Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

OPEN ACCESS AND
RDM POLICIES
OVERVIEW
Library Presentation
Dr. Elisha R.T. Chiwar...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

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Overview
Well managed research outputs & data
management are more discoverable...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

Library e-Strategy
• Changes in academic libraries
• Include a redefinition of th...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

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e-Research initiatives and international
partnerships
• CPUT Libraries part of...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

e-Research Partners

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Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

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Scholarly Communication Landscape at
CPUT
• Research outputs
• MTech and DTech...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

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Digital Knowledge
• Digitizing both print and born digital scholarly content i...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

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New Focus of Library’s Research Support
• Building a service infrastructure ai...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

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Research Cycle and RDM
• RDM - part of the research process, and aims to make ...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

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Global Trends in Open Access & RDM
• Open Access
• Various Declarations on Op...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

National (RSA) Environment
• Various Open Access and RDM initiatives

• Yunus and...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

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CPUT Environment
• DRUSSA: The development and implementation of the

researc...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

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The Way Forward
• Policy Development and approval
• Working Group on Research...
Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013

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Conclusion
• Policy Development Support

• Working Group Mandate and delivera...
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Open Access and RDM policies

  1. 1. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 OPEN ACCESS AND RDM POLICIES OVERVIEW Library Presentation Dr. Elisha R.T. Chiware 1
  2. 2. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 2 Overview Well managed research outputs & data management are more discoverable & available for re-use & contribute to increased research impact, enhanced research practice (including collaboration) & improved research outcomes
  3. 3. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 Library e-Strategy • Changes in academic libraries • Include a redefinition of the library’s support to research • Library E-Strategy and CPUT Research Environment • To develop a service infrastructure aimed at comprehensively supporting the whole life cycle of research at a university • Critical starting elements • Policy and guidelines development • Setting up of a Research Data Management Working Group • Run a pilot project and • Implement the project 3
  4. 4. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 4 e-Research initiatives and international partnerships • CPUT Libraries part of international university libraries group actively involved in developing collaborative e-Research infrastructure: members are from: • Germany • Thailand • Ireland • South Africa • Canada • Singapore
  5. 5. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 e-Research Partners 5
  6. 6. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 6 Scholarly Communication Landscape at CPUT • Research outputs • MTech and DTech Research Reports • Published articles • Conference papers • Books and Book chapters • Technical papers • etc…..
  7. 7. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 7 Digital Knowledge • Digitizing both print and born digital scholarly content into and Institutional Repository • Increasing the visibility of the university’s research outputs • Creating opportunities for researchers to be identified for collaborative research ventures • Open research – renders its self to scrutiny and confirms its credibility
  8. 8. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 8 New Focus of Library’s Research Support • Building a service infrastructure aimed at comprehensively supporting the whole life cycle of research at a university • Library’s involvement in the research process will include: • research proposals • data collection planning • field research • analysis of data • publication of results • storage of analysed research data • controlled access to stored data
  9. 9. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 9 Research Cycle and RDM • RDM - part of the research process, and aims to make the research process as efficient as possible, and meet expectations and requirements of the university, research funders, and legislation. • How it concerns researchers: • Create data and plan for its use • Organize, structure, and name data • Keep it – make it secure, provide access, store and back it up • Find information resources, and share with collaborators and more broadly, publish and get cited
  10. 10. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 10 Global Trends in Open Access & RDM • Open Access • Various Declarations on Open Access – to make publicly funded research more accessible • Institutional Repositories • RDM • A requirement in many countries that publicly funded research make data more accessible • Certain types of research – simply require that data is shared among researchers – e.g. climate data, physics, and many other disciplines
  11. 11. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 National (RSA) Environment • Various Open Access and RDM initiatives • Yunus and Zanele’s presentations 11
  12. 12. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 12 CPUT Environment • DRUSSA: The development and implementation of the research uptake and research uptake management initiative which seeks to actively ensure public benefits and utilization of research • RTI Blueprint: • Supportive, modern library facilities, and expanded curation functions (7.1.3.j) • “improvement of systems which relate to the entire spectrum of support services to ensure seamlessness and effectiveness in service delivery at all stages of the RTI cycle”. • World-class research, technology and innovation information technology systems (7.1.3 i.)
  13. 13. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 13 The Way Forward • Policy Development and approval • Working Group on Research Data Management • Policy implementation through: • Provision of strategic and operational leadership to the CPUT Libraries and key stakeholders in the development of a research data management infrastructure for CPUT • Reporting to: • Senate Research Committee on Research Data Management Activities • Senate Library Committee on Research Data Management activities • ICT Committee
  14. 14. Open Access and RDM Policies 11-10-2013 14 Conclusion • Policy Development Support • Working Group Mandate and deliverables http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8IIdfBAr_0&feature=pla yer_embedded Thank you

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