Zdaj je že kar redna praksa :) , da objavljam novice o odprtem dostopu, ki jih skozi mesec skrbno zbira in izbira kolegica dr. Kotarjeva iz Univerzitetne službe za knjižnično dejavnost UL:
· Deklaracije, politike, analize stanja, projekti
· ZDA: predloga zakonov Research Works Act in Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012; raziskovalci bojkotirajo Elsevier
· Avtorskopravni vidiki
· Odprte revije
· Zasledovanje odmevnosti objav
· Problematika naročniških revij
· Odprti podatki raziskav
· Prosto in odprto dostopna učna ter študijska gradiva
· Odprti bibliografski podatki
Pogovor o prihodnosti odprtega dostopa v Sloveniji
Predstavniki partnerjev projekta openaccess.si in drugi zainteresirani so se 30. 1. 2012 pogovarjali o nadaljnjih aktivnostih pri vzpostavljanju okolja odprtega dostopa v Sloveniji (sklepi). Primera dobre prakse: Recommendations for implementation of open access in Denmark in A surfboard for riding the wave: towards a four country action programme on research data (oba 2011). Če želite sodelovati, se oglasite na firstname.lastname@example.org!
DEKLARACIJE, POLITIKE, ANALIZE STANJA, PROJEKTI
RCUK proposed policy on access to research outputs
UK research funders suggest liberated open-access policy
The Future of Taxpayer-Funded Research: Who Will Control Access to the Results?
The future of academic publishing
“These are the most uncertain times in living memory for academic publishing. After decades of bumping along with an antique publishing model, researchers have suddenly woken up and found that they are strong. More than 4700 have signed a pledge not to write, review or edit for Elsevier journals, in a movement that The Economist has called the Academic Spring... The immediate catalyst is the Research Works Act (RWA) ... http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/02/09/the-future-of-academic-publishing/
Improving The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 11331)
Abstract: … Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. This document highlights the findings of the Force11 workshop on the Future of Research Communication held at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, in August 2011: it summarizes a number of key problems facing scholarly publishing today, and presents a vision that addresses these problems, proposing concrete steps that key stakeholders can take to improve the state of scholarly publishing.
Academic publishing must go digital to survive http://theconversation.edu.au/academic-publishing-must-go-digital-to-survive-5286
Ten Years On, Researchers Embrace Open Access
"How long does it take for an idea to turn into a movement for change? And how long before that movement achieves its goals? Today, the tenth anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, seems like a good time to ask these questions....”
Essay on open access scholarship
The 11 provosts of universities in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation published a joint statement opposing the Research Works Act (RWA) and in support of the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA). http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/02/23/essay-open-access-scholarship
Toward Global Open Scholarship – Access to Research in Development and Globalization
A Master's thesis at the U of Ottawa, 2012. Abstract: … This thesis provides data describing the size and growth of the universe of scholarship, its global reach, how much of it is accessible free of charge on the internet and the rate at which that share is growing. Open Access together with development programs aimed at reducing price barriers to subscription journals have vastly increased the possibilities for accessing research in the South. The relevance to globalization and development is explored conceptually and revealed in the results.
Nine ways scientists can help improve science journalism
"We propose, in no particular order, nine possible ways scientists can improve science journalism and nine possible questions for science journalists....7. Make it public. Scientists face unrelenting pressure to publish in the most respected journals, placing much science behind paywalls. The ethical concerns this raises, especially for publicly funded science, have been underlined at length (see for example here, here, and here). We can post our articles on our websites but a coordinated move to open access publishing may require changes in government policy ...."
The Missing Outcry — Are the NIH and Its Researchers Shirking Their Obligations?
"But what happens when studies reveal that NIH-funded researchers aren’t depositing their reports or their data within the time allotted to them? What happens when the NIH itself doesn’t chase down the reports it requires from its taxpayer-funded researchers? Very little, it seems, despite the fact that on its face, this seems like a pretty egregious abrogation of duties...."
Studies on Subject-Specific Requirements for Open Access Infrastructure
Designed as a comparative study covering five disciplines (Health, Climate, Agriculture, ICT, e-infrastructures) it provides in-depth insight into researchers' behaviour and current practices. With a focus on research workflows, literature and data management the case studies address key questions on how subject-specific needs can be represented in an Open Access
MIT Faculty Articles Downloaded Worldwide Through Open Access Policy
"Three years ago this month, the MIT Faculty established an Open Access Policy, through which their scholarly articles are made openly available on the web.....Only one-third of use originated in the United States, and while the top 20 countries account for 85% of the use (including China, India, the UK, Germany, and the Republic of Korea), downloads are widespread. Russia and Brazil each account for about 1% of the use....This news is reported as we mark the third anniversary (on March 18) of the faculty’s precedent-setting policy, the first university-wide faculty policy of its kind in the United States."
Open access theses in institutional repositories: an exploratory study of the perceptions of doctoral students
Electronic doctoral theses in the UK: a sector-wide survey into policies, practice and barriers to Open Access
Adoption of CERIF [Common European Research Information Format] in Higher Education Institutions in the UK: a landscape study
The study documents the extent of adoption and engagement with CERIF in UK Higher Education institutions (HEIs) in late 2011/early 2012. 51 institutions in the UK are using CERIF Current Research Information Systems (CRIS), indicating a 30.7% adoption of CERIF. All institutions are using commercial CERIF CRIS with one exception. The current market leader in the UK is Pure from Atira (based in Denmark), which has 19 university installations (other systems being used are CONVERIS and Symplectic Elements). However despite the widespread use of CERIF as an underlying standard, many institutions are not engaging with CERIF directly. Staff find CERIF complex and rely on external expertise from CRIS vendors and UK user groups; only institutions involved in JISC projects are properly engaging with CERIF. Many staff are keen to engage more – this is likely to happen as local CRIS implementations are completed and institutions are able to start exploiting the many efficiency benefits offered by CERIF.”
ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme
15. 2. 2012 je bil slovenski informativni dan programa CIP ICT PSP: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/ict_psp/documents/slovenian_info_day_150212.pdf
ZDA: PREDLOGA ZAKONOV RESEARCH WORKS ACT IN FEDERAL RESEARCH PUBLIC ACCESS ACT OF 2012; RAZISKOVALCI BOJKOTIRAJO ELSEVIER
Elsevier withdraws support for the research works act
"While we continue to oppose government mandates in this area, Elsevier is withdrawing support for the Research Work Act itself. We hope this will address some of the concerns expressed and help create a less heated and more productive climate for our ongoing discussions with research funders...."
A letter to the mathematics community
"We are writing to let you know of a series of changes that we are making to how the Elsevier mathematics program will be run. Some of these are new initiatives, and some reflect changes that we have been working on over a longer period. We have been listening actively to the community and we see a number of issues that we need to address, not least being open to what the community has to say ... http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/P11.cws_home/lettertothecommunity
A message to the research community: journal prices, discounts and access
A tale of two bills: the Research Works Act and Federal Research Public Access Act
"The RWA is now dead, withdrawn by its Congressional sponsors and chief lobbyist-supporter …
...FRPAA would strengthen the OA mandate at the NIH, by reducing the maximum embargo to six months, and then extend the strengthened policy to all the major agencies of the federal government. In that sense, it's the opposite of the RWA....
The RWA, COMPETES Act, FRPAA, and the White House RFI can be put roughly this order: anti, weak, strong, and stronger ..."
Legislation to Bar Public-Access Requirement on Federal Research Is Dead
"The science-publishing giant Elsevier pulled its support on Monday from the controversial Research Works Act, hours before the bill's co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives declared the legislation dead....The bill, HR 3699, would have prevented agencies of the federal government from requiring public access to federally subsidized research. In a statement released on Monday morning, the publisher reiterated its opposition to government mandates even as it backed away from the bill.”
Graph of Elsevier's profit margin 2006-2010, from their ... on Twitpic
The blogger uses a graph representing publisher Elsevier’s profit margin between the years 2006-2012. The graph shows that the profit margin in 2006 was 30.6% and increased each year reaching 36.7% in 2010. The blogger comments, “This in a time of budget squeezes.” Use the link above to view the graph.
The Research Works Act: a comment
Value and benefits of text mining
Text mining promises huge economic and research benefit, but copyright law and other barriers are limiting its use, says JISC report.
Enhanced Publications now possible with Open Journal Systems
The Good, Bad, and Ugly- Open access into the sunlight
"JQ Johnson, Director of Scholarly Communications & Instructional Support for the University of Oregon Libraries, took a crack at a simple mash up of SCImago Journal Rankings (SJRs) with open access journals that appear in the Directory of Open Access Journals to create a list of highly cited (good) open access journals. And he also threw in a similar calculation of article influence from eigenfactor.org , the metric system from ISI Web of Science....JQ’s Tables could probably jump-start an institutional conversation on high quality and effective open access. One of his conclusions is that, with just a few exceptions, “The vast majority of highly ranked OA journals are in biomedicine.” ..."
Open access central funds in UK universities
Abstract: This paper reports on the extent to which higher education institutions in the UK have set up central funds and similar institutionally co-ordinated approaches to the payment of open access article-processing charges. It presents data demonstrating that central funds have only been set up by a minority of institutions and that the number of institutions has not changed significantly between 2009 and 2011. It then explores the barriers to the establishment of such funds and discusses recent developments that might lower these barriers. Finally, it provides a case study of the development of the central fund at the University of Nottingham in the UK and considers the sustainability of such an approach.
Pricing principles used by scholarly open access publishers
Abstract: The article processing charge (APC) is currently the primary method of funding professionally published open access (OA) peer-reviewed journals. The pricing principles of 77 OA publishers publishing over 1,000 journals using APCs were studied and classified. The most commonly used pricing method is a single fixed fee, which can either be the same for all of a publisher's journals or individually determined for each journal. Fees are usually only levied for publication of accepted papers, but there are some journals that also charge submission fees. Instead of fixed prices, many publishers charge by the page or have multi-tiered fees depending on the length of articles. The country of origin of the author can also influence the pricing, in order to facilitate publishing for authors from developing countries.
Ein Überblick über Open Access Geschäftsmodelle mit besonderem Fokus auf profitorientierte Verlage
The author's English-language abstract: "Open Access has already become an interesting target for publishers like Springer or Wiley. Due to the fact that there are more and more Open Access articles published the publishers will have to act and deal with the new conditions. There already are loads of different business models for Open Access. The following thesis will show the current state of these models, how these models may develop and take a closer look at the business models of some publishers."
Open Access in Nederlandse licenties: SAGE en Springer Open Choice
From Google's English: "158 SAGE journals offer 90% discount on the 'Open Access Fee'. Publisher SAGE and Dutch universities have an Open Access agreement: authors receive 90% discount at certain magazines on the 'Open Access Publishing Fee' and pay only $ 300. The agreement covers:  all publications offered in one of the 158 journals in the SAGE Choice Programme (see Annex SAGE Journal Titles Choice Program ), and  authors who are employed at a Dutch university...."
Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success: Final Research Report
"This report briefly presents the findings and recommendations of the "Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success" project which investigated the extent to which publishing has now become a core activity of North American academic libraries and suggested ways in which further capacity could be built. The research described (consisting of a survey, some case studies, three workshops, and a set of further reading recommendations) was mainly conducted between October 1, 2010, and September 30, 2011. It was supported by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Libraries Studies, made to Purdue University Libraries in collaboration with the Libraries of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah...."
Into the Open: Transitions in Journal Publishing (moderated discussion at Duke University)
ZASLEDOVANJE ODMEVNOSTI OBJAV
The Effect of Open Access upon Citation Impact
Does Open Access publishing increase citation rates? From a methodological point of view, the debate focuses on biases, control groups, sampling, and the degree to which conclusions from case studies can be generalized. This note does not give a complete overview of studies that were published during the past decade but highlights key events. An extended version of this paper will be published
Self-selection and the citation advantage of open access articles
Abstract: This research seeks to examine the relationship between the open access availability of journal articles in anthropology and their citation conditions....The paper applies a statistical logistic regression model to explore this relationship, and compares two groups of articles, those published in high-ranked journals and those in low-ranked journals based on journal impact factor, to examine the likelihood that open access status is correlated to scholarly impact....The results reveal that open access articles in general receive more citations. Moreover, this research finds that articles in high-ranked journals do not have a higher open access rate, and articles in lower-ranked journals have a greater increase rate of citations if they are freely accessible....The findings are contrary to the existing theory that a higher citation rate of open access articles is caused by authors posting their best articles online. It is hoped that the research discoveries can help electronic publishers and digital project managers to adjust their strategies in open access advocacy.
Individual researchers benefit from online impact assessment
Individual researchers are very interested in evidence of the impact of their publications. Research institutes and independent organisations assessing research have a special interest when comparing groups and organisations for research assessment. Thanks to the possibilities of web based publishing it is now possible to gauge the impact of some publications under certain conditions. New information filters and tools are helping researchers to assess their own progress and to find responses of others to their publications.
The report Users, Narcissism and Control, which was funded by SURF, offers a comprehensive overview of the current tracking tools of online publications. The report shows to what extent it is possible to follow in real-time how research results are being downloaded, read, cited, and applied.
Altmetrics in the Wild: Using Social Media to Explore Scholarly Impact
Abstract: In growing numbers, scholars are integrating social media tools like blogs, Twitter, and Mendeley into their professional communications. The online, public nature of these tools exposes and reifies scholarly processes once hidden and ephemeral. Metrics based on this activities could inform broader, faster measures of impact, complementing traditional citation metrics. This study explores the properties of these social media-based metrics or "altmetrics," sampling 24,331 articles published by the Public Library of Science. We find that that different indicators vary greatly in activity. Around 5% of sampled articles are cited in Wikipedia, while close to 80% have been included in at least one Mendeley library. There is, however, an encouraging diversity; a quarter of articles have nonzero data from five or more different sources. Correlation and factor analysis suggest citation and altmetrics indicators track related but distinct impacts, with neither able to describe the complete picture of scholarly use alone. There are moderate correlations between Mendeley and Web of Science citation, but many altmetric indicators seem to measure impact mostly orthogonal to citation. Articles cluster in ways that suggest five different impact “flavors,” capturing impacts of different types on different audiences; for instance, some articles may be heavily read and saved by scholars but seldom cited. Together, these findings encourage more research into altmetrics as complements to traditional citation measures.
Tracking Scholarly Influence Beyond the Impact Factor
"[PLoS] publisher emphasizes a variety of article-level metrics: usage statistics and citations, sure, but also how often an article is blogged about or bookmarked and what readers and media outlets are saying about it. The approach is part of a broader trend toward altmetrics, alternative ways of measuring scholarly influence. Go to any PLoS article online and you will find a “metrics” tab at the top of the screen. That gives you five categories, including article usage, citations, social networks (currently the bookmarking sites CiteULike and Connotea), blogs and media coverage, and PLoS readers (that’s a ratings system that lets users give an article one to five stars). Readers’ comments get a tab of their own. PLoS began experimenting with article-level metrics in July 2009 ...
Toward a Second Revolution: altmetrics, total-impact, and the decoupled journal
Coercive Citation in Academic Publishing
Abstract: Despite their shortcomings (1–4), impact factors continue to be a primary means by which academics “quantify the quality of science” (5). One side effect of impact factors is the incentive they create for editors to coerce authors to add citations to their journal. Coercive self-citation does not refer to the normal citation directions, given during a peer-review process, meant to improve a paper. Coercive self-citation refers to requests that (i) give no indication that the manuscript was lacking in attribution; (ii) make no suggestion as to specific articles, authors, or a body of work requiring review; and (iii) only guide authors to add citations from the editor's journal. This quote from an editor as a condition for publication highlights the problem: “you cite Leukemia [once in 42 references]. Consequently, we kindly ask you to add references of articles published in Leukemia to your present article” (6). Gentler language may be used, but the message is clear: Add citations or risk rejection.
PROBLEMATIKA NAROČNIŠKIH REVIJ
Big Deal Contract Project
Journal Cost-Effectiveness 2010
New tool provides insights into e-resource usage
A census of Open Access repositories in the Netherlands
WoW! Wouter on the Web, (10 Feb 2012)
Batch Ingesting into EPrints Digital Repository Software
Abstract: This paper describes the batch importing strategy and workflow used for the import of theses metadata and PDF documents into the EPrints digital repository software. A two-step strategy of importing metadata in MARC format followed by attachment of PDF documents is described in detail, including Perl source code for scripts used. The processes described were used in the ingestion of 6,000 theses metadata and PDFs into an EPrints institutional repository.
Automated Electronic Thesis and Dissertations Ingest [DSpace]
Confederation of Open Access Repositories - News digest - Spring 2012
ODPRTI PODATKI RAZISKAV
The Open Data Handbook
PROSTO IN ODPRTO DOSTOPNA UČNA TER ŠTUDIJSKA GRADIVA
Be inspired by UK open education week
ODPRTI BIBLIOGRAFSKI PODATKI
Linked Open Data as explained by Europeana
"Antoine Isaac recently sent an e-mail around the List to let us know that Europeana has published its first dataset, comprising 2.4 million objects, under CC0. Furthermore, the new Data Exchange Agreement, which data suppliers are required to sign in order to publish on Europeana (and already signed by national libraries, national museums and content providers for entire countries), comes into effect on 1 July 2012, after which all metadata in Europeana will be available as Open Data to the Public Domain! This is brilliant news in itself, but what I found particularly enchanting was the animated video that Europeana created in support of this announcement...."
The Europeana Licensing Framework
Europeana Data Exchange Agreement
Now Launched: the European Library Standards Handbook
"The Europeana Libraries project is working to build a robust aggregation model based on The European Library, which will make metadata to digital content from research and national libraries across Europe available on both Europeana and the new European Library portal. This handbook explains to data providers how this aggregation infrastructure can be used. The European Library Standards handbook serves as a handbook for libraries providing data to The European Library and other services such as Europeana. The document, produced as part of Europeana Libraries, clarifies the advantages of outsourcing specific data-provision tasks to an aggregator and provides a complete description of the process...."