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  • Overview of Open Access
    to be paid for such as books for which they hope to earn royalty payments It Starting two adjoining sentences with the same word concerns the outputs that scholars normally give away free to be published peer reviewed journal articles conference papers and datasets of various kinds The three original formal definitions of Open Access are the Budapest 2002 Bethesda 2003 and Berlin 2003 definitions and they are usually referred to as a consolidated BBB definition Not only scholars benefit from Open Access They are the most obvious beneficiaries perhaps because their work gains instant worldwide visibility and they also gain as readers if much more world research is available on an Open Access basis for them to access freely and read But there are many other beneficiaries too Research institutions benefit from having a management information tool that enables them to assess and monitor their research programmes and they have a marketing tool that enables them to provide a shop window for their research efforts The same advantages apply to external research funders who need to be able to access and keep track of outputs from their funding and measure and assess how effectively their money has been spent They also can ensure that the results of their spending have had the widest possible dissemination It is because Open Access is so much in the interest of research funders and employers that an increasing number of them around the world are introducing Open Access policies that require their funded researchers to provide Open Access to their work The advantages of Open Access for science and scholarship are in brief Open Access brings greater visibility and impact Open Access moves research along faster Open Access enables better management and assessment of research Open Access provides the material on which the

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  • Editorial Team and Advisory Board
    Open Access Directory He was the principal drafter of the Budapest Open Access Initiative and sits on the Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation the Steering Committee of the Scientific Information Working Group of the U N World Summit on the Information Society and the boards of several other groups devoted to open access scholarly communication and the information commons He has been active in promoting open access for many years through his research speaking and writing For more information see his home page http www earlham edu peters Advisory Board Gerald Beasley Gerald Beasley is University Librarian and Chair of the Open Access Working Group at Concordia University in Montreal Quebec Beasley has masters degrees from Oxford University and the School of Library Archive and Information Studies at University College London England He has been Head Librarian at the Canadian Centre for Architecture Montreal 1999 2004 and Director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library Columbia University New York 2004 8 For more information see Canadian Who s Who U of Toronto 2010 Via a Senate Resolution on Open Access passed in April 2010 Concordia became the first Canadian university to adopt an institution wide green OA mandate Open access was also celebrated as a major theme for events and panel discussions at the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences Canada s largest annual academic gathering which Concordia hosted one month later Beasley continues to promote open access initiatives on the Concordia campus and beyond Contact him at This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Robert Kiley Robert Kiley is Head of Digital Services at the Wellcome Library Wellcome Trust In this role Robert is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to deliver electronic services to the Library s users both in person and remote Key developments over the past few years include the Medical Journals Backfiles Digitisation Project developing a Web Archiving programme and ensuring that the Library s automated systems are fully interoperable Currently Robert is taking a leading role in the implementation of the Trust s open access policy and as such is responsible for liaising with publishers with regard to the Trust s OA policy Work has commenced on exploring the possibility of transforming UK PubMed Central http ukpmc ac uk into a single Europe wide OA repository for biomedical research papers Robert is also helping to scope out a major digitisation programme to provide free universal access to the Wellcome Library s unique and important collections Barbara Kirsop Following an early career in microbiology Barbara Kirsop became the Curator of the UK National Collection of Yeast Cultures NCYC at the Institute for Food Research Norwich UK She was active in the UK Federation for Culture Collections co founded the European Culture Collections Organisation and subsequently became the President of ICSU s World Federation for Culture Collections serving in that capacity between 1986 1994 Following retirement from the NCYC she co founded Bioline Publications a Brazil UK non profit partnership providing open access and global exposure to bioscience journals published in developing countries now transferred to the University of Toronto as a Canada Brazil service and renamed Bioline International In 1996 she co founded the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development EPT that works with publishers and research authors in developing countries to support access to and distribution of research publications The EPT is particularly concerned with raising awareness of the benefits of open access and maintains a web site and blog Barbara is currently a Trustee and the Secretary of the EPT EPT Web Site http www epublishingtrust org EPT Blog http www epublishingtrust blogspot com Melissa Hagemann Melissa Hagemann manages the Open Access Initiative within the Information Program of the Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network Since convening the meeting in December 2001 that led to the development of the Budapest Open Access Initiative OSI has been active within the Open Access movement which advocates for the free online availability of peer reviewed literature Melissa has held several positions within OSI including managing OSI s Regional Library Program 1995 1997 in Budapest as well as the Science Journals Donation Program 1998 2001 She currently sits on the advisory board of the Wikimedia Foundation which operates Wikipedia as well as other leading open content projects and has served on the Member of Experts Group of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation s Global Library Initiative She was profiled as a SPARC Innovator in December 2006 for her work within the Open Access movement Prior to joining OSI Hagemann received an MSc from the London School of Economics and worked in the European Parliament in Brussels Dr Mark Patterson Having graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1982 Mark Patterson obtained his Ph D from the University of Manchester in the laboratory of John Rosamond where he worked on yeast cell cycle genetics Mark then moved into human genetics and carried out post doctoral research in the laboratories of Kay Davies Oxford University and Gilbert Chu Stanford University USA In 1994 after four years as a lecturer at the University of Cambridge Mark made the move into scientific publishing as the editor of Trends in Genetics In 1999 he was appointed as the biology reviews editor at Nature and was subsequently involved in the launch of the Nature Reviews Journals as the editor of Nature Reviews Genetics Mark joined the Public Library of Science in 2003 He established the European PLoS office helped launch PLoS Biology and several other PLoS Journals and was appointed as the Director of Publishing in 2005 Dr Eloy Rodrigues Eloy Rodrigues is the Director of the University of Minho Documentation Services In recent years he has devoted much of his work to the development of digital libraries education and training of librarians and library users and Open Access In 2003 Eloy Rodrigues led the project to create RepositoriUM the institutional repository of Minho University and he has directed

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  • About this site
    call for OA information At the moment if people want to know about author addenda for example they probably refer to SPARC or Science Commons if they are familiar with them But there are also specific examples of author addenda developed by individual universities and these would be very helpful if the information seeker were a pro rector trying to formulate one for his her own establishment The resource here would list all these as links and provide a short overarching discussion of the main issues so that anyone looking for help and examples of author addenda can be confident that s he will find the way from there to all useful information on the topic There are other perspectives on it too The main one is that a small set of individual experts in the field frequently provide presentations lectures or training workshops on aspects of Open Access to a specific community These are usually effective as they stand but then participants are left with little or no opportunity for follow up as the trainers then return to their day jobs elsewhere What is badly needed is a resource that can be referred to afterwards If we use the analogy of university teaching a lecture is given and then students are provided with a list of things to go and look up read work through or test some of which have been prepared by the lecturer and the rest of which are links to what the lecturer considers to be true accurate authoritative information The proposed resource will provide the equivalent of lecturer created materials accompanied by a list of and links to the other authoritative resources on each topic It will also provide periodic regular online tutoring for people who wish to have this kind of support We

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  • We are Open
    free access to scholarly research much of which is publicly funded Making the research publicly available to everyone free of charge and without most copyright and licensing restrictions will accelerate scientific research efforts and allow authors to reach a larger number of readers The reasons to remove restrictions as far as possible are to share knowledge and accelerate research Knowledge has always been a public good in a theoretical sense Open Access makes it a public good in practice said professor Peter Suber director of the Open Access Project at Harvard University and a senior researcher at SPARC The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition The Open Access recommendations include the development of Open Access policies in institutions of higher education and in funding agencies the open licensing of scholarly works the development of infrastructure such as Open Access repositories and creating standards of professional conduct for Open Access publishing The recommendations also establish a new goal of achieving Open Access as the default method for distributing new peer reviewed research in every field and in every country within ten years time Science and scholarship are activities funded from the public purse because society believes they will lead to a better future in terms of our health environment and culture said Heather Joseph executive director of SPARC Anything that maximises the efficacy and efficiency of research benefits every one of us Open Access is a major tool in that quest These new recommendations will underpin future developments in communicating the results of research over the next decade Today Open Access is increasingly recognized as a right rather than an abstract ideal The case for rapid implementation of Open Access continues to grow Open Access benefits research and researchers increases the return to taxpayers on their investment in research and amplifies

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  • Bangladesh researchers lose access to HINARi journals
    The Open Access Map Open Access Tracking Project News from the community Bangladesh researchers lose access to HINARi journals News Some of the world s largest scholarly publishers have withdrawn Bangladesh s free access to 2500 health journals previously provided under the HINARI Health Inter Network for Access to Research Initiative programme The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development has explained why HINARI and similar donor programmes are not as effective

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  • Alhambra Declaration on Open Access
    community Alhambra Declaration on Open Access News The Alhambra Declaration on Open Access has been announced in the wake of the workshop Open Access to science information policies for the developement of OA in Southern Europe held in Granada Spain from the 12th to the 14th of May 2010 organised by the FECYT Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology The goal of the Declaration is to develop and action plan

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  • Institutional Repository Bibliography, Version 1
    useful in understanding institutional repositories Although institutional repositories intersect with a number of open access and scholarly communication topics this bibliography only includes works that are primarily about institutional repositories http digital scholarship org irb irb html Most sources have been published between 2000 and the present however a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included Where possible links are provided to e prints in

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  • eScholarship Launches Enhanced Open Access Publishing Site
    eScholarship also continues to provide deposit and dissemination services for previously published articles or postprints New services enhanced functionality The relaunch of eScholarship brings new opportunities for digital publishing to the University of California and offers substantially improved services for previously supported publication types Books published in eScholarship are now eligible for a combined digital print publication service courtesy of UC Publishing Services UCPubS a joint program of UC Press and the California Digital Library In addition eScholarship now offers conference lifecycle support including mechanisms for proposal submission program display and the ultimate publication of proceedings Much of the site redesign has been focused on improving the quality of access to eScholarship publications The site is optimized for Google searches PDFs can be viewed in their entirety without download and research can be shared easily through third party social networking sites and RSS feeds Likewise the ability to locate relevant scholarship within the new site is greatly improved as a result of the implementation of a highly developed similar items finder visual snippets of keywords within documents KWIC Pics accessible from the search results page facets for narrowing search results by UC campus discipline and peer review status keyword search capability within documents These new services and tools all add up to a vastly enhanced experience for authors editors and publishing program directors and for the researchers who seek out their work What can UC authors expect from publishing with eScholarship Digital publication of original scholarship Digital dissemination of previously published materials Manuscript and peer review management systems Significant reduction in time to publication Author retention of copyright Clear institutional affiliation and context Increased citation rates http www openoasis org index php option com content view article id 560 Itemid 391 Perpetual access and preservation services Full text search and display Comprehensive usage data Free setup training and publishing support Who is using eScholarship Among its many services eScholarship supports the original publication of more than 20 peer reviewed journals including California Agriculture UC Davis Journal of Transnational American Studies UC Santa Barbara Nutrition Bytes UCLA Places UC Berkeley San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science UC Davis Western Journal of Emergency Medicine UC Irvine We have used eScholarship to manage edit and publish the online journal San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science says Dr Samuel N Luoma SFEWS Editor in Chief As a source of peer reviewed credible and objective information SFEWS is recognized by all stakeholders as playing an important role in understanding California s water issues We simply could not have succeeded in bringing this information to scientists the public and policy makers without the open access and high degree of professionalism provided by eScholarship eScholarship is a service of inestimable value to the UC scholarly community Californians in general and the world eScholarship also provides access to publications from nearly 250 research units and publishing programs across UC including Center for Conservation Biology UC Riverside Center for the Study of Democracy UC Irvine Center for Tobacco Control

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