Archives par mot-clé : Open access

Insights OA Monograph Supplement

Numéro spécial de la revue Insights : the UKSG journal, volume 27, supplement 1/2014, consacré aux monographies en libre-accès, publié le 8 avril 2014 : http://uksg.metapress.com/content/l14r18772270/?p=ae62487ac8ff4cd0870086c4d2ed11a4&pi=1

Articles :

– Calibrating the parameters: changing hearts and minds about open access monographs

– Open access e-books: the role of the institution

– Open access monographs and the role of the library

– Open access monographs: a humanities research perspective

– The publisher journey for OUP

– Building it together: collaboration in university-based open access book publishing

– ‘The Returned’: on the future of monographic books

– Open access monograph business models

– Snapshots of three open access business models

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Scientific Output from Latin America and the Caribbean – Identification of the Main Institutions for Regional Open Access Integration Strategies

Babini, Dominique Scientific Output from Latin America and the Caribbean – Identification of the Main Institutions for Regional Open Access Integration Strategies., 2012 [Report]. Rapport déposé sur l’archive ouverte E-lis, le 22 avril 2013 : http://eprints.rclis.org/19085/

L’Amérique latine est une région où les deux tiers des investissements dans la recherche sont financés par des ressources d’État. Il peut être prévu que, dans un futur proche, les gouvernements de la région encourageront et favoriseront, ou exigeront par la loi ou des mandats, que la production scientifique de la région devienne visible et accessible dans des répositoires de libre accès. Cet article présente les résultats d’une enquête visant à identifier quelles sont les institutions de la région avec le plus de production scientifique et exposition de cette production dans le Web, avec le but de rendre ces institutions visibles pour les organismes nationaux, régionaux et internationaux impliqués dans les stratégies et programmes d’accès libre en Amérique latine et les Caraïbes. Les résultats montrent une position de leadership des universités du Brésil; forte présence des universités du Mexique, Colombie, Argentine, Chili et Venezuela, et une certaine présence d’universités de l’Équateur, Pérou, Costa Rica, Cuba, uerto Rico et Uruguay

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Institutional Repositories: Exploration of Costs and Value

Article publié dans D-Lib Magazine, January/February 2013, Volume 19, Number 1/2 par C. Sean Burns, Amy Lana,
John M. Budd : http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january13/burns/01burns.html

Little is known about the costs academic libraries incur to implement and manage institutional repositories and the value these institutional repositories offer to their communities. To address this, the authors report the findings of their 29 question survey of academic libraries with institutional repositories. We received 49 usable responses. Thirty-four of these responses completed the entire survey. While meant to be exploratory, results are varied and depend on the context of the institution. This context includes, among other things, the size of the repositories and of the institutions, the software used to operate the repositories, such as open source or proprietary, and whether librarians mediate content archiving, or content producers directly deposit their own material. The highlights of our findings, based on median values, suggest that institutions that mediate submissions incur less expense than institutions that allow self-archiving, institutions that offer additional services incur greater annual operating costs than those who do not, and institutions that use open source applications have lower implementation costs but comparable annual operating costs with institutions that use proprietary solutions. Furthermore, changes in budgeting, from special initiative to absorption into the regular budget, suggest a trend in sustainable support for institutional repositories. Our findings are exploratory but suggest that future inquiry into costs and the value of institutional repositories should be directed at specific types of institutions, such as by Carnegie Classification category.

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LERU (League of European Research Universities) launches statements on Open Access and Open data

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has launched two statements on the importance of Open Scholarship: ‘Open Access to Research Publications’ and ‘Open Research Data’.

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Budapest Open Access Initiative: recommandations

Billet publié sur le blog La Boussole le 18/09/2012 : https://blplaboussole.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/budapest-open-access-initiative-recommandations/

“La Budapest Open Access Initiative a récemment publié 10 recommandations pour faire en sorte que la mise en libre accès des publications “peer-reviewed” soit la “méthode par défaut” pour tous les gouvernements et dans toutes les disciplines d’ici 10 ans.”

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What role will Academic Libraries play in moving towards an open access future ?

Publié sur le site STM Publishing News le 4 septembre 2012 : http://www.stm-publishing.com/what-role-will-academic-libraries-play-in-moving-towards-an-open-access-future/ 

In April, leading independent academic and professional publisher SAGE convened a roundtable in association with the British Library into the role of the academic library in an open access (OA) future. Chaired by publishing consultant Simon Inger and attended by an international panel of 14 senior librarians and other industry experts, the conclusions of this discussion have today been published in a report, “Moving towards an open access future: the role of academic libraries

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Expanding access to research publications

Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings – the Finch Group, Juin 2012 : http://www.researchinfonet.org/publish/finch/

The report of the Working Group chaired by Dame Janet Finch published on 18 June recommends a programme of action to enable more people to read and use the publications arising from research. Better, faster communication of research results will bring benefits for public services and for economic growth. It will also bring improved efficiency for researchers, and opportunities for more public engagement with research. The full report is available for downloading below, along with an executive summary.

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Pourquoi nous devons nous réapproprier la communication scientifique

Billet publié sur le blog Blogus operandi le 24 mai 2012 : http://blogusoperandi.blogspot.fr/2012/05/pourquoi-nous-devons-nous-reapproprier.html

En 2006, des chercheurs de l’ULB et de l’Université de Toulouse ont formulé des recommandations à la Direction Générale Recherche de la Commission Européenne. Le rapport confirmait les nombreuses critiques de la part des bibliothèques universitaires américaines et européennes, sur les prix de plus en plus élevés et les conditions de moins en moins souples que les éditeurs scientifiques exigent pour les abonnements à des bouquets électroniques de revues scientifiques.

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Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories

Erway, Ricky. Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research (mars 2012) : http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2012/2012-03r.htm

Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories offers a quick environmental scan of the repository landscape and then focuses on disciplinary repositories—those subject-based, often researcher-initiated loci for research information. Seven of these repositories are profiled, with a focus on their varied business models. The report concludes with a discussion of sustainability, including funding models, factors that contribute to a repository’s success, and ways to bring in additional revenue. It is intended to help librarians support researchers in accessing and disseminating research information.

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Open Access institutional archives: a quantitative study (2006-2010)

Nazim, M., & Mukherjee, B. Open Access institutional archives : a quantitative study (2006-2010), 2011. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, pp.317-324 : http://eprints.rclis.org/handle/10760/16849#.T7D8Guh1D5x

Open access publishing is growing in importance, and, in parallel, the role of institutional archives has come to the forefront of discussion within the library community. The present study is an attempt to analyse the present trend of institutional archives worldwide. The factual data of each individual repository was collected from various Directories of Institutional Repositories by using survey method. Data was analysed in terms of quantity of institutional archives increased during last six years, countrywise contents of institutional archives, types of materials archived, subject coverage, software used, language of interface of institutional archives, host domains, and policy of institutional archives. The results of the study suggest healthy growth in terms of quantity of institutional archives’ increase worldwide, however, the development is more prevalent in developed countries than developing countries. The subject analysis of the institutional archives indicates that the contributors in the field of health and medicine are more interested to submit their materials in repositories. Currently the institutional archives mostly house traditional (print-oriented) scholarly publications and grey literature, using DSpace software and most of these materials were of English language. However, the policy of content inclusion, submission and preservation is yet to be well defined in institutional archives.

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