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Overview of Open Access in 2010 - Paul ayris

  1. 1. Overview of Open Access in 2010 Dr Paul Ayris Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) E-mail: [email_address] ; Web: UCL ; LIBER
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Open Access Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>E-dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional mandates </li></ul><ul><li>E-publishing </li></ul><ul><li>LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Contents <ul><li>Open Access Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>E-dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional mandates </li></ul><ul><li>E-publishing </li></ul><ul><li>LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Open Access Repositories http:/ / www.opendoar.org /
  5. 5. Content in OpenDOAR repositories worldwide http:/ / www.opendoar.org /
  6. 6. Growth in OpenDOAR database http:/ / www.opendoar.org /
  7. 7. Contents <ul><li>Open Access Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>E-dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional mandates </li></ul><ul><li>E-publishing </li></ul><ul><li>LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  8. 8. European Research Theses <ul><li>DART-Europe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At http://www.dart-europe.eu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The principal gateway for the discovery and the retrieval of Open Access research theses in Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As of 24 April 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>202,536 Open Access research theses indexed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From 335 Universities in 19 European countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Run by UCL Library Services on behalf of LIBER </li></ul>
  9. 9. European Platform Local/National Platforms & Access DART- Europe portal Germany Nordic countries France UK Ireland Institution/ Country/ Consortium Spain/ Catalonia Belgium IRs IRs OAI etc. Researchers Discovery & Delivery IRs IR IR IR IR IRs
  10. 10. European Research Theses <ul><li>Research theses gain more visibility when available in electronic format, preferably Open Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good for research and good for the researcher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DART-Europe now a target for SFX link resolver </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preferred mode of working is for DART-Europe to work with national aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>DART-Europe working with Europeana to model DART-Europe providing the European view on E-Theses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the Europeana Libraries project </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Contents <ul><li>Open Access Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>E-dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional mandates </li></ul><ul><li>E-Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  12. 12. UCL Case Study <ul><li>UCL has an Open Access mandate </li></ul><ul><li>In the first phase, UCL´s Academic Board, in May 2009, agreed two principles to underpin UCL’s publication activity and to support its scholarly mission: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That, copyright permissions allowing, a copy of all research outputs should be deposited in the UCL repository in Open Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The second phase of implementing the mandate was accomplished in Autumn 2010 when UCL’s Academic Board ratified a formal Publications Policy which expands on the two principles agreed in 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. UCL Case Study <ul><li>Close collaboration in the University’s Academic Board and liaison with academic colleagues has been important in taking forward a broad Open Access policy in UCL </li></ul><ul><li>A second important driver has been the linking of UCL’s Open Access mandate to a pan-university Publications Policy with Open Access as the result, copyright permissions allowing </li></ul>
  14. 14. UCL Case Study <ul><li>UCL Discovery is UCL’s Open Access repository </li></ul><ul><li>As of March 2011, the number of full-text deposits were: </li></ul>
  15. 15. UCL Case Study <ul><li>In 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>almost 532,000 records were downloaded from the system, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>compared to some 305,000 in 2009. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UCL Discovery received some 143,000 hits per day in December 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>76% of its user traffic came from search engines </li></ul><ul><li>UCL Discovery is a global service </li></ul><ul><li>Highest number of downloads in 2010 by country were from the UK, with the second highest from USA, and the third highest from China </li></ul>
  16. 16. UCL Case Study <ul><li>All UCL’s work has, thus far, been directed towards implementing the Green route for Open Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligning copyright/IPR frameworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Producing a UCL Publications Policy, approved by the academic Senate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building capacity in terms of infrastructure to support the move towards Open Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Putting in place workflows to support the new processes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the role for the Gold route? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Contents <ul><li>Open Access Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>E-dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional mandates </li></ul><ul><li>E-Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  18. 18. UCL E-Publishing initiatives <ul><li>UCL Publications Board favours work in 4 broad areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research publications, particularly research monographs and conference proceedings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching support, particularly textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data publication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UCL is minded to take forward work in all these areas, in a phased way </li></ul>
  19. 19. UCL E-Publishing initiatives <ul><li>Journal Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>There is great interest in UCL in developing an overlay journal publishing system, based on copy housed in UCL Discovery, the institutional Open Access repository </li></ul><ul><li>Development work being planned would build on the earlier successful RIOJA project (2008) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/11927/ </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. UCL E-Publishing Initiatives <ul><li>RIOJA project investigated the feasibility of an overlay journal model in collaboration with arXiv </li></ul><ul><li>RIOJA toolkit comprised a set of XML-based APIs for the exchange of data between digital repositories and journals to facilitate overlaying of academic journals on several digital repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Overlay Journals have to address issues known to conventional publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Business Models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic buy-in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EPICURE now being funded by the JISC as a generic overlay journal project for Universities </li></ul>
  21. 21. Contents <ul><li>Open Access Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>E-dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>E-publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional mandates </li></ul><ul><li>LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  22. 22. LERU <ul><li>A consortium of 22 research-intensive universities in Europe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See http://www.leru.org/index.php/public/home/ . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LERU is committed to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education through an awareness of the frontiers of human understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of new knowledge through basic research, which is the ultimate source of innovation in society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of research across a broad front, which creates a unique capacity to re-configure activities in response to new opportunities and problems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The purpose of the League is to advocate these values, to influence policy in Europe and to develop best practice through mutual exchange of experience </li></ul>
  23. 23. LERU <ul><li>LERU wants to know what position, if any, it should take on the Open Access debate </li></ul><ul><li>General meeting of LERU Chief Information Officers/University Librarians in December 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appointed a Working Group to draw up a LERU Roadmap towards Open Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Road Map is now with LERU Vice-Chancellors for consideration. Outcome should be known by the end of May 2011 </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. LERU <ul><li>Purpose of the Roadmap is to offer guidance on how to position your University in the European Open Access landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Builds on the Open Access Statement of the European Universities Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See http://www.eua.be/eua-work-and-policy-area/research-and-innovation/Open-Access.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Roadmap for all European Universities, not just LERU members </li></ul>
  25. 25. LERU Roadmap addresses … <ul><li>Open Access in a wider context: Open Scholarship and Open Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy Statement on behalf of LERU Universities </li></ul><ul><li>The LERU Roadmap – an Exposition </li></ul><ul><li>The Green route for Open Access – Steps to Take </li></ul><ul><li>LERU and the Gold route for Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Models of Best Practice to support the Roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for researchers, Universities and Society </li></ul><ul><li>LERU is considering funding for a pan-European implementation of the Roadmap </li></ul>
  26. 26. Contents <ul><li>Open Access Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>E-dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>E-publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional mandates </li></ul><ul><li>LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  27. 27. Conclusions <ul><li>European Universities are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing sustainable services, using Open Access protocols, which bring greater visibility to European research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating pan-European partnerships, with innovative project funding, to develop cutting-edge projects to support the European user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing tools for all European Universities to tackle the Open Access agenda </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. If you have been… <ul><li>Thanks for listening </li></ul><ul><li>Happy to answer questions </li></ul>

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