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Open Monographs by Roxanne Missingham - presented at the Research Support Community Day 2017

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  1. 1. Open monographs: a new research challenge Roxanne Missingham, ANU Library
  2. 2. Open monographs • Open educational resources – a time that has come • Open scholarly monographs • Sitting within a changing environment 2
  3. 3. ANU Open Access Policy • The University's Open Access Policy contains a commitment to the dissemination of research findings as essential both to:  differentiate the University's research excellence and support national and international research excellence.
  4. 4. ARC & NHMRC – • ARC: from 1 January 2013, Any publications arising from an ARC supported research Project must be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve (12) month period from the date of publication. open-access-policy • NHMRC: from 1 July 2012 NHMRC requires that any publication arising from NHMRC supported research must be deposited into an open access institutional repository and/or made available in another open access format within a twelve month period from the date of publication. access-policy
  5. 5. Benefits of open access • Delivers a worldwide audience larger than any subscription-based journal, regardless of its prestige or popularity. • Demonstrably increases the visibility of your research. Publishing in the University's repository also sends data to Google Scholar, Trove and other discovery services. • Significantly increases the impact of an authors' work, thereby creating potential for a higher number of citations. The impact of your research can be seen through the University repository's statistics as well as citation tools including the Altmetric donut. • Helps researchers satisfy the requirements of funding bodies, such as the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). • Enables researchers to manage and promote their publications. • Provides a persistent web address for each article that can be used for citation • Ensures the ongoing preservation of a digital copy of your thesis.
  6. 6. Real impact…. The Post-Embargo Open Access Citation Advantage: It Exists (Probably), It’s Modest (Usually), and the Rich Get Richer (of Course) urnal.pone.0159614 • open access citation advantage as high as 19% Research impact of paywalled versus open access papers • On average, open access papers produce a 50% higher research impact than strictly paywalled papers. (study of 3.3. million papers)
  7. 7. Engagement 2016 Downloads 1. Protected Area Governance and Management 12,008 2. Aboriginal History Journal: Volume 27 8,554 3. The Joy of Sanskrit 8,237 4. Professionalism in the Information and Communication Technology Industry 8,103 5. Aboriginal History Journal: Volume 39 8,067 7
  8. 8. 8 Educational change Flipped classrooms MOOCS Open access Use of technology including Facebook
  9. 9. Research and library roles • Store • Inform • Collaborate • Digital literacy 9
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  11. 11. Based on evidence based course design • “read-think-discuss-listen-review” • Influenced by peer construction model • Teams formed in class to investigate with seeds • Detailed observations to assess changes in response to environmental factors • Peer mentors support the teams 11 The plant detectives: innovative undergraduate teaching to inspire the next generation of plant biologists Elizabeth A. Beckmann1, Gonzalo M. Estavillo2, Ulrike Mathesius3, Michael A. Djordjevic3 and Adrienne B. Nicotra3*
  12. 12. Course  eTextbook • Continuous improvement cycle within class • High satisfaction - clear expectations, effective learning activities, ready access to learning opportunities, appropriate assessment, and overall satisfaction. 12
  13. 13. Students progressing to honours 13
  14. 14. • “… one of the most memorable courses of my whole degree.” • “I loved [this course] and have already recommended it to my first- year friends.” • “One of the most interesting and influential courses I have taken in my degree.” • “This was the best course I have taken so far during my time at university, not only for the academic/scientific knowledge I gained, but for the invaluable lessons regarding the importance of team work and interpersonal relationships.” (Anonymous student feedback). • Online use: Jan–June 2016: 113….a good start 14 Jan–June 2016: 113 Jan–June 2016: 113
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  16. 16. Opening up education 16 Online text lead to changes in classroom – McComas Taylor Digital as pedagogy
  17. 17. Open access and textbooks 17
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  19. 19. Impact studies • adoption of no-cost open digital textbooks significantly predicted students’ completion of courses, class achievement, and enrolment intensity • Virginia State University School of Business students using open textbooks “tended to have higher grades and lower failing and withdrawal rates than those in courses that did not use” the texts. 19
  20. 20. Dimensions • Openness • Interactivity • Literacy skills 20
  21. 21. What are the author issues? 21 0.0% 20.0% 40.0% 60.0% 80.0% 100.0% 120.0% Royalties/Advances books journals other Revenueselfpublishing books journals others otherpaymentsfrompublishers books journals others Government PLR/ELR books journals others Governmentother books journals others Collectingsocieties books journals others Otherpaymentforrights books journals others Awards/grants Publicationssubsidy books journals others Externalgrant books journals others Internalgrant books journals others Other books journals others Who pays the authors? $0 $1-1,000 $1,001 - 2,500 $2,501-$5,000 $5,000 +
  22. 22. A typical scholarly author • Is an author of 2-5 articles a year • Authors of book chapters and books also author journal articles • What do they pay? – less than $2,500 for publishing (copy editing, image fees, index, design) – more for books than journal articles 22
  23. 23. A typical scholarly author – Collecting societies payments • 95.4% of book authors receive $0, 1.1% between $1 and $1,000 • 97.7% of journal authors receive $0, 2.3% between $1 and $1,000 • 96.7% of other publication authors receive $0, 3.4% between $1 and $1,000 23
  24. 24. Future 24 Not the Book of the dead
  25. 25. Library engagement • Role in scholarly communication ecosystem – Role as facilitator of access – Role in increasing academic knowledge – Incorporating this approach into information/digital literacy program – Embedding digital literacy within the products – Rich skills required 25
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