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Putting Down Roots: Securing the Future of Open Access Policies

Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Self-Archiving on January 22nd, 2016

Knowledge Exchange has released Putting Down Roots: Securing the Future of Open Access Policies.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The summary report; 'Putting down roots: Securing the future of open access policies' includes an analysis of a wide range of OA services and policies currently in use and presents:

  • an analysis of the common elements found in the current OA policies adopted by research funders and institutions
  • a set of case studies that illustrate the direct or indirect dependency of OA policies on key services
  • the views of stakeholders on the key services that enable compliance with OA policies
  • use cases, presented in accessible formats and language for a non-technical audience
  • a set of priorities for action if OA policies are to be successfully implemented

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    "Open Access, Almost-OA, OA Policies, and Institutional Repositories"

    Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on December 2nd, 2015

    Richard Poynder has published "Open Access, Almost-OA, OA Policies, and Institutional Repositories" in Open and Shut?. This is part one of a planned two-part post.

    Here's an excerpt:

    First, I want to discuss how many of the documents indexed in "open" repositories are in fact freely available, rather than on "dark deposit" or otherwise inaccessible

    Second, I want to look at the so-called eprint request Button, a tool developed to allow readers to obtain copies of items held on dark deposit in repositories.

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      "Campus Open-Access Policy Implementation Models and Implications for IR Services"

      Posted in Open Access, Self-Archiving on November 18th, 2015

      EllenFinnie Duranceau and Sue Kriegsman. have self-archived "Campus Open-Access Policy Implementation Models and Implications for IR Services."

      Here's an excerpt:

      Here, in attempt to build that needed roadmap, we provide a snapshot of the open-access policy implementation landscape by evaluating data from a survey of Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) and characterizing each library's OA policy implementation models for its campus.

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        "Maximizing the Benefits of Open Access: Strategies for Enhancing the Discovery of Open Access Content"

        Posted in OPACs/Discovery Systems, Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on October 8th, 2015

        Maria Bonn has published "Maximizing the Benefits of Open Access: Strategies for Enhancing the Discovery 0f Open Access Content" in College & Research Libraries News.

        Here's an excerpt:

        To achieve some economies of scale in library acquisition of OA publications, we should leverage the library crown and work the library network. There's no point in libraries all over the world laboriously replicating the same work of evaluation, selection, and acquisition when they have the tools, methods, and community to work in collaboration. Subject specialists might organize themselves in clusters to share the initial work of discovery and establish criteria for evaluation that can be collectively trusted

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          "The Role of arXiv, RePEc, SSRN and PMC in Formal Scholarly Communication"

          Posted in Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, Self-Archiving on October 5th, 2015

          Xuemei Li has self-archived "The Role of arXiv, RePEc, SSRN and PMC in Formal Scholarly Communication."

          Here's an excerpt:

          The four major Subject Repositories (SRs), arXiv, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and PubMed Central (PMC), are all important within their disciplines but no previous study has systematically compared how often they are cited in academic publications. In response, this article reports an analysis of citations to SRs from Scopus publications, 2000 to 2013.

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            "An Interview with Peter Suber on Open Access"

            Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 1st, 2015

            Cheryl LaGuardia has published "An Interview with Peter Suber on Open Access" in Library Journal.

            Here's an excerpt:

            Because hybrid is no-risk, it has spread like wildfire. I used to think that was good, since at least it gave publishers first-hand experience with the economics of fee-based OA journals. But I changed my mind about that years ago

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              "Optimizing Open Access Policy "

              Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on September 14th, 2015

              Stevan Harnad has self-archived "Optimizing Open Access Policy."

              Here's an excerpt:

              This overview of the current status of Open Access (OA) to peer-reviewed research describes the steps that need to be taken to achieve universal OA. . . . To accelerate progress, more institutions and funders need to adopt more effective OA mandates: All universities and funders should require (1) institutional deposit (2) immediately upon acceptance for publication; urge (but not require) (3) immediate OA and (4) rights-retention; (5) minimize allowable embargo length, (6) implement the copy-request Button; (7) provide rich usage and citation metrics and (8) designate repository deposit of publications as the locus for institutional performance review as well as funding applications and renewals.

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                Dspace@MIT: 17,400 Articles Deposited and over 3.3 Million Downloads

                Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Self-Archiving on September 10th, 2015

                MIT's Dspace@MIT has had 17,400 articles deposited and over 3.3 million downloads.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                A new milestone was reached in collecting articles under the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy : 43% of the articles published by faculty since they adopted their Policy are now being shared through the Open Access Articles Collection in Dspace@MIT.

                As of the end of July 2015, downloads of the 17,400 articles deposited in relation to the Policy topped 3.3 million, with over 83,500 downloads during the month.

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                  "Connecting the Pieces: Using ORCIDs to Improve Research Impact and Repositories"

                  Posted in Institutional Repositories, Metadata, Self-Archiving on September 10th, 2015

                  Mohamed Baessa et al have published "Connecting the Pieces: Using ORCIDs to Improve Research Impact and Repositories" in F1000 Research.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  Integration with ORCID has been a key element in this process and the best way to ensure data quality for researcher's scientific contributions. It included the systematic inclusion and creation, if necessary, of ORCID identifiers in the existing repository system, an institutional membership in ORCID, and the creation of dedicated integration tools. In addition and in cooperation with the Office of Research Evaluation, the Library worked at implementing a Current Research Information System (CRIS) as a standardized common resource to monitor KAUST research outputs.

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                    "The Rutgers Open Access Policy: Implementation Planning for Success"

                    Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Self-Archiving on September 8th, 2015

                    Laura Bowering Mullen and Jane Johnson Otto have self-archived "The Rutgers Open Access Policy: Implementation Planning for Success."

                    Here's an excerpt:

                    At Rutgers University, an open access resolution was passed by the University Senate in October, 2012, and was codified in the official Rutgers University Policy Library in October, 2014. All of the work that the authors coordinated to get to the point of passing the policy was only the beginning of making open access a reality at Rutgers. Since the date that the policy has passed, the authors have been leading an implementation effort (using an established timeline) which includes a new web portal for scholarship, as well as developing materials and presentations for various open access policy-focused education and outreach efforts.. . . The authors provide background and a case study to illustrate the implementation efforts underway as Rutgers comes closer to the official date that the policy will go into effect university-wide on Sept. 1, 2015.

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                      "Accelerating Scientific Publication in Biology"

                      Posted in Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on July 22nd, 2015

                      Ronald D Vale has self-archived "Accelerating Scientific Publication in Biology."

                      Here's an excerpt:

                      Our analysis suggests that publication practices have changed considerably in the life sciences over the past thirty years. Considerably more experimental data is now required for publication, and the average time required for graduate students to publish their first paper has increased and is approaching the desirable duration of Ph.D. training. Since publication is generally a requirement for career progression, schemes to reduce the time of graduate student and postdoctoral training may be difficult to implement without also considering new mechanisms for accelerating communication of their work. The increasing time to publication also delays potential catalytic effects that ensue when many scientists have access to new information. The time has come for the life scientists, funding agencies, and publishers to discuss how to communicate new findings in a way that best serves the interests of the public and scientific community.

                      See also: "Thoughts on Ron Vale's 'Accelerating Scientific Publication in Biology'" by Michael Eisen.

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                        Emerald Announces Zero Embargo Trial for Library and Information Science Journals

                        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on July 15th, 2015

                        Emerald has announced a zero embargo trial for library and information science journals.

                        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                        Emerald Group Publishing, global publisher linking research and practice, today announces the launch of its Green Open Access, Zero Embargo trial, applicable for all mandated articles submitted to the company's Library and Information Science (LIS) and selected Information and Knowledge Management journals.

                        This change allows authors to deposit the post-print version of the article into their respective institutional repository immediately upon official publication, rather than after Emerald's 24 month embargo period for mandated articles. . . .

                        The evaluation of this trial will help to inform future Emerald Open Access initiatives. Emerald will work with its Librarian Advisory Group to assess the impact of the trial, by monitoring the quality and volume of submissions, feedback from authors, and readership figures from both the Emerald platform and institutional repositories.

                        See also: "Emerald and Open Access."

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