Presentation on theme: "UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Innovation through Collaboration Dr Paul Ayris Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer"— Presentation transcript:
UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Innovation through Collaboration Dr Paul Ayris Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer 26 November 2008
UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 2 Key Questions from Peter Hill’s Report From Knowledge to Health in the 21 st century Content Procurement Open Access
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?
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?
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/
UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 6 HE repository access model Univ. XUniv. YUniv. ZUK PMCArXivBioMed C. Google Search National/ International Repository Search Services OAI
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?
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?
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?
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?
UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 11 And Finally Happy to answer Questions and hear Comments