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1 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Innovation through Collaboration Dr Paul Ayris Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer 26 November 2008

2 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 2 Key Questions from Peter Hill’s Report From Knowledge to Health in the 21 st century  Content Procurement  Open Access

3 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 3 Content Procurement  Content  HE spends much more on the acquisition of content, particularly e-content, than NHS  NHS, on its own, does not carry enough financial clout to convince publishers to modify their terms  Recommendation 43 of Peter Hill’s Report From Knowledge to Health in the 21 st century says:  NHS and HE should work together on joint procurement  Converge procurement routes  Involve discussions with JISC and all relevant NHS procurement agencies  Can a road map be drawn for future joined-up work?  Can this convergence happen at a national level?

4 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 4 Content Procurement  What do we need to test for joint procurement?  Test for both partners is:  Where does the money come from?  How can procurement timescales be aligned to move to joint procurement?  Can we agree on what content we want to procure?  Is joint national procurement by NHS and HE bodies a new model?  Is role of local procurement to ‘top up’ national provision?  Which are the bodies which need to be brought to the table to move in this direction?

5 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 5 Open Access  Opportunity  For NHS fully to embrace Open Access at a strategic and policy level  Peter Hill’s Review stressed in Recommendation 38 that all NHS- funded research should be available to all NHS users, and the general public, in Open Access  NHS should sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access  NHS needs to investigate how the technical infrastructure to deliver Open Access can be put in place  JISC and the HE SHERPA programme for Open Access repositories can help –http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/

6 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 6 HE repository access model Univ. XUniv. YUniv. ZUK PMCArXivBioMed C. Google Search National/ International Repository Search Services OAI

7 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 7 NHS repository access model? Trust XTrust YUniv. AUK PMCUniv. BBioMed C. Google Search National/ International Repository Search Services OAI Framework run via NHS Libraries with NHS IT support?

8 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 8 90% of its funded research is available online 40% ‘How accessible is NHS-funded research to the general public and to the NHS's own researchers?’ M. Cockerill, 2004 at UK National Health Service % available to an NHS hospital?

9 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 9 Open Access – what is needed  Opportunities exist:  There needs to be more advocacy work between NHS libraries, NHS IT constituencies, and their HE counterparts to ensure that the technical solution which best fits local needs is adopted  There needs to be advocacy to NHS content creators to deposit materials into the repositories  In HE, the advocacy role has been embraced by libraries –Is this a role for NHS libraries?

10 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 10 Conclusions  The Review of NHS library provision in England by Peter Hill presents an opportunity to:  Put the content work of NHS and HE partners on a formal, national basis  Embrace Open Access, with the benefits that this can deliver to clinical practice and patient care through publications being generally available  Investigate routes for the joint procurement of content  Can we together identify a road map to deliver on both these agendas?

11 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 11 And Finally  Happy to answer Questions and hear Comments


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