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1 RoMEO, JULIET and OpenDOAR: A Tale with a Happy Ending! Slides courtesy of the SHERPA Team

2 Overview SHERPA/RoMEO –Database of publishers’ copyright policies JULIET –Database of funders’ open access policies OpenDOAR –Directory of Open Access Repositories SHERPA is a project from the University of Nottingham, UK, which aims to: –Set up & expand the UK repository network –Promote usage of OA repositories –Databases & tools to support administrators

3 SHERPA/RoMEO Database of publishers’ copyright policies –Self-archiving by authors - pre-prints & post-prints –Paid Open Access options –Compliance with research funders’ mandates Purpose –To help determine archiving rights Sources –Publishers’ information & correspondence –Users’ suggestions

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5 SHERPA/RoMEO Sample Record

6 SHERPA/RoMEO Fields Publisher’s name – linked to home page Archiving permissions –For Pre-prints and Post-prints –Any restrictions – that may prevent archiving Conditions – which don’t prevent archiving Compliance with funders’ OA mandates Paid Open Access options Links to publishers’ policy web pages RoMEO colour

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8 Archiving Permissions by Publisher ~66% of publishers allow some form of self-archiving % of journals

9 RoMEO Redevelopment Ideas Additional publisher fields –e.g. Policy re publisher’s PDF Better handling of journals –e.g. Extra lookup tables, Abbreviations, etc. Multilingual data & interfaces Franchise operation Application Programmers’ Interface (API) Improved reliability

10 Funders and Open Access Open Access to research –Benefits for funders and researchers –Opens new readers and uses –Assists information management Funders have recognised: –the benefits of OA for their work –their position allows them to gain those benefits by working with researchers –released policies which need action

11 JULIET lists funding bodies policies on open access through archiving, publication and data exposure A companion to RoMEO... JULIET tells you what funders require you to do with your research... RoMEO tells you which journals will let you do it. JULIET

12 JULIET Open access policies for 31 research funders Policies and Notes on Publications Archiving Policies and Notes on Open Access Journals Policies and Notes on Open Access Data Archiving Conditions & web links

13 JULIET Publications Archiving policies - summarises –Whether to archive Requiring open access deposition –What to archive Author’s final version or publisher’s PDF –When to archive When accepted for publication? Embargoes –Where to archive Conditions & web links

14 JULIET – Example Full Record

15 JULIET - Summary Screen

16 OpenDOAR Directory of Open Access Repositories Lists over 1130 repositories worldwide Sites visited, quality-checked & analysed –Open access, full texts, functioning Excludes: –Gated access, metadata-only, broken, Open Access Journals

17 Repositories by Continent

18 OpenDOAR Facilities Country-based List –http://www.opendoar.org/countrylist.phphttp://www.opendoar.org/countrylist.php Find Repositories –http://www.opendoar.org/find.phphttp://www.opendoar.org/find.php Search Repository Contents –http://www.opendoar.org/search.phphttp://www.opendoar.org/search.php Tools for Repository Administrators –http://www.opendoar.org/tools/http://www.opendoar.org/tools/

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21 OpenDOAR Policies Tool Background –75% of repositories lack visible policies –Need for clarity and guidance on good practice What Policies? –Re-use of data, Content, Submission & Preservation The Tool –Radio buttons, checkboxes, pick lists, pop-up boxes Recommendations –From minimum OA compliance to best practice Output Options –Plain text, HTML source code, etc

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25 Using SHERPA’s Tools The SHERPA site provides a rich set of tools to manage repositories Use OpenDOAR to set good policies for your new repositories Use JULIET to check if your authors are required to deposit Use RoMEO to check that authors are allowed to deposit their papers –Remember – the majority of journals allow deposit – copyright concerns are not a barrier to open access!

26 Thanks to the SHERPA Team Especially: Bill Hubbard, SHERPA Manager, Peter Millington, Technical Development Officer Jane Smith, Services Development Officer for the slides


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