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"Keep the Change: Clusters of Faculty Opinion on Open Access"

Posted in Open Access on April 11th, 2013

ACRL has released "Keep the Change: Clusters of Faculty Opinion on Open Access" as part of the ACRL 2013 Proceedings.

Here's an excerpt:

In this Q study, factor analysis revealed three distinct factors that outlined clusters of faculty opinions about open access. The authors described these factors as "Evangelists," "Pragmatists," and"Traditionalists." Each of these factors represents a group of faculty on Miami University's Oxford campus who hold specific attitudes and opinions regarding open access. Implications for future library initiatives implementing open access programs, services, and policies are discussed, as are directions for additional research.

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    "Recent Developments in Open Access"

    Posted in Open Access, Publishing on April 10th, 2013

    Arthur Sale has self-archived "Recent Developments in Open Access" in UTAS ePrints.

    Here's an excerpt:

    Open Access to the world's research literature has been an obvious development since the emergence of the Internet. To everyone, it appears clear that the costs of disseminating research could drop dramatically. Yet, progress in achieving it is strangely slow. This paper explores recent developments in open access, including:

    • The recent Australian NH&MRC and ARC mandates for open access deposit in university repositories, and how universities are responding to them
    • The UK&'s Finch Report, and Lord Krebs&' Committee Report
    • Recent USA and German developments
    • Gradual growth in open access journals, and the challenge for universities and their libraries of transferring reader-side fees (subscriptions) to author-side fees (publication charges)
    • The emergence of submission fees so that highly selective journals need not transfer all the costs of rejections onto successful articles
    • Fake conferences and journals which exist only to extract attendance or publication fees
    • Newer publishing models
    • The recent emergence of a third route to open access based on social networking.

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      Sustainability of Open Access Services—Report Phase 3: The Collective Provision of Open Access Resources

      Posted in Digital Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on March 29th, 2013

      SPARC has released Sustainability of Open Access Services—Report Phase 3: The Collective Provision of Open Access Resources.

      Here's an excerpt:

      This report is the third in a series which examines issues relating to the economic sustainability of critical infrastructure services that support the operation and growth of open-access dissemination of scholarly and scientific research. This report is intended to guide funders and project planners in constructing and coordinating collective funding models capable of supporting open-access infrastructure resources. The report:

      • reviews the fundamentals of robust sustainability modeling (Section 2);
      • outlines the economic and institutional issues that confront those seeking to sustain free infrastructure services and discusses the implications of free models for an initiative's ability to provide an optimal level of service (Section 3); and
      • identifies strategies for overcoming institutional free ridership in the design of funding models and describes practical mechanisms for coordinating the collective provision of infrastructure services (Section 4).

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        "The Determinants of Open Access Publishing: Survey Evidence from Germany"

        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on March 28th, 2013

        Thomas Eger, Marc Scheufen, and Daniel Meierrieks have self-archived "The Determinants of Open Access Publishing: Survey Evidence from Germany" in SSRN.

        Here's an excerpt:

        We discuss the results of a survey conducted in fall 2012 and covering 2,151 researchers in Germany. We show that there are significant differences between the scientific disciplines with respect to researcher's awareness of and experience with both open access (OA) journals and self-archiving. Our results reveal that the relevance of OA within a discipline may explain why researchers from particular disciplines do (not) publish OA. Besides, several aspects like copyright law, age, profession or the inherent reward system of a discipline play a role. As a consequence, the paper emphasizes that a "one-size-fits-all" approach as promoted by most recent policy approaches is little promising for providing an effective framework for shaping the future of scholarly publishing.

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          Open Monograph Press, Release 1.0

          Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Open Source Software, Publishing, Scholarly Books on March 28th, 2013

          The Public Knowledge Project has released the Open Monograph Press, Release 1.0.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          OMP is designed to assist university presses, learned societies, and scholar-publishers interested in publishing scholarly books in print-on-demand and multiple electronic formats, whether on an open access or purchase basis. OMP is intended to:

          • Handle edited volumes, with different authors for each chapter;
          • Involve editors, authors, reviewers, designers, indexers, and others in book production;
          • See submission through multiple rounds of both internal and external reviews;
          • Utilize industry standard ONIX for bookseller metadata requirements (e.g., Amazon);
          • Create document libraries for submissions, recording contracts, permissions, etc.;
          • Handle thumbnail covers in Catalog, as well as Spotlight features; and
          • Enable Series Editors to see books through review to publication.

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            "Researcher, Beware!"

            Posted in Grants, Open Access on March 25th, 2013

            Jan Erik Frantsvåg has published "Researcher, Beware!" in the latest issue of ScieCom info (note: PDFs are in English).

            Here's an excerpt:

            The Wellcome Trust has not only showed themselves willing to fund OA, they also demand something in return for their funding. Authors are not allowed to use articles that should have been OA, but aren't, in their list of publication when applying for new grants. If the Trust find papers in reports, that do not comply with the OA policy, funding will be withheld. Non-compliant papers will also result in funding renewals or new grants being held back. . . .

            The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced chances to their procedures regarding OA compliance. If non-compliant papers are found in project reports, further payments will be withheld pending evidence of compliance or a satisfactory explanation. . . .

            The European Union is rewriting their OA policy for Horizon 2010. In Framework Program 7 (FP7), a Special Clause 39, demanding Open Access, was attached to about 20 per cent of funds. In Horizon 2020 all funds will have an OA obligation attached. And while the OA obligation in FP7 had a "best effort" clause in it (enabling you to be let off the hook, if you could document that you had asked for, but been denied, permission to self-archive), Horizon 2020 leaves no escape. If you don't comply, you have not fulfilled your contract. This will lead to funds being withheld.

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              University of Rhode Island Adopts Open Access Policy

              Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on March 25th, 2013

              The University of Rhode Island has adopted an open access policy.

              This year, Amherst College, the College of Wooster, Connecticut College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Library Faculty, and Wellesley College have all adopted open access policies.

              (See Peter Suber's Google+ announcements of these policies.)

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                Entire Editorial Board of Journal of Library Administration Resigns

                Posted in Author Rights, Copyright, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on March 25th, 2013

                There have been several reports stating that the editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration has resigned. The Journal of Library Administration is published by Taylor & Francis, which publishes a number of library and information science journals.

                Here's an excerpt from Brian Mathews's "So I'm Editing This Journal Issue and . . ." in which he quotes an e-mail from Damon Jaggars:

                "The Board believes that the licensing terms in the Taylor & Francis author agreement are too restrictive and out-of-step with the expectations of authors in the LIS community."

                "A large and growing number of current and potential authors to JLA have pushed back on the licensing terms included in the Taylor & Francis author agreement. Several authors have refused to publish with the journal under the current licensing terms."

                "Authors find the author agreement unclear and too restrictive and have repeatedly requested some form of Creative Commons license in its place."

                "After much discussion, the only alternative presented by Taylor & Francis tied a less restrictive license to a $2995 per article fee to be paid by the author. As you know, this is not a viable licensing option for authors from the LIS community who are generally not conducting research under large grants."

                "Thus, the Board came to the conclusion that it is not possible to produce a quality journal under the current licensing terms offered by Taylor & Francis and chose to collectively resign."

                The Editorial Board members are:

                Damon Jaggars (Editor)
                Kristin Antelman
                Chris Bourg
                Lisa German
                Fred M. Heath
                Paula T. Kaufman
                Deanna B. Marcum
                Sarah C. Michalak
                James G. Neal
                Ann J. Wolpert
                Makoto Nakamoto
                Stephen Town

                Read more about it at "Editorial Board Resigns from T&F Journal to Protest Restrictive Licensing," "The Journal of Library Administration," and "My Short Stint on the JLA Editorial Board."

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