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1 " OPEN ACCESS INITIATIVE IN ONE OF THE PALESTINIAN UNIVERSITIES: BIRZEIT UNIVERSITY" Prepared by Mrs. Diana Sayej-Naser Library Director Birzeit University Main Library

2 OUTLINE - Definition of Open Access - Background Knowledge - Objectives - Why Open Access - Advantages of Open Access - Materials to be digitized - Requirements - Major concerns with e-publishing - Open Access Team

3 DEFINITION of OPEN ACCESS Wikipedia encyclopedia:- Open access (OA) is free, immediate, permanent, full-text, online access, for any user, web-wide, to digital scientific and scholarly material, primarily research articles published in peer-reviewed journals. OA means that any individual user, anywhere, who has access to the Internet, may link, read, download, store, print-off, use, and data-mine the digital content of that article. An OA article usually has limited copyright and licensing restrictions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open access onlineresearch peer-reviewed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open accessonlineresearch peer-reviewed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open access

4 DEFINITION of OPEN ACCESS US Association of Research Libraries:- Open Access: Digital works that are made available often at no cost to the reader on the public Internet for purposes of education and research. Western Carolina University:- Open access (OA) is worldwide movements wherein full- text scholarly articles are completely free and unrestricted to all users to read, copy, download, and distribute over the World Wide Web. See Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

5 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE: Library Associations and Organizations conferences and meetings: e.g.: eIFL, IFLA, ALA, ACRL …etc. Library Associations and Organizations conferences and meetings: e.g.: eIFL, IFLA, ALA, ACRL …etc. Internet, s, mailing lists. Internet, s, mailing lists. Readings: books, research & conference papers …etc. Readings: books, research & conference papers …etc. Partners and colleagues. Partners and colleagues.

6 OBJECTIVES: General objective: To establish an institutional repository to host the thesis and scientific publications available at Birzeit university from its faculty, researchers, institutes and centers. To establish an institutional repository to host the thesis and scientific publications available at Birzeit university from its faculty, researchers, institutes and centers.

7 Other objectives: To join the A2K (Access to Knowledge) movement. To join the A2K (Access to Knowledge) movement. To encourage scientific research. To encourage scientific research. To keep an archival record of the institutions' publications To keep an archival record of the institutions' publications To make services available from anywhere at anytime. To make services available from anywhere at anytime. To share knowledge with others on "GIVE & TAKE" basis. To share knowledge with others on "GIVE & TAKE" basis.

8 To make materials esp. thesis and dissertations available to researchers locally where geographical barriers, walls, checkpoints are a restriction to movement. To make materials esp. thesis and dissertations available to researchers locally where geographical barriers, walls, checkpoints are a restriction to movement. To reduce the problem of financial constraints in regard to purchase of materials. To reduce the problem of financial constraints in regard to purchase of materials. To avoid duplication of work & themes among universities. To avoid duplication of work & themes among universities. To prevent plagiarism. To prevent plagiarism. To create co-operative programs nationally and internationally. To create co-operative programs nationally and internationally.

9 WHY OPEN ACCESS?? Removal of access barriers such as cost, restrictive intellectual property law, geographical & political barriers. Removal of access barriers such as cost, restrictive intellectual property law, geographical & political barriers. Enhance research and enrich the learning processes esp. in Higher Education. Enhance research and enrich the learning processes esp. in Higher Education. Make Palestinian heritage, literature, spread widely Make Palestinian heritage, literature, spread widely Provides better, easier, and quicker results. Provides better, easier, and quicker results.

10 Enables the wide sharing and use of knowledge and information globally. (Globalization Movement) Enables the wide sharing and use of knowledge and information globally. (Globalization Movement) Accessibility to various websites and databases working with open access. (As DOAJ, High Wire, MIT Thesis …etc.) Accessibility to various websites and databases working with open access. (As DOAJ, High Wire, MIT Thesis …etc.) Overcome space problems. Overcome space problems. Overcome financial problems. Overcome financial problems.

11 ADVANTAGES OF OPEN ACCESS ADVANTAGES OF OPEN ACCESS OA largely advocates for the removal of price and legal barriers which inhibit the free access and use of knowledge and information generated by different researchers everywhere. OA largely advocates for the removal of price and legal barriers which inhibit the free access and use of knowledge and information generated by different researchers everywhere. It empowers readers to find and make use of relevant literature from anywhere at anytime. It empowers readers to find and make use of relevant literature from anywhere at anytime. It gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibility, readership and impact. It gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibility, readership and impact.

12 MATERIALS TO BE DIGITIZED Master thesis: resulted from different graduate programs offered at BZU. Master thesis: resulted from different graduate programs offered at BZU. Doctoral dissertations of the university faculty & staff. Doctoral dissertations of the university faculty & staff. Research, conference papers, seminars written by faculty, staff and distinguished students. Research, conference papers, seminars written by faculty, staff and distinguished students. Institutes & centers publications; reports, research, pamphlets, articles …etc. Institutes & centers publications; reports, research, pamphlets, articles …etc. University journal, newsletters, guides …etc. University journal, newsletters, guides …etc.

13 REQUIREMENTS: Allocate budget; look for fund to implement the project. Allocate budget; look for fund to implement the project. Infrastructure: equipment (server, scanner, computers …etc.) Infrastructure: equipment (server, scanner, computers …etc.) IT background and Knowledge. IT background and Knowledge. Training. Training. Technical processes; cataloging, indexing & abstracting are crucial if the content is to be used effectively. Technical processes; cataloging, indexing & abstracting are crucial if the content is to be used effectively.

14 Software; is it: Software; is it: Open Source Open Source DSpace, developped by (MIT) the Massachusetts Institute of Technology DSpace, developped by (MIT) the Massachusetts Institute of Technology The VT software, designed for e- thesis by Virginia Technical Graduate School & the Computer Science Department. The VT software, designed for e- thesis by Virginia Technical Graduate School & the Computer Science Department.

15 MAJOR CONCERNS WITH E-PUBLISHING of THESIS: The copyright & intellectual property issues. The copyright & intellectual property issues. Willingness, approval & acceptance of the institutions to publish on open access platforms. Willingness, approval & acceptance of the institutions to publish on open access platforms. Co-operation and sustainability among the different partners & parties involved Co-operation and sustainability among the different partners & parties involved

16 OPEN ACCESS TEAM: Decision-Makers at the University Level Decision-Makers at the University Level Legal Staff Legal Staff Faculty of Graduate Studies Faculty of Graduate Studies Library Technical Services Units Library Technical Services Units Digitization Project Team Digitization Project Team The Computing Unit or Center The Computing Unit or Center

17 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!!!! ANY QUESTIONS??


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