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UKSG Open Access Day 23 May 2012


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Presentation on the OAPEN-UK project at UKSG OA for beginners day

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UKSG Open Access Day 23 May 2012

  1. 1. Caren Milloy, Head of Projects, JISC Collections @oapenuk #oapenuk
  2. 2. ‘Scholars do not work in a vacuum; research is based on work from others and new discoveries must be disseminated in order to be used.’ Snijder,Ronald. 2010. The profits of free books - an experiment to measure the impact of Open Access publishing. @oapenuk #oapenuk
  3. 3. @oapenuk #oapenuk 58 HSS titles: 2006 - 2011 Experimental Group (29 titles) Control Group (29 titles) OA with CC licence OAPEN Library Publishers website Institutional Repository ????? Standard e-book agreements Publishers website E-book aggregators Print version available for sale E-book device friendly version available for sale
  4. 4. The research programme 1.How policies, processes and mechanisms need to change in order to enable OA publication of monographs? 2.What are the measurable effects of a move to OA monographs? 3.How do perceptions of OA monograph publication change among participants during the project? @oapenuk #oapenuk
  5. 5. OAPEN-UK Research Plan Ellen Collins, Research Information Network Research process Initiation Year 1 end Year 2 end Project end
  6. 6. Focus groups @oapenuk #oapenuk 1. Institutional representatives including librarians, institution al repository staff, research managers 2. Publishers 3. Learned Societies 4. Researchers (as both authors & readers) 5. E-book aggregators 6. Research Funders
  7. 7. Focus Groups: Key themes 1. Metadata: What is the metadata required to support open access books? 2. Versioning, preservation & archiving: What is the version of record & how is it preserved and who provides archival access? 3. Usage: data collection and standards 4. Methods of delivery: where, standards, formats & functionality
  8. 8. Key themes cont… 5. Quality & prestige: impact of perceptions and maintaining excellence 6. What do authors want: financial reward and academic prestige 7. Copyright: ownership, licensing and rights 8. Benefits of OA: opportunities, access and costs savings @oapenuk #oapenuk
  9. 9. Key themes cont… 9. International issues: territories and markets 10. Changing roles: which to keep, which to start and which to get rid of 11. Impact on processes: policies, mandates and behaviour 12. Consistency: does one size fit all? @oapenuk #oapenuk
  10. 10. Key themes cont…. 13. Ways to make OA profitable: adding value to content and overlay services 14. Risk: financial, reputational and quality 15. Funding: who pays and how? 16. Calculating costs: what is the cost of an OA mono? @oapenuk #oapenuk
  11. 11. Next up • Publisher interviews • Institutional case studies • VC meeting • DOAB • PIRUS @oapenuk #oapenuk
  12. 12. Thank you & Further Info OAPEN-UK website: http://oapen- Twitter: @oapenuk Diigo Group: OAPEN-UK Caren Milloy c.milloy@jisc- Ellen Collins ellen.collins@researchinfo @oapenuk #oapenuk