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(Not such) New Challenges for Open Access, Ivana Hebrang Grgić

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Presentation at the
SPARC Europe Workshop on Making Open the Default
by Ivana Hebrang Grgić, University of Zagreb
on 29 June 2016
in Helsinki, 2016

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(Not such) New Challenges for Open Access, Ivana Hebrang Grgić

  1. 1. (Not such) New Challenges for Open Access Ivana Hebrang Grgić Department of Information and Communication Sciences Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Zagreb, Croatia
  2. 2. • Scientifically peripheral country • Language • Economy • Publishers
  3. 3. Hrcak, portal of Croatian scholarly journals
  4. 4. Problems for Croatian publishers • Funding? • New cost models – new threats: • Commercial publishers – higher subscription prices • APC model – less Croatian authors • Peripheral communities: • research results of foreign scientists more visible and accessible • research results of Croatian scientists less visible!
  5. 5. Questionable publishers – THE problem • Cyber criminals! • Quality control and honesty? • 2009: Suber – Are fee-based OA journals a scam? • 2011: Beall – Predatory publishers – OA, APC, lack of quality control • today: Questionable publishers – not only in OA, do not meet standards (quality, transparency…)
  6. 6. Questionable publishers – THE problem • Education • National and international policies • Removing negative connotations
  7. 7. Open Access policies and Croatian institutions • Launch of Hrčak, portal of Croatian scholarly journals - 2005 • Croatian Open Access Declaration - 2012 • Act on Scientific Activity - 2013 • University of Zagreb – supports OA and OER (Open Access Policy of University of Zagreb Computing Centre) - 2014 • Fulir – IR, first institute self-archiving mandate – 2015 • Launch of Dabar, portal of Croatian institutional OA repositories - 2015
  8. 8. INFORMATIO N LITERACY OPEN ACCESS OA LITERACY + =
  9. 9. INFORMATION LITERACY ACADEMIC LITERACY VISUAL LITERACYNUMERICAL LITERACY TRADITIONAL LITERACY DIGITAL LITERACY MEDIA LITERACY COMPUTER LITERACY TECHNOLOGY LITERACY LIBRARY LITERACY ETHICS LITERACY OA LITERACY
  10. 10. OA literacy • new skills and competencies: • Publishing in OA journals • Self-archiving • Finding high quality OA information • Using services, lists, databases… • Editing OA journals • Citing OA sources • Detecting questionable journals • Writing for OA journals • Reviewing for OA journals • …
  11. 11. OA literacy To know how to find, evaluate and use high quality Open Access information!
  12. 12. Thank you! Ivana Hebrang Grgić Department of Information and Communication Sciences University of Zagreb, Croatia ihgrgic@ffzg.hr

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