Moving beyond borders


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Presentation on open access published at the ASAA (Association for the Studies of Australasia in Asia) International Conference in Hyderabad, India, December 2011

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Moving beyond borders

  1. 1. Moving beyond borders:open access publishing in the age of globalism Julia Gross
  2. 2. Moving beyond borders: open access 1. Scholarly communication crisis 2. Publishers, authors, libraries and scholars 3. Open Access movement 4. Institutional repositories 5. Role of library
  3. 3. Scholarly communication crisis
  4. 4. Key stakeholders publishers authors libraries scholars
  5. 5. “Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist”
  6. 6. PublishersThe big 3 STM publishersResearch is publically funded – Authors not paid – Publishers get free content
  7. 7. Publishers side of the argument Provide support for research Meet a need Manage publication process Manage peer review process Ensure quality
  8. 8. AuthorsAuthors interested in – Research outcomes – Citations and impact factors – Peer review, quality control – Career, academic promotion, tenureVested interest in the status quoAuthors value open access
  9. 9. LibrariesOnline = library pays access fee to publisherLicence agreements with publisherLibrary budgets are under pressurePercentage spent on journals increasingJournal price increases 33% 2007-2011 over 5 yearsLess money for books
  10. 10. ScholarsScholars need access to publicationsScholars loose out in closed accessOnly staff/students of institution get accessNot free to those outside institutionJournals charge toll-access to articlese. g. US$30 per journal article (Elsevier)
  11. 11. is there another way forward ?
  12. 12. Open Access (OA)Open access to publicly funded researchBudapest OA Initiative 2002OA embraced by research funders, libraries, scholarsOA benefits Greater exposure Universal access Discovery via Google
  13. 13. Open Access – how?Green Road Author self archives Institutional e-repository Discipline repositoryGold Road Author publishes in OA journal
  14. 14. Advantages of E-Repositories Free access to scholars Available worldwide Digital preservation for the long-term Challenges the closed publishing model Faster access Citation benefits
  15. 15. Advantages of E-Repositories Promotes and showcases research Preserves research online Stores and organises research Optimised for Google search Included in Google Scholar Enhances scholarly communication
  16. 16. E-RepositoriesPublished works book chapters, conference papers journal articles, working papersDigital formats media, music, imagesDissertationsConference and journal publishing
  17. 17. Growth in E-Repositories 2003-
  18. 18. E-Repositories worldwide 2100+ Other 1314% Europe 46% Americas Asia 17% Asia Europe Americas Other 23%
  19. 19. ECU’s E-Repository
  20. 20. Repository Open access journal
  21. 21. Humanities Open Access journalsOpen Humanities PressCulture MachinePostmodern CultureAustralian Humanities ReviewFirst MondayDigital Humanities Quarterly
  22. 22. Vanishing borders?
  23. 23. Thankyouany questions?