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Scientific publications: Free for all? A summary of implications for institutional repositories Bill Hubbard SHERPA Project Manager University of Nottingham.

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1 Scientific publications: Free for all? A summary of implications for institutional repositories Bill Hubbard SHERPA Project Manager University of Nottingham

2 SHERPA Project Development Partners – Nottingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oxford, White Rose Consortium, British Library, AHDS Associate Partners –Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Newcastle, Durham, London LEAP Consortium Funding from JISC and CURL

3 SHERPA aims and outcomes IBERs - institutionally-based e-print repositories Advice - setting up, IPR, deposit, preservation Advocacy - awareness, promotion, change

4 Select Committee Inquiry House of Commons Science and Technology Committee: –to examine expenditure, administration, and policy of OST –to examine science and technology policy across government Inquiry into scientific publications - 10 December 2003 Written evidence: 127 submissions (February 2004) Oral evidence (March – May 2004) –Commercial publishers, Society publishers, Open access publishers, Librarians, Authors, Government officials Report published, 20 July 2004 Government response November 2004

5 Outline Background on the Select Committee Inquiry Report - Problems –Impact and Access barriers –Price rises, Big Deal, VAT –Competition –Digital Preservation –Disengagement of academics from process Report - Solutions –Improving the current system –Institutional repositories –Author-pays publishing model

6 Solutions 82 recommendations in three main areas: Improving the existing system Institutional repositories Author pays economic model

7 Improving the existing system JISC to develop independent price monitoring JISC to press for transparency on publishers costs Office of Fair Trading to monitor market trends Funding bodies to review library budgets VAT problem to be addressed JISC, NHS and HE purchasing consortia JISC to improve licences negotiated with publishers BL to be supported to provide digital preservation

8 Changing the system Principle: Publicly-funded research should be publicly available

9 IBERs - Recommendations UK HEIs to set up IBERs Research Councils mandate self archiving Central body to oversee IBERs IBER implementation government funded –identified as good value for money Definite timetable to be agreed IBERs should clearly label peer-reviewed content RCs mandate author-retention of copyright

10 Further issues Joined-up Government strategy required International action required

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