Open Access @ UPEI 2013

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A presentation used to promote open access, data and textbooks at UPEI during Open Access week.

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Open Access @ UPEI 2013

  1. 1. OPEN ACCESS @ UPEI: 2013 Mark Leggott, Robertson Library
  2. 2. TOPICS ๏ Open Foundations ๏ IslandScholar and Open Access ๏ Open Data ๏ Open Textbooks
  3. 3. CONTEXT ๏ Beall’s List creator sued by OMICS ๏ Dale Askey sued by Edwin Mellen Press ๏ Publishers “double-dipping” practices even when faced with mandates ๏ Rising cost of journals
  4. 4. OA ON TRIAL? ๏ Science issue features an article by John Bohannon - OA journals + bogus article ๏ Selected “underclass of journals”, a number of which accepted the article ๏ Some belonged to publishers like Sage, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer and others ๏ Suggestion of article was OA encourages
  5. 5. CORE OF OA ๏ Bohannon article is an indictment of shoddy peer review and business practice ๏ Nothing to do with OA ๏ OA is a philosophy designed to make advances in research available to all, regardless of $$, not a publishing process
  6. 6. F1000RESEARCH ๏ New effort by creator of BioMed Central example of new approach to peer review ๏ Instant publication (internal review) ๏ Open peer review ๏ Open comments ๏ Release of full data set
  7. 7. VALUE OF OA ๏ Research made more widely available ๏ Increasing citations/impact factor ๏ Facilitate interdisciplinarity & collaboration ๏ Responds to “public good” argument for research outputs in general
  8. 8. UPEI OA POLICY ๏ Approved in 2012, encourages scholars: ๏ to deposit research output in IslandScholar and retain copyright when possible ๏ to consider open access options ๏ to deposit research data in a VRE
  9. 9. ISLANDSCHOLAR ๏ UPEI’s institutional repository ๏ provides access to scholar’s citations and where available, article/data ๏ currently has 8,300+ citations ๏ facilitates deposit under OA Policy ๏ Islandora system is the foundation
  10. 10. DRAFT TRI-AGENCY OAP ๏ SSHRC/CIHR/NSERC have released a Draft OA Policy - Sept 1, 2014 proposes: ๏ journal publications only ๏ REQUIREMENT to deposit ๏ CIHR open data REQUIREMENT
  11. 11. OPEN DATA ๏ “trust, but verify” core of research ๏ Increasing interest in having access to data, collaborators and funders ๏ Open Data generally implies open and unfettered access to data ๏ Providing controlled access is also possible via systems like UPEI’s VRE
  12. 12. REPRODUCIBILITY ๏ Increasingly of interest, especially in disciplines like health ๏ Goal is to provide data and all information needed to duplicate research ๏ One interest is responding to recent studies that suggests vast majority of research is NOT reproducible
  13. 13. CHANGING LANDSCAPES REPRODUCIBLE NOT 1990 60 60 45 45 30 30 15 15 0 0 2013 REPRODUCIBLE RESEARCH NEGATIVE RESULTS PUBLISHED Economist: How science goes wrong. October 18, 2013.
  14. 14. VRE SERVICE ๏ Can provide range of service from online presence to data repository with backup and preservation ๏ UPEI now able to assign DOI’s for data ๏ Linkages to IslandScholar records ๏ Increase discoverability and citations
  15. 15. DATACITE DOIS ๏ Unique identifiers for datasets, provide: ๏ easy reuse/verification of data ๏ impact of data can be tracked ๏ facilitates recognition of data producers ๏ Links back to scholar record/IR
  16. 16. DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP ๏ Tri-agency+CFI+GenomeC consultation ๏ proposing a collective realignment of funding policies that will help promote excellence in data-management practices in agencyfunded projects ๏ Responses accepted up to Dec 16/2013
  17. 17. OPEN TEXTBOOKS ๏ Recent effort to facilitate discussion of making open textbooks available at UPEI ๏ 1st-year programs a focus, all of interest ๏ Business, Biology, Chemistry, RS ๏ 2-4th-year courses also considered ๏ Initial savings to students $30,000+
  18. 18. DISCUSSION

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