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"Who Needs Open Access, Anyway?"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on May 6th, 2015

Walt Crawford has published "Who Needs Open Access, Anyway?" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

Here's an excerpt:

That title is not my own opinion or question—but it feels like the appropriate title for this odd roundup, covering several dozen items I've tagged over the last two years (or so) as " oa-anti. " The tag doesn't necessarily mean the item was a flat-out attack on open access (even with the typical "some of my best friends are OA, but… " nonsense that's usually now phrased as "I am/this publisher is/a big proponent of OA, however… "). It means that, in skimming the item initially, it seemed to register as something that either seemed to undermine OA or could be used as an attack on OA—or, in some cases, it's discussing somebody else attempting to undermine OA. At the end of this mostly-unsorted set of items, I note a handful of " oa-pro " items for a little balance.

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    "Thumbs Down for the Freemium Model? Researchers Reject Nature’s Fast Track Peer Review Experiment"

    Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals on May 6th, 2015

    David Crotty has published "Thumbs Down for the Freemium Model? Researchers Reject Nature's Fast Track Peer Review Experiment" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

    Here's an excerpt:

    NPG launched a four-week trial in their megajournal Scientific Reports. The journal features a Gold open access (OA) business model, where accepted authors pay a $1,495 article processing charge (APC). In the trial, authors willing to pay an additional $750 upfront would get their decision in three weeks. NPG would be able to offer this additional speed by outsourcing the peer review process to Rubriq, a service offered by the private company Research Square.

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      "Stepping Back from Sharing"

      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on May 5th, 2015

      Kevin Smith has published "Stepping Back from Sharing" in Scholarly Communications @ Duke.

      Here's an excerpt:

      Two major features of this retreat from openness need to be highlighted. First, it imposes an embargo of at least one year on all self-archiving of final authors' manuscripts, and those embargoes can be as long as four years. Second, when the time finally does roll around when an author can make her own work available through an institutional repository, Elsevier now dictates how that access is to be controlled, mandating the most restrictive form of Creative Commons license, the CC-BY-NC-ND license for all green open access.

      See also: "Elsevier Updates Its Article-Sharing Policies, Perspectives and Services" and "GET IT IN WRITING: On Elsevier's Revised Sharing/Hosting Policies."

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        Elsevier: "Unleashing the Power of Academic Sharing"

        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on May 4th, 2015

        Elsevier has released "Unleashing the Power of Academic Sharing."

        Here's an excerpt:

        Elsevier's updated sharing and hosting policies explain how articles published with Elsevier may be shared and made available. These provide a more clear and consistent framework that is aligned with the rest of the publishing industry, and which is based on feedback from our authors and institutional partners. While we know the policy changes will not go as far as some would like, we believe they strike an appropriate balance between the rights and responsibilities of sharing.

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          "Fast and Made to Last: Academic Blogs Look to Ensure Long-Term Accessibility and Stability of Content"

          Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Publishing, Social Media/Web 2.0 on May 1st, 2015

          Christof Schöch has published "Fast and Made to Last: Academic Blogs Look to Ensure Long-Term Accessibility and Stability of Content" in Impact of Social Sciences.

          Here's an excerpt:

          The advantage of blogs compared with such talks is that here, discussions can happen across geographical and temporal borders, and that they stay visible online in comments or companion posts. But aren't blog posts, ultimately, almost as fleeting as a talk at a workshop? Who makes sure the content stays online not just today and tomorrow, but in the long term? Who guarantees that the link to the post remains the same? Who ensures that the text will not be modified later on? These are issues that need to be resolved if blogs are to be reliable, trusted, citeable resources and receive academic recognition even in the absence of traditional pre-publication peer-review. . . . The research blogging platform hypotheses.org has understood this early on. This fact is undoubtedly a factor in the success of the platform, which is run by the French initiative OpenEdition and currently hosts 1006 (and counting) research blogs in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and English coming from the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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            "Four Facets of Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in Licensing Contracts for Electronic Journals"

            Posted in Licenses, Privacy, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 30th, 2015

            Alan Rubel and Mei Zhang have published "Four Facets of Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in Licensing Contracts for Electronic Journals" in College & Research Libraries.

            Here's an excerpt:

            This is a study of the treatment of library patron privacy in licenses for electronic journals in academic libraries. We begin by distinguishing four facets of privacy and intellectual freedom based on the LIS and philosophical literature. Next, we perform a content analysis of 42 license agreements for electronic journals, focusing on terms for enforcing authorized use and collection and sharing of user data. We compare our findings to model licenses, to recommendations proposed in a recent treatise on licenses, and to our account of the four facets of intellectual freedom. We find important conflicts with each.

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              Disrupting the Subscription Journals’ Business Model for the Necessary Large-Scale Transformation to Open Access

              Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals on April 29th, 2015

              The Max Planck Digital Library has released Disrupting the Subscription Journals' Business Model for the Necessary Large-Scale Transformation to Open Access .

              Here's an excerpt:

              This paper makes the strong, fact-based case for a large-scale transformation of the current corpus of scientific subscription journals to an open access business model. The existing journals, with their well-tested functionalities, should be retained and developed to meet the demands of 21st century research, while the underlying payment streams undergo a major restructuring. There is sufficient momentum for this decisive push towards open access publishing. The diverse existing initiatives must be coordinated so as to converge on this clear goal. The international nature of research implies that this transformation will be achieved on a truly global scale only through a consensus of the world's most eminent research organizations. All the indications are that the money already invested in the research publishing system is sufficient to enable a transformation that will be sustainable for the future. There needs to be a shared understanding that the money currently locked in the journal subscription system must be withdrawn and re-purposed for open access publishing services. The current library acquisition budgets are the ultimate reservoir for enabling the transformation without financial or other risks. The goal is to preserve the established service levels provided by publishers that are still requested b y researchers, while redefining and reorganizing the necessary payment streams. By disrupting the underlying business model, the viability of journal publishing can be preserved and put on a solid footing for the scholarly developments of the future.

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                "Steps toward a New GSU Ruling"

                Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Reserves, Publishing, Research Libraries on April 28th, 2015

                Kevin Smith has published "Steps toward a New GSU Ruling" in Scholarly Communication @ Duke University.

                Here's an excerpt:

                It appears that once again the publishers have failed in an effort to broaden the scope of the case beyond the item-by-item fair use analysis that has already been done and to possibly reintroduce some of the broad principles that they really want, which have so far been rejected at every stage. Now Judge Evans has explicitly told them, in her scheduling order, that what is required is "consideration and reevaluation of each of the individual claims" in order to redetermine "in each instance… whether defendants' use was a fair use under 17 U.S.C. section 107." Her schedule for the briefs is tight, with an end of the briefing now scheduled just two and a half months from now. Presumably we would still have a long wait while Judge Evans applies revised reasoning about fair use to each of the individual excerpts, but it looks a bit more like that is what is going to happen.

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                  "A Network Approach to Scholarly Communication Infrastructure"

                  Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on April 28th, 2015

                  Rebecca Kennison and Lisa Norberg have published "A Network Approach to Scholarly Communication Infrastructure" in EDUCAUSE Review.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  The open-access movement, fueled by the digital revolution, is transforming the business of scholarly communication, affecting the entire value chain. Rapidly emerging technologies have been crucial enablers of this transformation, blurring traditional roles and attracting new participants. The infrastructure and the economic framework established to support a centuries-old model of scholarly publishing are no longer adequate to the task. We believe that a radically different approach is required-one that is open, flexible, collaborative, and networked.

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                    "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On | Periodicals Price Survey 2015"

                    Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Serials Crisis on April 24th, 2015

                    Stephen Bosch and Kittie Henderson have published "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On | Periodicals Price Survey 2015" in Library Journal.

                    Here's an excerpt:

                    Open access (OA) continues to develop, but some financial analysts, such as Sami Kassab, executive director at investment firm Exane BNP Paribas, now believe that OA may no longer be a pressure point on commercial publishing. OA has not been the disruptive force on commercial publishing for which many had hoped.

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                      University of Minnesota Press and GC Digital Scholarship Lab Get $732,000 Mellon Grant for Manifold Scholarship

                      Posted in Digital Humanities, E-Books, Publishing, Scholarly Books on April 22nd, 2015

                      The University of Minnesota Press and GC Digital Scholarship Lab of Graduate Center of the City University of New York have received a $732,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for Manifold Scholarship.

                      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                      Moving beyond the digitization of scholarly books, based primarily in siloed, read-only analogues to print such as Adobe Acrobat PDF and Epub, Manifold will define and create the next phase of scholarly publishing: monographs that open the boundaries of separate formats like "print" and "e-book." Foreseeing an emerging hybrid environment for scholarship, Manifold will develop, alongside the print edition of a book, an alternate form of publication that is networked and iterative, served on an interactive, open-source platform. . . .

                      In Manifold, a digital scholarly work would not be a static replication of the print book. From the beginning it is dynamic, revised, and expanded to reflect the evolution of academic thought and research, incorporating access to primary research documents and data, links to related archives, rich media, social media, and reading tools. Manifold seeks to encompass the growth and refinement of academic work as it is discussed, reviewed, and analyzed.

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                        50 Universities or University Units Have Now Adopted Open Access Policies by Unanimous Faculty Votes

                        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on April 20th, 2015

                        With recent votes by Boston University and University of Delaware faculty, 50 universities or university units, such as schools, have now adopted open access policies by unanimous faculty votes.

                        Here's a list from Unanimous Faculty Votes. See the original document for omitted details, and see the recently revised (and praised) Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP) for a complete list of over 670 open access policies.

                        1. February 12, 2008. Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
                        2. April 27, 2008. Macquarie University
                        3. May 7, 2008, Harvard University, School of Law
                        4. June 10, 2008, Stanford University, School of Education
                        5. October 2008, University College London (UCL)
                        6. February 11, 2009. Boston University
                        7. March 6, 2009, Oregon State University, Library Faculty
                        8. March 18, 2009, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
                        9. May 2009. University of Calgary, division of Library and Cultural Resources
                        10. May 2009. University of Pretoria
                        11. May 7, 2009, University of Oregon, Library Faculty
                        12. May 14, 2009, University of Oregon, Department of Romance Languages
                        13. May 14, 2009, Gustavus Adolphus College, Library Faculty
                        14. October 1, 2009, York University, librarians and archivists
                        15. October, 2009. Universidad de Oriente (Venezuela)
                        16. November 18, 2009, Oberlin College
                        17. December 2, 2009, University of Northern Colorado, Library Faculty
                        18. February 1, 2010, Wake Forest University, Library faculty
                        19. February 9, 2010, California Polytechnic State University
                        20. February 12, 2010, Oregon State University College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS)
                        21. February 24, 2010, University of Virginia
                        22. February 25, 2010, Rollins College Faculty of Arts and Sciences
                        23. March 18, 2010, Duke University
                        24. March 24, 2010, University of Puerto Rico School of Law
                        25. April 19, 2010, San Jose State University
                        26. September 27, 2010, University of Northern Colorado
                        27. October 2010, Trinity College Dublin
                        28. December 22, 2010, Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
                        29. March 15, 2011, Emory University
                        30. May 11, 2011, University of Pennsylvania
                        31. September 2011, Princeton University
                        32. October 19, 2011, Florida State University
                        33. December 8, 2011, Pacific University
                        34. January 27, 2012, Bifröst University
                        35. February 15, 2012, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto
                        36. April 2012, Utah State University
                        37. May 21, 2012, University of California, San Francisco
                        38. February 6, 2013, Wellesley College
                        39. March 4, 2013, College of Wooster
                        40. March 5, 2013, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Library faculty
                        41. March 21, 2013, University of Rhode Island
                        42. April 2013, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
                        43. June 13, 2013, Oregon State University
                        44. December 2013, Télé-université (TELUQ), Université du Québec
                        45. December 2, 2013, Columbia University, School of Social Work
                        46. June 18, 2014, Harvard Medical School
                        47. October 7, 2014, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
                        48. October 9, 2014, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
                        49. February 11, 2015, Boston University
                        50. April 6, 2015, University of Delaware

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