Open Access (OA) Repositories

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Open Access (OA) Repositories
Laurian Williamson, Open Access Adviser,
Centre for Research Communications,
University of Nottingham
NECOBELAC Training Event, Dublin,
Ireland, 09th May 2012
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Outline
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OA Repositories
Green and Gold
Content types
Repository drivers and
barriers
• Copyright and licensing
• Sherpa services:
• RoMEO, JULIET,
OpenDOAR
• The Repositories
Support Project (RSP)
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What is Open Access Literature?
“Open-access (OA) literature is digital,
online, free of charge, and free of most
copyright and licensing restrictions.
What makes it possible is the internet and
the consent of the author or copyrightholder. “
Peter Suber
http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/brief.htm
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What is a repository?
• A mechanism for managing and storing digital
content
• Subject or institutional in their focus
• Wide range of content deposited for a variety
of purposes and users
• Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata
Harvesting and/or RSS) the metadata can then
be harvested by external services and exposed
to the wider world
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OA Repositories…the ‘Green’ Route
• Authors deposit pre-print, post-print, or
publisher’s pdf
• As well as, not instead of, traditional journal
publishing
• Institutional, subject-based, or national
repositories
– TARA (Trinity College, University of Dublin)
– UK PubMed Central
– HAL (Hyper Article on Line)
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The Gold Route
• Publish articles in an open-access journal
or
• Publish in a “hybrid” journal that offers an
open-access publishing option alongside
traditional methods
• http://www.doaj.org /
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Types of materials stored in
repositories
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Journal articles
Bibliographic references (metadata only)
Books, sections and chapters
Conference and workshop papers
Theses and Dissertations
Unpublished reports & working papers
Datasets
Educational resources and learning objects
Multimedia and audio-visual materials
Software
Patents
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Drivers
• Scholarly communication
• Improves research management
• Increases visibility and impact of research
outputs
• Global ‘Open Education’ Movement
• Developing a digital preservation policy
• Ready for REF 2014
- CERIF4REF plug-ins for repositories which
allow institutions to efficiently submit REF
compliant publications data
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Barriers
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Copyright confusion
Complicated workflows
Lack of ‘buy-in’
Staffing and technology issues
Lack of advocacy
Apathy
Publishers policies
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Creative Commons
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
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Copyright and self-archiving
• RoMEO http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/
• Contains publishers' general policies on selfarchiving of journal articles and certain
conference series
• Each entry provides a summary of the
publisher's policy, including what version of an
article can be deposited, where it can be
deposited, and any conditions that are
attached to that deposit
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RoMEO functions
• Interpretation and clarification of publisher
policies
• Dialogue with stakeholders, particularly
publishers and funders
• ‘Honest broker’ role
• Human and machine-readable interfaces
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Growth of RoMEO
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RoMEO colours
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JULIET
http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/
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List of funder OA requirements
Links to policies
Sorting by funding agency or country
Guidance on: OA Archiving, OA Publishing,
Data Archiving, and general information on
compliance and link to the funders position
statement/policy on OA
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OpenDOAR
http://www.opendoar.org/
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Authoritative directory of OA repositories
2000 listings
Search for repositories
Search repository contents
A wide range of statistical charts, for example:
- repositories by country; repositories by
contintent; repositories by subject
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Repositories Support Project
- Initially a 2.5 year JISC funded project
 September 2006 – March 2009
 Lead Institution – University of Nottingham
 Partner Institutions – University of Southampton,
Aberystwyth University, Digital Curation Centre
(University of Edinburgh), UKOLN (University of
Bath).
- Second phase April 2009 – July 2012
• University of Nottingham
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The RSP…
• Support growth and development of open
access repositories
• Provides advice and guidance on OA
• CPD events for the repository community
• Build repository capacity
• Enhance skills
• Improve take-up and development of
institutional repositories in the UK
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The RSP Offers…
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Conferences
Skills
Training
Residential
Schools
RSP
Events
Technical
Workshops
Webinars
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State of the Nation Survey
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74 responses
58% use Eprints and 27% use Dspace
Mediated deposit – Fully 21%, Partially = 51%
Full-text only = 24%
Policy mandates = 41% yes and 59% no
Preservation policy – 55% yes and 45% no
Lead responsibility for the repository – 86%
library
• Survey data available from RSP Wiki
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Repositories of interest
• SciELO Public Health
http://www.scielosp.org/
• rian – pathways to Irish Research
http://rian.ie/
• The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/
• HSAP Resources Repository
http://repos.hsap.kcl.ac.uk/
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Finally….
 Thanks and Questions
[email protected]
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