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Optimising Resources to develop a strategic approach to OA


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Workshop led by Ellen Cole, Northumbria University at Repository Fringe 2014.

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Optimising Resources to develop a strategic approach to OA

  1. 1. Optimising Resources to develop a strategic approach to OA Ellen Cole, Northumbria University Repository Fringe 30th July 2014
  2. 2. In brief... “This project will develop shared tools and best practice policies and procedures to enable higher education institutions with limited external funding to effectively and creatively respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by recent Open Access policies.” The full proposal is available to view here
  3. 3. Challenges... ● Money: Limited funding via RCUK block grant based on past success ● Investment: Institutional investment required for HEIs with ambition to grow research ● Collaboration: Need buy-in from many stakeholders: Library, Research Support, Finance/Planning, VCO, Faculties ● Awareness: of OA is relatively low among academic members of staff
  4. 4. What are we going to do? 1. Customisable OA cost models 2. Open Access case studies 3. Best practice policy/procedures 4. Decision-tree and quick reference guides 5. Data on block-grant fund usage
  5. 5. “An optimal balance of green and gold” • Going beyond compliance and the demands of external funders • Includes internal research strategies and the needs of stakeholders • Considers the potential for internal funds for open access
  6. 6. In groups… Who are the stakeholders in research policy at your university? What are their priorities for research? What do they want to achieve with OA?
  7. 7. Priorities for research & goals for OA Vice chancellor / executive Early career researchers Academic researchers Practitioner researchers University Library Research managers Faculty / school / college deans Funders Finance HEFCE
  8. 8. Green Gold
  9. 9. Feedback Where were there similarities or differences? Could a balance be found? (if not, why?)
  10. 10. • Survey – current policies and practice at your institution • Sign up at Repository Fringe or watch the mailing lists Next steps for our pathfinder
  11. 11. Image Credits Balancing Act by Colin Harris CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Numbering mechanism by artnoose CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Gewichtheber by Markus Lutkemeyer CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Planning by Nomadic Lass CC BY-SA 2.0 Open Access Week 2013 by SLUB Dresden CC BY 2.0 View from the bar by Chris Perriman CC BY-SA 2.0
  12. 12. Acknowledgements Making it possible Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. This project, Optimising resources to develop a strategic approach to Open Access, is part of Jisc’s work to reduce the burden on HEIs in implementing funders’ OA requirements through enabling universities, working with others both within and beyond the sector, to develop improvements in IT tools, standards and services, and the related workflows and organisational arrangements for OA implementation.’ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License except where otherwise stated