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1 Open Access (OA) Repositories Laurian Williamson, Open Access Adviser, Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham NECOBELAC Training Event, Dublin, Ireland, 09 th May 2012

2 Outline OA Repositories Green and Gold Content types Repository drivers and barriers Copyright and licensing Sherpa services: RoMEO, JULIET, OpenDOAR The Repositories Support Project (RSP)

3 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 copyright- holder. “ Peter Suber

4 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

5 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)

6 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 /

7 Types of materials stored in repositories 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references (metadata only) Books, sections and chapters Conference and workshop papers Theses and Dissertations Unpublished reports & working papers Datasets Educational resources and learning objects Multimedia and audio-visual materials Software Patents

8 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 CERIF4REF plug-ins for repositories which allow institutions to efficiently submit REF compliant publications data

9 Barriers Copyright confusion Complicated workflows Lack of ‘buy-in’ Staffing and technology issues Lack of advocacy Apathy Publishers policies

10 Creative Commons

11 Copyright and self-archiving RoMEO Contains publishers' general policies on self- archiving 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


13 RoMEO functions Interpretation and clarification of publisher policies Dialogue with stakeholders, particularly publishers and funders ‘Honest broker’ role Human and machine-readable interfaces

14 Growth of RoMEO

15 RoMEO colours

16 JULIET 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


18 OpenDOAR 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


20 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

21 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

22 The RSP Offers…

23 RSP Events Conferences Residential Schools Webinars Technical Workshops Skills Training

24 State of the Nation Survey 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

25 Repositories of interest SciELO Public Health rian – pathways to Irish Research The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository HSAP Resources Repository

26 Finally….  Thanks and Questions  

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