digital thesis pilot for eight departments starting late 2016 - http://osc.cam.ac.uk/theses/digital-thesis- pilot
  16. 16. OSC Upgrading our systems Cambridge was a ‘testbed’ institution for DSpace and has had the repository for over a decade. But it was in poor shape.
  17. 17. OSC Relaunched & renamed http://repository.cam.ac.uk “Mission Open Access: the Apollo repository launches” 28 October 2016 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=1156
  18. 18. OSC Well used http://osc.cam.ac.uk/open-access/open-access-policies/oa-cambridge-oct-2016
  19. 19. OSC Request a Copy Blog about Request a Copy - https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=889
  20. 20. OSC Popular! We are receiving about 300 requests a month – 45% of the article requests are for papers not yet published.
  21. 21. OSC Well used Repository use 26 October 2016 – 25 November 2016
  22. 22. OSC Jisc RDM shared repository pilot https://www.jisc.ac.uk/rd/projects/research-data-shared-service Cambridge is one of the pilot organisations for the Jisc RDM shared repository
  23. 23. OSC Automating workflows We are moving from mediated deposit into DSpace to Researcher deposit via Symplectic Elements which generates a DSpace record through Repository Tools
  24. 24. OSC That was then www.openaccess.cam.ac.uk
  25. 25. OSC Tell us a bit about your work
  26. 26. OSC This is the future
  27. 27. OSC This is the future
  28. 28. OSC This is the future
  29. 29. OSC This is the future
  30. 30. OSC Can you see the problem?
  31. 31. OSC Outreach The OSC is very loud and proud!
  32. 32. OSC Internal publications
  33. 33. OSC • Websites – www.data.cam.ac.uk/ – www.osc.cam.ac.uk – www.openaccess.cam.ac.uk • Twitter Online presence https://twitter.com/CamOpenData https://twitter.com/CamOpenAccess
  34. 34. OSC In 2016 we published 41 blogs: – Eight on Scholarly Communication – Eight on Open Research – 14 on Open Access – Nine on Research Data Management and – Two on Library & training matters The OA Week blogs were accessed 1630 times that week alone Blog – Unlocking Research https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/
  35. 35. OSC Monthly newsletters http://osc.cam.ac.uk/open-access/oa- newsletters http://www.data.cam.ac.uk/datanews
  36. 36. OSC Promotional material
  37. 37. OSC Events for researchers Livestreaming - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG_ 4KArVuDA Organising conferences – eg: OpenCon Cambridge satellite event https://storify.com/CamOpenAccess/opencon cam-2016
  38. 38. OSC • The OSC team attended over 80 events in 2016 – Keynote speaker x 4 – Speaker x 18 – Session chairs x 2 – Maters class x 1 – Session convenors x 2 Huge conference presence http://www.slideshare.net/DannyKingsley • ‘It is all a bit of a mess’ Observations from Researcher to Reader conference – 18 February 2016 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=539 • Consider yourself disrupted – notes from RLUK2016 – 14 March 2016 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=601 • Watch this space – the first OSI workshop – 24 April 2016 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=614 • Beyond compliance – dialogue on barriers about data sharing – 12 September 2016 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=868 • Taking a Principled stance – the Scholarly Commons – 22 September 2016 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=919 We share our slides and write up events
  39. 39. OSC Community engagement • Within the University: – Instigated Joined up Communications group – Engaging with researchers on policy eg: Is CC-BY really a problem or are we boxing shadows? – 3 March 2016 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=555 • Externally: – Political engagement eg: An open letter to Blood – 24 October 2016 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=1018 – Funder engagement eg: RCUK Open Access Practitioners Group
  40. 40. OSC Research We practice what we preach
  41. 41. OSC Current research projects • Analysis of job advertisements in the area of Scholarly Communication • Survey of educational background of people working in Scholarly Communication (over 500 responses worldwide) • Survey of journal editors about the training and support they receive
  42. 42. OSC Pilot research project http://osc.cam.ac.uk/open-research/call-participants-open-research-pilot- project
  43. 43. OSC Altmetrics research grant Dr Lauren Cadwallader was the first recipient https://www.digital- science.com/blog/news/first-annual-altmetric-research-grant-awarded/
  44. 44. OSC Staffing This is very tenuous. The whole thing could fall over tomorrow.
  45. 45. OSC Head of Scholarly Communications Research Operations Office Research Strategy Office Cambridge University Press University Information Services OSC Projects Coordinator Research Skills Coordinator Digitial Initiatives admin support Repository Integration Manager OA Research Assistant – Finance Research Repository Assistants (x4 part time) Research Data Facility Manager Research Data Advisor Repository Manager Communications and Marketing Coordinator Legal Office OA Research Advisor – OA Manager Research Data Facility – paid by Business Case Paid by RCUK Block grant Library staff – paid by Library This is V24 of the staff chart OA Research Advisor – OA Manager
  46. 46. OSC This means a LOT of HR work • Tenuous finance: – Ringfenced RCUK funds to an OA Service Operational Fund – Non-recurrent grant for the Research Data Facility after considerable preparation and negotiation – Five staff members are on one year contracts, another is a temporary staff member • In 2016 alone: – 143 job applications assessed – 42 interviews – 27 probationary interviews – 6 PD33 (job descriptions) written, sent to Grading and then established • That’s before I start actually managing anyone
  47. 47. OSC Professional activities • OSC staff are: – On editorial boards – Peer reviewers – Publishing articles & book chapters – Presenting at conferences (including keynotes) – Serving on committees – Obtaining grants • This is a very engaged, active and dynamic group of people. • I am very lucky.
  48. 48. OSC The team
  49. 49. OSC Thanks and questions • Email: – info@data.cam.ac.uk – info@openaccess.cam.ac.uk – info@osc.cam.ac.uk • Web: – www.data.cam.ac.uk – www.openaccess.cam.ac.uk – www.osc.cam.ac.uk • Unlocking Research blog: – https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/ • Twitter: – @CamOpenData – @dannykay68 – @CamOpenAccess

×