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Open Access An overview Ruth Quinn, Anthony Hornby Library and Information Access Charles Darwin University
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY What is Open Access? Research data and literature that is digital, online, free of charge to readers, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. OA improves discovery, access and re-use. OA means access sooner. OA is compatible with copyright, peer review, revenue – even profit
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY What is Open Access (cont)? Open Access publication + Open public sector information + Open data sharing networks = an effective eResearch future.
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Why Open Access? Increased Accessibility Acceleration of research results Economically feasible Empowers readers New visibility, readership and impact
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY How Open Access? OA Journals – peer review content is freely available to the world non-profit (e.g. Public Library of Science or PLoS) and for-profit (e.g. BioMed Central or BMC).Public Library of ScienceBioMed Central OA Archives or repositories – content freely available to the world, content not necessarily peer reviewed – preprints and postprints can be included. personal web sites, ebooks, listservs, discussion forums, blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, and P2P file-sharing networks.
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY OA Publishing environment Dramatic growth of Open Access continuesDramatic growth of Open Access continues The percentage of the world's scholarly literature that is freely available appears to be close to 20%.
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY OA Publishing environment There are 53 open access mandates in the world, both from research institutes such as Harvard Law School, Cornell and major funding bodies like the NIH, CIDR, MRC, Wellcome Trust and with more to come.53 open access mandates Public sector information agreements such as AARHUS convention, INSPIRE are also taking shape internationally. Expect more to come.AARHUS conventionINSPIRE ABS and Geoscience Australia are both considering Open Access here.
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY OA and Federal Government Review of the National Innovation System “Venturous Australia”“Venturous Australia” Hon. Kim Carr “ We are and will remain a net importer of knowledge, so it is in our interest to promote the freest possible flow of information domestically and globally. The arguments for stepping out first on open access are the same as the arguments for stepping out first on emissions trading – the more willing we are to show leadership on this, we more chance we have of persuading other countries to reciprocate. And if we want the rest of the world to act, we have to do our bit at home.”
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY OA and Federal Government Recommendation 7.8 Comply with international standards of open publishing. Release under a creative commons licence. Recommendation 7.9 Recognise the research and innovation role of information repositories. Fund them accordingly. Recommendation 7.10 Specific strategy for machine searchable repositories Public funding agencies and universities as drivers. Recommendation 7.14 Content funded by Australian governments should be made freely available.Lead by example. Recommendation 12.8 Develop common means for collecting and sharing data across all jurisdictions.
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY OA and Federal Government Accessibility Framework Commercialisation of research OA stimulates innovation ARC supports OA NHMRC supports OA
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY OA and the Federal Government (cont) HERDC specification being reviewed regarding Open Access. Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research infrastructure 2008Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research infrastructure 2008
Issues/Challenges Copyright Patents (Patent Lens)Patent Lens Machine interpretation of rights Measuring impact CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY
CDU eSpace Located at Theses HERDC publications: ~2800 Institute of Advanced Studies Graduate School for Health Practice23 Menzies School of Health Research350 School for Environmental Research377 School for Social and Policy Research 60
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY CDU eSpace Faculty of Environment, Health and Science Education196 Engineering and IT 242 Environment and Life Sciences510 Health Sciences44 Faculty of Law, Business and Arts Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems30 Creative Arts and Humanities 276 Law and Business 119 Other research areas 19 Yet to be sorted496
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY CDU eSpace We intend to start collecting the full text of publications to attach to metadata records very soon. We will start with HERDC items. If you know of anyone who can help with this activity please contact me. or ext 6011 Every assistance we can get is appreciated. Once eSpace is made live we will enable OAI interfaces to the system to allow all the metadata and full text to be indexed and searchable by Google Scholar, OAIster, the ARROW Discovery Service and others.Google ScholarOAIsterARROW Discovery Service We intend to extend the use of the repository in 2009 and anticipate working closely with the CDU research community to develop eSpace to best meet your needs.
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Benefits to you once we are live Web statistics available, see who is accessing your research in near real time New citation tools like Citeseer will find your research and show who is citing it more efficiently.Citeseer Citation rates are likely to increase Never lose research again, we’ll keep it safe for you accessible via a permanent link. A permanent link you can share with your friends / colleagues now & into the future.
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY More Info OA online site coming Discussion