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1 Why Open Access is Right for the World Bank Carlos Rossel, Publisher, The World Bank Open Access Africa University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa November 5, 2012

2 It wasnt always so Its Mission Driven Its Cutting Edge It makes us Relevant It makes us Open and Transparent It makes us Accountable It makes us Results Driven It Works Why Open Access is Right for the World Bank

3 It Wasnt Always So The Bank needs to exploit the commercial potential of its publications – Publishers Job Description, January 2008 It wasnt always so

4 World Bank Mission Statement Our Dream is a World Free of Poverty To fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results To help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sector

5 We need to do development differently Robert Zoellick, President, The World Bank Group New Direction: Democratizing Development We need to throw open the doors, recognizing that others can find and create their own solutions. And this open research revolution is underway. We need to recognize that development knowledge is no longer the sole province of the researcher, the scholar, or the ivory tower. The aim is to open the treasure chest of the World Banks data and knowledge to every village health care worker, every researcher, everyone. Georgetown University, September 2010

6 Old Age Security Early Childhood EducationConflict & Failed States Health Gender Equity Jobs Climate Change Investment Climate

7 Old Age Security Early Childhood EducationConflict & Failed States Health Gender Equity Jobs Climate Change Investment Climate

8 Open About What We Know (D ata and Knowledge) Open About What We Do (Operations and Results) Open About How We Work (Partnerships for Openness) Promote Open Government (Transparency, Accountability) THE WORLD BANK OPEN AGENDA Embracing Openness

9 Four Pillars of the World Banks Open Agenda Open About What We Do (Operations and Results) The World Banks Access to Information Policy is the gold standard for financial institutions… Chad Dobson, Bank Information Center 1. Access to Information Moved from positive to negative list Except for small list of exceptions, documents and reports are available Millions pages viewed since July 2010

10 Access to Information – Website

11 Access to Information – iPad App

12 1.Access to Information 2.Open Data Open About What We Know (Data and Knowledge) Open About What We Do (Operations and Results) Four Pillars of the World Banks Open Agenda

13 Open Data Portal

14 Open Data: Mapping for Results Portal

15 Pages ViewedTotal VisitsUnique Visitors

16 Four Pillars of the World Banks Open Agenda 1.Access to Information 2.Open Data 3.Open Access Policy 4.Creative Commons Licensing Open About What We Know (Data and Knowledge) Open About What We Do (Operations and Results)

17 Our Conflict

18 Dissemination of Print Books (Thousands)

19 Followers on Social Media (Thousands)

20 Dissemination of Print and Electronic (Millions)

21 ++ = Strategic Review of World Bank Publications Create a cutting edge publishing model that fully embraces free and open access, with a particular emphasis on electronic dissemination

22 Weekly Downloads Weekly average: 8,604 Documents Downloaded Large increase in October in number of downloads, doubling from September across all collections

23 Monthly average: 36,874 Documents Downloaded; 42% from Developing Countries Monthly Downloads

24 258,117 Downloads (58% developed, 42% developing countries) Large increase in October in number of downloads, doubling from September across all collections Total Downloads

25 Top 30 Countries, by Downloads

26 Total: Over 9,900 documents Additional legacy content to be added in 2013 Timeline of Content Added

27 April May June July August September October 2012 Content: Import of 1,000 externally published journal articles OKR launches with 3,000 research outputs and knowledge products from 2008 to present October November July Content: Import of 3,000 legacy publications from 2005 to 2008 President Kim takes office Access to Information policy implemented Development: New custom workflow engine Content: Import of 2,800+ Knowledge Notes from 2005 to 2008 Inclusion of Global Financial Development Report 2013 Inclusion of Doing Business 2013 Inclusion of World Development Report 2013 New functionality: Author Profiles New functionality: Enhanced download statistics, and citations reporting Content: Import of 1,000 externally published journal articles Timeline of Repository Development and Addition of Content

28 Sustainable Open Access Publishing in a Mission-Driven, Non-Profit Institution Content. Lots of good content Strong brand Enabling authorizing environment OA Policy / CC Licensing / Publishing Policy Client oriented Agile Competitive Focus on customers Innovative Entrepreneurial Really good people Luck

29 The Currency of Open Access Publishing

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31 Next Steps Network with, and learn from, the OA community Partner with other institutions for repository interoperability South-South knowledge exchange South-North knowledge exchange Develop Open Educational Resources Advocate for Open Access Where we can add value, help develop OA capacity

32 Its Mission Driven Its Cutting Edge It makes us Relevant It makes us Open and Transparent It makes us Accountable It makes us Results Driven It Works Why Open Access is Right for the World Bank If youre a mission-driven, non-profit institution open access is right for you too

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