"Six Things to Know" Presentation by Professor Christopher Kelty

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Christopher Kelty, Associate Professor
Institute for Society and Genetics, Dept. of Anthropology, Dept. of Information Studies
Immediate Past Chair, University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC)
SIX THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT
THE UC OPEN ACCESS POLICY
Passed the Academic Senate on July24th, 2013.
Two years of review and revision.
Largest University to pass such a policy (175+ others).
Continuing review and revision over the next year.
0. IT’S NEW.
In 2002, the Budapest Open Access Initiative defined open access as:
”the world-wide electronic distribution of the
peer-reviewed journal literature, completely free
and unrestricted access to it by all scientists,
scholars, teachers, students, and other curious
minds."
WHAT IS OPEN ACCESS?
Scholars in universities
increase visibility, usage, and impact of research
Retain rights to use and reuse research publications, including derivatives
Industry, business, arts and scholarship beyond the university
Gain access to cutting edge research and new ideas
Fuels innovation, discovery, creativity and progress
Stimulates and guides public discourse and debate
The people of California (and the world)
Get a return on their investment and taxes when research is freely available
Promotes knowledge and free expression as a public good
Libraries, K-12, educators generally
Gain access to the latest research
Creates a basis for better learning and teaching everywhere
Publishers
Reduced transactions costs in managing complex subscriptions
Doing the right thing with scholarly research
WHO BENEFITS FROM OPEN
ACCESS?
Scholars in (rich) universities
increase visibility, usage, and impact of research
Retain rights to use and reuse research publications, including derivatives
Industry, business, arts and scholarship beyond the university
Gain access to cutting edge research and new ideas
Fuels innovation, discovery, creativity and progress
Stimulates and guides public discourse and debate
The people of California (and the world)
Get a return on their investment and taxes when research is freely available
Promotes knowledge and free expression as a public good
Libraries, K-12, educators generally
Gain access to the latest research
Creates a basis for better learning and teaching everywhere
Publishers
Reduced transactions costs in managing complex subscriptions
Doing the right thing with scholarly research
WHO HAS ACCESS NOW?
Designed to promote open access, but respect academic freedom.
Open access = more readers, more citations, more engagement.
OA policies work by changing the default. From weak individual
negotiation to strong collective power.
Strength and weakness of the policy = opt out/waiver.
1. MADE BY FACULTY, FOR
FACULTY.
Green policies reserve rights (under copyright law) to make a
version of any publication available in a public repository.
Gold OA means new business models that make open access
publishing more sustainable (hopefully).
UC OA policy does not require that anyone pay to publish or
publish in an OA journal.
Advantage? Reserves strong, flexible rights without committing to
any particular business model.
2. IT’S GREEN NOT GOLD.
UCLA and UCI will be the ‘pilot’ universities (but anyone at any UC
can officially start depositing). UCSF has already started.
In 2013-14, the California Digital Library will provide:
- a streamlined deposit system (Nov. 1)
- a prototype ‘harvesting’ tool (Summer 2014)
- stats and data about the process (throughout)
3. IT STARTS NOV. 1ST
eScholarship is the official system-wide repository of the UC system
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indexed by Google, CrossRef and other databases
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can house supplementary materials, data, etc.
Any other recognized OA repository will satisfy the policy
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PubMed, ArXiv, other University repositories, etc.
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Consistent with the NIH Public Access policy
If you choose to publish in an OA journal, that also satisfies the policy
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PLoS journals, BioMed journals, Open Humanities Press, Cultural
Anthropology, Duke Law Review, Nucleic Acids Research, Bryn Mawr
Classical Review, etc.
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“Hybrid” gold OA not necessary. Choose full OA journals instead.
4. THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS
TO DO IT.
You can deposit your article anytime after it is accepted for
publication (‘by the date of publication’).
You can determine whether to make it available immediately or
after an embargo period (6 months, 12 months etc)
You can determine the license rights that apply
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Commercial or Non-commercial uses?
Derivative works?
“Share Alike” (license applies to all subsequent users)
You can decide which version to upload (up to a point...)
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Some publishers allow final typeset versions, some do not
(see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/)
5. YOU CONTROL YOUR
PUBLICATIONS.
Main Open Access Portal via CDL
http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy/
CDL Implementation Project
https://wiki.library.ucsf.edu/display/OAPI
UCLA Library
http://www.library.ucla.edu/service/open-access-policy
http://guides.library.ucla.edu/openaccess
6. THERE ARE LOTS OF
PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP.
The Senate, UCOP and CDL need feedback on both advantages
and problems. Is it great for you? Does it suck? Can you help
make it better somehow?
[email protected]
FEEDBACK

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