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1 Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Graham Stone Information Resources Manager 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing June 2012, Guimarães, Portugal #hoapp This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

2 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing June 2012, Guimarães, Portugal Setting the scene Teaching in Lifelong Learning Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Huddersfield Research Review New and additional journals Next Steps Toolkit Recommendations

3 Setting the scene University of Huddersfield Medium sized University in the North of England –24,000 FTE students On target to achieve its goal of becoming an internationally recognised research-led institution

4 Setting the scene Open Access UK? Opening up access to academic research will put more data and power in the hands of the people who pay for it David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science. 1 May 2012, 12/may/01/open-free-access-academic- research 12/may/01/open-free-access-academic- research

5 Setting the scene The University Repository Established in ,000+ items on Open Access 35% OA

6 Setting the scene University as publisher “As the chief benefactor of research within its walls, universities have long chafed at the notion that this research is given away to commercial entities, then repurchased at a premium”. Tananbaum, G., Of wolves and boys: the scholarly communication crisis, Learned publishing, 16, 4 (2003),

7 Teaching in Lifelong Learning First published in 2009 Print only Subscription based model

8 JISC Digital infrastructure: campus-based publications May - Oct 2011

9 Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Proposal The HOAP project attempts to bring together the two systems of delivering OA research articles –OA repositories –OA journals The project has developed a low cost, sustainable OA journal publishing platform using EPrints Institutional Repository software

10 Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Specification

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17 Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Adding content Back-run of 42 articles CrossRef membership –CrossRef, “(m)embers have an obligation to link references in the journal articles they deposit via CrossRef” –200 DOIs added to references –Issues with reformatting older documents

18 Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Behind the scenes ‘Licence to Publish’ (LtP) –Allows the author to retain the copyright under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (cc-by) Mermbership of COPE –A forum for editors and publishers of peer-reviewed journals to discuss all aspects of publication ethics. JournalTOCs at Heriot Watt University –The largest, free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs): 17,493 journals (including 2,898 selected Open Access journals) from 962 publishers

19 Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Cost benefits

20 Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Usage statistics HOAP uses the IRStats usage statistics package from Eprints Approx. 1,800 full text downloads since launch Downloads from 26 countries (Vol.3, Iss.2)

21 Huddersfield Research Review A journal to showcase the most significant research at the University of Huddersfield –including interviews with the authors of the most cited and/or downloaded articles in the Repository –together with an editorial overview by a senior researcher who will locate Huddersfield research within the broader national and international literature in the relevant fields and disciplines. –Endorsed by the University Research Committee in December 2011

22 New and additional journals Audit revealed a further 5 journals in existence 2 of these titles were loaded onto the HOAP platform –Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice –RADAR New journals will be considered for publication by the Press

23 Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Next steps Social media –Implement SNEEP (Social Networking Extensions for EPrints)

24 Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Next steps Social media –Implement SNEEP (Social Networking Extensions for EPrints) Advocacy –recommended that all Schools and Research Centres at Huddersfield identify and plan potential research journals that could be launched via the HOAP platform –recommended that a feasibility study is undertaken to investigate whether the model could be offered to local societies in the region

25 HOAP Toolkit Includes: –Moving to Open Access –Setting up the landing pages using EPrints –Workflows –Notes for contributors –Licence to publish –Setting up a new journal inspired by a presentation given by Damien Short at the launch event of sister JISC project, SAS Open JournalsSAS Open Journals

26 Recommendations (1) Audit UK universities to find in-house journals –Deposit the metadata in a central repository, e.g. KnowledgeBase+ Social media –PANfeed (Personal Academic News Feed) project. Personalised, adaptive RSS feeds based on the news feeds available at an institution EPrints Bazaar –Making the HOAP platform functionality available

27 Recommendations (2) Best practice guidelines –From the HOAP and SAS Open Journals Projects Workflows –Use the RIOJA toolkit to enable authors to deposit their articles directly into the system, which could then be peer reviewed, copy edited and published via a series of workflows –Use the outcomes of the EPICURE project to develop and make output available in PDF and XML versions resulting in dissemination through mobile devices Usage statistics

28 Usage Statistics UK RepositoryNet+ PIRUS2 has developed a costed prototype service that capable of creating, recording and consolidating usage statistics for individual articles using data from repositories and publishers IRUS-UK, part of UK RepositoryNet+ will provide COUNTER compliant statistics for repositories

29 Acknowledgements The project would like to thank all those that have assisted during the project, particularly: –Josh Brown, JISC Programme Manager –Adam Field at Eprints –The University of Glasgow for the original inspiration –The project team, Sue White, Dr Ian Pitchford, Dr Denise Robinson and Cherry Edmunds

30 Thank you HOAP Toolkit Graham This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License Creative Commons Attribution 3.0


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