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Open Access


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Explore, discover and learn about Open Access resources and initiatives which provide free and immediate use of information and materials.

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Open Access

  1. 1. OPEN ACCESS <ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>Bebe Chang ( [email_address] ), Digital Projects Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Kristy Padron ( [email_address] ), Assistant University Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Joanne Parandjuk ( [email_address] ), Digital Initiatives Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Florida Atlantic University Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>October 26, 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Image source: Open Access Declarations – Berlin, Budapest, Bethesda. By P. Vierkant. Accessed at
  3. 3. What is Open Access (OA)? <ul><li>Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC): </li></ul><ul><li>Free, immediate, availability of scholarly works without expectation of payment </li></ul><ul><li>Permits any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Growth of OA Movement: Highlights <ul><li>1960s </li></ul><ul><li>1970s </li></ul>
  5. 5. Growth of OA Movement: Highlights <ul><li>1970s </li></ul><ul><li>1980s </li></ul>
  6. 6. Growth of OA Movement: Highlights <ul><li>1990s </li></ul><ul><li>2000s-2010s </li></ul>WWW Software - Tim Berners-Lee: use, duplicate, modify, distribute
  7. 7. Growth of OA Movement: Highlights <ul><li>2000s- 2010s </li></ul>Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
  8. 8. Growth of OA Movement: Highlights <ul><li>2000s- 2010s </li></ul>Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition
  9. 9. OA Current Trends <ul><li>Princeton and FSU faculty adopted open access policies </li></ul><ul><li>White House releases Open Government Partnership action plan </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access Coalition formed by 22 Academic Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>UK government announces working group on research transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation, Transforming Discovery, and Citizen Science to be Highlighted at Berlin 9 Open Access Conference (November) </li></ul><ul><li>Right to Research Coalition Looks to Rally Student Support for Open-Access Publishing ( </li></ul>
  10. 10. How is OA Relevant to Us? <ul><li>“ Open access truly expands shared knowledge across scientific fields — it is the best path for accelerating multi-disciplinary breakthroughs in research .” 
 -- Open Letter to the US Congress signed by Nobel Prize winners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Researchers – accelerates pace of research, discovery & innovation global accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Institutions - democratizes access across all institutions – regardless of size or budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses - stimulates new ideas, new services, new products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public - provides access to previously unavailable materials relating to health, energy, environment, and other areas of broad interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Funders - encourages greater interaction with results of funded research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go Green! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Open Access Publisher & Resources <ul><li>OA Publishers: </li></ul><ul><li>BioMed Central </li></ul><ul><li>Public Library of Science (PLoS) </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed Central (PMC) </li></ul><ul><li>SciELO </li></ul><ul><li>Open Humanities Press </li></ul><ul><li>Various University Presses (University of Michigan’s open access to archived publications) </li></ul><ul><li>OA Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals </li></ul><ul><li>ArXiv </li></ul><ul><li>RePEc </li></ul>
  12. 12. How to Promote Open Access <ul><li>Librarians: </li></ul><ul><li>Launch an open-access institutional archive. </li></ul><ul><li>Undertake digitization, access and preservation projects for their institutions and other organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider publishing an open-access journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Weigh-in on cancelling journals that cannot justify their high expenses. </li></ul><ul><li>Support the organizations that advocate Open Access. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Faculty: </li></ul><ul><li>Submit research articles to OA journals. </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate the Copyright Transfer Agreement when publishing in a subscription-based publication. </li></ul><ul><li>Deposit pre-prints in an open access archive or respository. </li></ul><ul><li>Serve on the editorial board for an OA journal. </li></ul><ul><li>See how other professional and learned societies support OA. </li></ul><ul><li>Educate your professional organization on OA and propose, endorse, or support OA within the field. </li></ul>How to Promote Open Access
  14. 14. <ul><li>Universities and Administrators: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide open access to conferences and proceedings hosted at their university. </li></ul><ul><li>Give due weight to all peer-reviewed publications, especially in promotion and hiring decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Institute policies that encourage retention of copyright. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage faculty to submit preprints, research articles, and theses to an institutional archive. </li></ul>How to Promote Open Access
  15. 15. <ul><li>Statewide Open Access Initiatives in Florida: </li></ul><ul><li>The Orange Grove Digital Repository </li></ul><ul><li>Florida Online Journals </li></ul>
  16. 16. FAU Libraries Open Access Initiative <ul><li>The Florida Geographer , Democratic Communique , </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Coastal Research </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul><ul><li>Offers Immediacy & Interactive Multimedia </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>A digital collection of FAU scholarly created works </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates the dissemination of research. </li></ul><ul><li>Brands FAU scholarship to attract new students, researchers, and grants to the institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Increases citation impact because research is discovered more easily. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages authors to retain their copyright to their scholarly research. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a collective body of work for both faculty accomplishments and promoting FAU colleges and departments. </li></ul>FAU Libraries Institutional Repository
  18. 18. <ul><li>Use of descriptive metadata, keywords, and abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of permanent links to works and usage statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Guarantees long-term item preservation through the Florida Digital Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Open access to diverse materials: conference papers, poster presentations, research articles, theses and dissertations , textbooks, FAU performances, concerts , and recitals </li></ul><ul><li>Displays multiple file formats: word docs, pdfs, power points, serials , audio & video files </li></ul><ul><li>Repository collection example Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute </li></ul>Repository value added services: Want to contribute? Contact FAU Digital Library at [email_address] or (561) 297-0139