Presentation on theme: "Repository Development: where are we now and where are we going? Stephen Pinfield University of Nottingham."— Presentation transcript:
Repository Development: where are we now and where are we going? Stephen Pinfield University of Nottingham
Technology Trigger Peak of Inflated Expectations Trough of Disillusionment Slope of Enlightenment Plateau of Productivity maturity visibility Hype cycle*: OA repositories *Gartner Inc.: reproduced with permission arXiv PMC GenBank IRs RLO repositories
Outline Where have we come from? Where are we now? Where are we going?
Where have we come from? Subject-based repositories, Institutional repositories, OAI PMH, Policy developments –BOAI, 2002 –Bethesda Statement, 2003 –Berlin Declaration, 2003 –Scottish Declaration, 2004 –NIH, 2004 –Wellcome Trust, 2006 –RCUK, 2006, etc Investigations and reports –UK Science and Technology Committee, 2004 –European Commission, 2006 Initiatives and services –ROMEO –Cream of Science
Where are we now? Repositories: 790+ OAI repositories worldwide (c.f. 250 in 2004) Content: 12 million+ records National/large-scale initiatives –JISC initiatives, UK –SURF programmes eg DARE, Netherlands –DEST initiatives eg ARROW, Australia –EU work eg DRIVER, Europe –etc Publisher policies –self-archiving –hybrid options
We overestimate the importance of short-term change, and underestimate the significance of long-term change* * Adapted from John Kay
Key issues Cultural change –the biggest problem –awareness –perceived problems/barriers – lack of incentives for individuals Practical support issues –deposit as drag and drop –self-archiving by proxy IR and institutional strategy –marketing, knowledge management, knowledge transfer –RAE Discipline differences –pre-existing differences eg pre-print culture –varieties of communication models or convergence?
Key issues (2) Concepts of publication –informal v formal –publishing as a process Version identification –the version of record and others –identification and naming of versions Quality –OA repositories and quality control –flagging quality Metadata –author v. third party produced –standards –normalisation
Key issues (3) Standards –who is responsible for their development? Digital preservation –selection –responsibility: institutions or other agencies? –workflows IPR –who owns copyright? –what are the incentives for rights transfer? Business models –costing –funding
Key issues (4) Role of OAI Service Providers Open computation Institutional v. subject repositories? Policy development and compliance
Where are we going? Possibilities: OA but otherwise limited change Hybrid business models Deconstructing the journal Overlay journals Multi-layered system Fluid communication model