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1 IU Libraries Scholarly Communication Services for Astronomy Jennifer Laherty. Digital Publishing Librarian & Head IUScholarWorks Stacy Konkiel. E-science Librarian Bob Noel. Head, Swain Hall Library February 24, 2012

2 Welcome But why are we here today? To answer your questions, explain your options as author, to ask you questions.

3 Happy Libraries = Happy Users Supply the world with free and easy access to scholarly research output Why do libraries care? – Stuff is expensive; our budgets aren’t growing; it’s good to share! Sharing promotes more research - by more experts - more quickly How is this possible? – Licensing your works in a manner you (the author) deem appropriate; you have the control* – Open Access is an new model for doing so

4 Managing and Publishing Your PhD Bibliographic Citation Management Support Through the Reference Department; Open Access options for publishing your Dissertation – Open access = freely available worldwide – Preservation = Trust Libraries to take care of it – Option presented through Grad School processes

5 Astronomy’s use of IUScholarWorks Nick Mostek: - official dissertation Scott Michael: - unofficial dissertation plus accompanying moving images

6 Copyright Super Basics You own your copyright until you give them away via a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) to a publisher Your basic rights – To reproduce the work – To prepare derivative works – To distribute copies – To perform the work publicly – To display the work publicly

7 AAS Copyright Transfer Agreements AJ and ApJ: language, excerpted “Before your article can be published in an American Astronomical Society (AAS) journal, we require you to grant and assign the entire copyright in it to the AAS.” … “In return, the AAS grants to you the non-exclusive right of republication, subject only to your giving appropriate credit to the journal in which your article is published. This non-exclusive right of republication includes your right to allow reproduction of parts of your article wherever you wish, and permits you to post the published (PDF) version of your article on your personal web site.”

8 Hindawi CTA Advances in AstronomyAdvances in Astronomy: language, excerpted Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license*, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

9 Copyright Resources Consider submitting an author addendum to your publisher’s CTA; SPARC versionSPARC Author controlled licensing options; Creative CommonsCreative Commons Copyright federal site; Copyright BasicsCopyright Basics IU Libraries;

10 Grant Funding Requirements and You(r Data) : NSF General Astronomy Division – Products of the Research – Data Format – Access to Data; Sharing Practices and Policies – Licensing (Policies for Re-Use, etc) – Archiving of Data Physics Division FAQs

11 Grant Funding Requirements and You(r Data) DOD – "It is DoD policy…to establish and maintain a coordinated and comprehensive program to document the results and outcome of DoD-sponsored and/or performed research and engineering (R&E) and studies efforts and provide access to those efforts in an effective manner consistent with the DoD mission." NASA – “NASA promotes the full and open sharing of all data with the research and applications communities, private industry, academia, and the general public.” – Open Data – Trade Secrets/Commercial Rights Other Funders

12 Data Preservation and Access Resources: Internal SDA (HPSS) – Storage for large data sets IUScholarWorks – Permanent storage and access for small data sets – Access point for large data sets archived in SDA Advantages and Drawbacks

13 Data Preservation and Access Resources: External Local Storage – Hard drives, CD-R/DVD-R Subject Repositories – Astrophysics Data System Astrophysics Data System – National Space Science Data Center National Space Science Data Center Cloud Storage – Amazon – Google (soon) Advantages and Drawbacks

14 Matters Arising SOPA: Stop Online Piracy Act PIPA: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act Research Works Act (December, 2011)

15 The January 18, 2012 Blackout

16 The Gowers Elsevier Petition

17 Alternatives to Traditional Publication Rankings The Impact Factor, h-index, P+T Committees, are you paying attention to these? Altmetrics Tools to Track Your Academic Reputation – Microsoft Academic Search Microsoft Academic Search – Google Scholar Google Scholar – total-impact.org total-impact.org

18 Our Questions / Your Questions Do you use alternative publishing options and what value do they bring to you? What value does arXiv.org > astro-ph bring to your work? In what alternative means of scholarship do you engage? Blogs? Other? Why? Is astronomy as open in terms of the sharing of data and findings as it appears to be?

19 Contact Us Bob Noel, Jen Laherty, Stacy Konkiel,


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