The Making of a Mandate. A Regional Approach to Open Access

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A presentation given at the Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing (Tromsø, Norway) of how the Nordic Council of Ministers is working with Open Access. Both through the development of a new repository service and through the introduction of a OA mandate. Concluding with an invitation to work together in the Nordic Region

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The Making of a Mandate. A Regional Approach to Open Access

  1. 1. Nordic Council of Ministers The Making of a Mandate Niels Stern | Head of Unit, Publications @sterntweet | ns@norden.org Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013
  2. 2. http://econ.st/YGGYAs
  3. 3. Nordic Council of Ministers Nordic Council of Ministers • • Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) • Consensus based • No legislation • Nordic Utility • Publishing and funding • Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013 Anno 1971 Financed by the countries
  4. 4. Two years ago… Nordic Council of Ministers • Great OA activity in all the member countries • No regional OA collaboration • No OA activity at the Nordic Council of Ministers • A need for modernization Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013
  5. 5. Regional opportunities • Knowledge sharing • Common events • Common projects • Access to the highest political level • International dialouge • Awareness and advocacy • … Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013 Nordic Council of Ministers
  6. 6. Nordic Council of Ministers Organization (more or less) • Secretariat in Copenhagen • 32 institutions and offices • 34 working committees • 22 cooperation partners • 500+ projects annually Ministers Senior National Officials Secretariat Working Committees Institutions Research Research Projects Research Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013
  7. 7. NCM Open Access project Nordic Council of Ministers Repository & Mandate February 2013 Partners on board February 2012 Initial idea November 2012 Internal go Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013 March 2013 Project begins
  8. 8. http://issuu.com/07interaktiv/docs/nfm_en/6 Nordic Council of Ministers Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013
  9. 9. NCM Open Access project Nordic Council of Ministers Repository & Mandate November 2013 March 2013 Project begins Mandate Phase 1 approved May 2013 Repository chosen Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013 February 2014 Launch of repository and mandate
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  15. 15. Nordic Council of Ministers NCM Publications What we publish What we fund o Reports o Articles o Journals o Preprints o Working papers o Other publications • Total: 300+ publications • Total: 1,000+ publications Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013
  16. 16. Repository for the Mandate Nordic Council of Ministers • All publications in one place • Uniformed metadata scheme • Becoming interoperable • Longterm archiving • Modernizing the distribution • Rationalizing through common investment Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013
  17. 17. Nordic Council of Ministers To be launched February 2014 Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013
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  24. 24. To summarize Nordic Council of Ministers • There is an existing Nordic platform for collaboration • Open Access is on the agenda in the Nordic Council of Ministers • There a many practical problems • There are lots of regional opertunities to be explored • Let’s enter the next stage through collaboration! Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013
  25. 25. Thank you! Nordic Council of Ministers Niels Stern | Head of Unit, Publications @sterntweet | ns@norden.org http://econ.st/YGGYAs Munin 8th Conference on Scholarly Publishing, Tromsø, Norway, 25-26 November 2013

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