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1 Background to Open Access Open Access: the impact for libraries and librarians 10 th December 2010 Bill Hubbard

2 What is Open Access - #1 Open to read? Open to use? Open to re-use?

3 What is Open Access - #2 Publications pre-prints post-prints Data Grey literature Conference papers Theses Arts multimedia Teaching and Learning materials... what else?

4 Why Open Access? Many drivers... Serials Crisis Academic need Moral case Financial rationale Because we can!

5 What Open Access is not... a subversion of peer-review but academics may want to modify current models a replacement for publication but the world may move that way an invitation to plagiarism and it might become the norm to prevent plagiarism an attack on copyright but it does throw up some anomalies which creators are starting to question

6 Where we are so far... Repositories 1815 worldwide, 183 UK-based Journals 848 journals worldwide - plus hybrids Funder policies Publications: 54 - Data: 25 Institutional policies 108 policies reported, plus etheses Services and processes

7 Academics are in favour Institutions are in favour Funders are in favour Building Open Access What is needed are systems and workflows, not any sort of hard sell

8 Change is coming...

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10 53,714,120 Papers 668,778 People 44,488 Groups 16,057 Institutions

11 Change is coming... Green and Gold - Repositories and Journals Personal websites Mendeley, Facebook, etc Flickr YouTube Slideshare OA repositories and journals offer control, authority, transparency and commercial clarity

12 Areas to examine How does this work as a system? Open Access and publishers Open Access and institutions Open Access and funders Managing OA publishing in institutions Managing OA repositories in institutions OA in a wider context

13 Todays speakers Economic case for Open Access Alma Swan, Key Perspectives Ltd Open Access: a publisher perspective Wim van der Stelt, Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy, Springer Case Study of an integrated institutional approach... Susan Ashworth, Assistant Director, Library, University of Glasgow Funder Open Access policies: the Wellcome Trust Dave Carr, Policy Adviser, the Wellcome Trust Institutional funding for Open Access publishing Chris Middleton, Head of Academic Services, University of Nottingham Repository management: a new professional role for librarians Jackie Wickham, Centre for Research Communications University and Research Libraries in Europe: …towards Open Access Paul Ayris, Library Director, University College, London

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