4th OpenAIRE Workshop, Lars Bjornshauge

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4th OpenAIRE Workshop - Legal and Sustainability Issues for Open Access Infrastructures
Nov. Vilnius
Perspectives, Ideas, success and challenges of sustainability models
DOAJ - Lars Björnshauge, Director SPARC Europe & Managing Director, DOAJ

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4th OpenAIRE Workshop, Lars Bjornshauge

  1. 1. Sustainability – the funding model of DOAJ OpenAIRE workshop: Legal and Sustainability issues, November 5th 2013, Vilnius Lars Bjørnshauge lars@doaj.org
  2. 2. Brief Background • Founded 2003 at Lund University – launched May 2003 with 300 journals • Initially funded by minor project grants from SPARC and Open Society Institute. • Additional grants from among others SPARC Europe, INASP and OpenAccess.se. • Membership and Sponsor funding model introduced 2006.
  3. 3. Higher expectations • • • • Situation 2010/2011: Increasing expectations as OA gets momentum. Difficulties in getting resources as expectations grow. As OA matures demands from funders and libraries increase and become more differentiated and advanced. • Increasing backlog and lack of curation of the collection.
  4. 4. www.is4oa.org Founded by Caroline Sutton, Alma Swan & Lars Bjørnshauge
  5. 5. Improvements • New platform launched • Facets search: – language – publication year – license – business model (APCs or not) • Very good feedback!
  6. 6. Streamlining back office • Journals added Jan-Oct 2013: • (Journals added 2012): 2007 1248 • We are removing journals as well: • August 1st – October 31st 2013: • Journals added: • Journals removed: 485 481
  7. 7. Staffing • Staff: • 5 part time – 3 FTE • Maintenance & development outsourced to Sempertool (www.sempertool.dk) • Working from Copenhagen, Malmö & Stockholm
  8. 8. Current funding model • Memberships – Academic Libraries – Library Consortia – Aggregators £ 400/year £ 4000/year £ 5000/year • Sponsors £ 1500-10000/year • Donations (anything)
  9. 9. • • • • • • Expected turnover 2013: Income: Libraries & Library Consortia: Commercial aggregators: Sponsors: Various £ 200.000 63% 10% 25% 2%
  10. 10. The funding model, works – more or less - so far, but….
  11. 11. There is much more work to be done! • • • • Implementation of new tighter criteria Facilitating uptake of persistent identifiers Facilitating archiving solutions Facilitating contributions from the community – ”associate editors”
  12. 12. Why thighter criteria? • Better opportunities for funders, universities, libraries and authors to determine whether a journal lives up to standards – transparency! • Enable the community to monitor compliance • Addressing the issue of fake publishers or publishers not living up to reasonable standards both in terms of content and of business behavior. • DOAJ SEAL – promote best practice
  13. 13. New criteria • • • • • • New tighter criteria will address: “Quality” “Openness” “the delivery” They will be more detailed Publishers will have to do more to be included
  14. 14. The long tail 800 700 600 500 Number of journals 400 Responses 300 200 100 0 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
  15. 15. Promoting DOIs • Discussions with – OASPA – INASP – PKP – Redalyc • as to how to work together on this and with CrossRef for efficient and affordable arrangements
  16. 16. The challenge related to archiving • Many, many journals – lack the financial & technical resources to go beyond just publishing the content. – haven´t adressed the archiving issue yet, but would like to do so, provided smart and cheap solutions are available. • Discussions with OASPA, INASP, PKP, Redalyc, CLOCKSS, Keepers Registry and approached by Portico
  17. 17. - more than a list! • Going beyond being a list of OA-journals and a hub for article level metadata • Engaging with the community to assist OAjournals to enter the mainstream – Archiving, persistent identifiers etc • Opening up for crowd sourcing of the editorial work
  18. 18. Requires probably 50% increase in funding – this should be possible during 2014
  19. 19. • Would like to become part of a OAinfrastructure package • But have to continue and develop the current funding while waiting for the global OAinfrastructure committee to emerge and generate results – we will contribute to this process
  20. 20. Thank you for your attention! lars@doaj.org

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