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Open Access: NAU

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Open Access: NAU

  1. 1. Speaking of Open Access<br />Beth Schuck, Cline Library (April 2011)<br />
  2. 2. Open Access Publishing is:<br />Open access (OA) refers to unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly journals, and increasingly also book chapters or monographs.<br />
  3. 3. Open Access Publishing<br />Why now?<br />Why is it important?<br />Why is it challenging?<br />
  4. 4. Why now?<br />Continuing Issues<br />Internet/Networked communications allow for open sharing of ideas<br />Inflationary costs for scholarly books/journals paired with decreasing funding<br />Institutional focus on publishing for tenure/promotion<br />
  5. 5. Why Now, continued?<br />New Initiatives<br />Requirements of Funders – NIH<br />Resolutions on Open Access Publishing from faculty. (Harvard, VCU, etc.)<br />Repositories assist in emphasizing institutional contributions during time of increased accountability<br />
  6. 6. Why is it Important?<br />Benefits of Open Access<br />Rights of faculty authors’ retained in this type of model<br />Reputation of University benefits from increased exposure of faculty output<br />Realize international and interdisciplinary partnerships via this model and increased citation rates<br />
  7. 7. Why is it challenging?<br />Barriers<br />Promotion and Tenure Traditions<br />Prohibitive costs to authors<br />Poor dissemination of information/benefits of open access model- (librarians included here.)<br />
  8. 8. Why is it challenging, continued?<br />Solutions<br />Physics and Mathematics use of arXiv.org (@Cornell University)<br />Cost sharing by Universities for OA fees (Berkeley, UNC-Chapel Hill)<br />Frank discussions by faculty in departments and colleges <br />
  9. 9. Discussion<br />Questions?<br />
  10. 10. OA Resources <br />arXiv.orghttp://arxiv.org/<br />Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=home&uiLanguage=en<br />Public Library of Science http://www.plos.org/<br />Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/<br />OA Bibliography http://www.digital-scholarship.org/oab/oab.htm<br />Open Humanities Press http://openhumanitiespress.org/resources.html<br />
  11. 11. Links to Studies related to OA<br />Study published in 2010 showed that of the total output of peer-reviewed articles roughly 20% could be found Openly Accessible. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0011273<br />Bibliography of Studies on OA publishing leading to higher citation rates http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html<br />Understanding the Serials Crisis for Libraries http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/newslettersnewsletterbucketacademicnewswire/890009-440/periodicals_price_survey_2011_under.html.csp<br />

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