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1 Open access and repository developments Alma Swan Key Perspectives Ltd Truro, UK

2 Plenty of P-words! Principles Places Participation Policies Pulling Purposes Plans Patterns Key Perspectives Ltd

3 Principles Key Perspectives Ltd

4 Open Access: What is it? Online Immediate Free (non-restricted) Free (gratis) To the scholarly literature that authors give away Permanent Key Perspectives Ltd

5 Open Access: Who benefits? Benefits to researchers themselves Benefits to institutions Benefits to national economies Benefits to science and society Key Perspectives Ltd

6 Open Access: How? Open Access journals (www.doaj.org) Open Access repositories (author self-archiving) Key Perspectives Ltd

7 Places Key Perspectives Ltd

8 Open Access repositories Interoperable – worldwide database of research circa 800 worldwide and growing at an average of 1 per day Growth of content is rather less encouraging Key Perspectives Ltd

9 Universal archives OARA: Peter Subers venture with the Internet Archive Google Base Tampere University has opened its own archive (Tampub) to all scholars UK universal archive being built in Edinburgh and funded by JISC Key Perspectives Ltd

10 Participation (by users) Key Perspectives Ltd

11 Usage stories UoCs eScholarship repository has now logged 2 million downloads 2 years - 0.5m 1 year – 1m 9mths – 2m 10K records at end 2005 University of Otago Business School Launched mid-November 20K downloads by mid-February 220 articles! Key Perspectives Ltd

12 Policies Key Perspectives Ltd

13 Author readiness to comply with a mandate 81% 14% 5% Key Perspectives Ltd

14 Mandates In 5 institutions More on the way From 5 funders More on the way… Key Perspectives Ltd

15 USA NIH: Strengthening now very likely Require not request 6 months rather than 12 CURES: 6-month delay permitted but… deposit at acceptance (in PMC) FRPAA: All research funded by the largest agencies Key Perspectives Ltd

16 UK Wellcome Trust ($750m) Research Councils UK 4 out of 8 have a mandate and 1 has a strong encouragement Key Perspectives Ltd

17 Pulling Key Perspectives Ltd

18 Finding OA stuff OA search engines, e.g. OAIster National-level search services, e.g. DAREnet (Netherlands) and ARROW (Australia) Internet search engines, e.g. Google Scholar, Microsoft Live Academic Key Perspectives Ltd

19 Purposes Key Perspectives Ltd

20 Research assessment Bronze release of EPrints and DSpace for RAE (IRRA project) (N.B. UK Research Assessment Exercise will from now on be based on metrics) Developments in usage statistics reporting Key Perspectives Ltd

21 Plans for repositories Key Perspectives Ltd

22 Linking UK repositories User requirements – what services are needed? Roles and responsibilities involved Technical architecture Business models Key Perspectives Ltd

23 Services built onto repositories

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27 Services built onto repositories

28 Patterns for repositories Key Perspectives Ltd

29 Purdue Universitys model Key Perspectives Ltd

30 Thank you for listening Key Perspectives Ltd


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