Archives de catégorie : Libre accès_Open access

The Open Citations Movement : The Story So Far

Peroni, Silvio. The Open Citations Movement : The Story So Far. 
The 5th Conference on Scholarly Publishing in the
Context of Open Science – PUBMET 2018
20-21 September 2018, Zadar, Croatia, 20/09/2018. https://figshare.com/articles/The_Open_Citations_Movement_the_Story_So_Far/7110653

The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) was launched in April 2017 with the purpose of promoting the release of structured, separable, and open citation data. Thanks to the incredible support of a large (and still growing) number of publishers and stakeholders, in one year more than 500 million citations have been released to the public, and are currently used by third parties for building new services to serve the scholarly community.

Source :
https://figshare.com/articles/The_Open_Citations_Movement_the_Story_So_Far/7110653





Les Sciences Humaines et Sociales, moteurs de l’accès ouvert : la preuve par Cybergeo

En mai 2016 Cybergeo : Revue européenne de géographie fêtait à l’Auditorium Marie Curie (CNRS, Paris) ses 20 années d’existence. Première revue nativement numérique en sciences sociales, Cybergeo s’inscrit en pionnière de la diffusion scientifique en libre accès. Forte de ses 20 ans d’expérience, elle apporte la preuve qu’un modèle alternatif de diffusion de l’information scientifique est possible, ouvert et contrôlé par la communauté scientifique mondiale. Elle témoigne également du très fort impact de l’accès ouvert en sciences lorsqu’il s’accompagne d’une attention soutenue à l’innovation. (…)

Scholarly Communication at the Crossroad: From subscription to Open Access?

CHAN, Gayle R.Y.C. (2018) Scholarly Communication at the Crossroad: From subscription to Open Access?. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 163 – Serials and Other Continuing Resources. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2192

Recent developments in the scholarly communication ecosystem toward open access (OA) have become highly complex in how researchers discover and use information, create, and select publication venues to disseminate their research. Institution policy makers, grant funders, publishers, researchers and libraries are coming to grips with the flux in OA publishing. What is expected is that OA will secure a growing market share, with major funders pushing OA mandates with timelines and publishers launching new OA versus traditional journals. Libraries have a critical role to play in resolving the complexities resulting from the impending ‘flip’ of journals from subscription to OA. The University of Hong Kong (HKU), being the foremost research institution in Asia, has experienced YOY double digit growth in gold open access publications in recent years. From the collection development perspective, there is an urgent need to understand the trend in research output in order to reassess the resources budget allocation and expenditures to accommodate the needed funding support for OA publishing. This paper presents the strategies adopted by HKU in preparing the budget transition toward OA publishing and to strengthen the library’s negotiating power in securing sustainable big deals that factor in support for researchers to go the OA route. The value for money, challenge and risk of committing in multiyear big deals without accounting for publishing expenditures in OA contents will be discussed. Analytics on research output, journal subscription and article publishing expenditures will be used to inform the bigger picture of funding access to scholarly contents.

Source : http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2192

Institutional Repositories and Academic Social Networks: Competition or Complement? A Study of Open Access Policy Compliance vs. ResearchGate Participation

Lovett, J.A. et al., (2017). Institutional Repositories and Academic Social Networks: Competition or Complement? A Study of Open Access Policy Compliance vs. ResearchGate Participation. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 5(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2183

Abstract

INTRODUCTION The popularity of academic social networks like ResearchGate and Academia.edu indicates that scholars want to share their work, yet for universities with Open Access (OA) policies, these sites may be competing with institutional repositories (IRs) for content. This article seeks to reveal researcher practices, attitudes, and motivations around uploading their work to ResearchGate and complying with an institutional OA Policy through a study of faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI). METHODS We conducted a population study to examine the participation by 558 full-time URI faculty members in the OA Policy and ResearchGate followed by a survey of 728 full-time URI faculty members about their participation in the two services. DISCUSSION The majority of URI faculty does not participate in the OA Policy or use ResearchGate. Authors’ primary motivations for participation are sharing their work more broadly and increasing its visibility and impact. Faculty who participate in ResearchGate are more likely to participate in the OA Policy, and vice versa. The fact that the OA Policy targets the author manuscript and not the final published article constitutes a significant barrier to participation. CONCLUSION Librarians should not view academic social networks as a threat to Open Access. Authors’ strong preference for sharing the final, published version of their articles provides support for calls to hasten the transition to a Gold OA publishing system. Misunderstandings about the OA Policy and copyright indicate a need for librarians to conduct greater education and outreach to authors about options for legally sharing articles.

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The State of OA: A large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles

Prépublication postée sur PeerJ journal le 2 août 2017.

Despite growing interest in Open Access (OA) to scholarly literature, there is an unmet need for large-scale, up-to-date, and reproducible studies assessing the prevalence and characteristics of OA. We address this need using oaDOI, an open online service that determines OA status for 67 million articles.

Piwowar H, Priem J, Larivière V, Alperin JP, Matthias L, Norlander B, Farley A, West J, Haustein S. (2017) The State of OA: A large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles. PeerJ Preprints 5:e3119v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.3119v1

Lire la suite : https://peerj.com/preprints/3119/

Unpaywall, une extension chrome pour trouver la version des articles en open access

Billet publié le 15 mars par Pascal M. Aventurier sur le blog de l’INRA., veille collaborative sur les technologies de l’IST.

« Des outils qui exploitent les infrastructures du libre accès et mettent en valeur  le travail effectué par les revues scientifiques, les archives ouvertes et les bibliothèques sur le libre accès se développent. Ainsi  Unpaywall est une nouvelle extension disponible pour le navigateur Chrome (pas testé avec Firefox)  qui permet de trouver les versions en accès libre (open access) des articles que vous êtes en train de consulter. Unpaywall, développé par Impactstory, utilise l’api oadoi (voir aussi  le billet sur le blog) qui pointe par défaut sur la version open access des documents.  Unpaywall permet d’accéder aux versions open access des articles légalement déposés en accédant aux sources comme  le DOAJ (répertoire des jourbaux en libre accès), Crossref (service d’échange de métadonnées des articles des principaux éditeurs), DataCite (gestion des identifants), et BASE ( principal moissonneur des archives ouvertes). (voir le billet de AIMS-FAO). « 

Continuer la lecture : http://ist.blogs.inra.fr/technologies/2017/03/15/unpaywall-une-extension-chrome-pour-trouver-la-version-des-articles-en-open-access/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

oaDOI à la loupe : un service et un outil de mesure

Un billet de Carnet’IST présente le oaDOI.

Cet outil, grâce à un simple copier-coller du DOI d’un document, va à la recherche d’une éventuelle version en accès libre. Un lien oaDOI.org est en quelque sorte une alternative au résolveur doi.org afin d’éviter à l’utilisateur de se retrouver devant une version payante du document qu’il cherche alors qu’il en existe une version en Open Access. Le fonctionnement d’oaDOI pour sa recherche repose principalement sur le DOAJ, BASE et les informations retournées par CrossRef (voir toutes les sources présentées ici).”

Bordignon F., « oaDOI à la loupe : un service et un outil de mesure, » in Carnet’IST, 03/11/2016, https://carnetist.hypotheses.org/835.

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Libre Accès : des outils pour vous aider

Billet publié  le 14 décembre 2016, par Thérèse HAMEAU sur http://openaccess.inist.fr/?Libre-Acces-des-outils-pour-vous

Différents répertoires et moteurs sont à la disposition des internautes pour trouver des informations à propos du Libre Accès ou rechercher des documents librement accessibles. Ils sont classés selon quatre thématiques :

  • politiques ou mandats des agences de financement ou des organismes de recherche / universités ;
  • politiques des éditeurs ;
  • revues en libre accès – voie dorée ;
  • archives ouvertes – voie verte.

Lire la suite : http://openaccess.inist.fr/?Libre-Acces-des-outils-pour-vous

oaDOI à la loupe : un service et un outil de mesure

Article publié sur le Carnet’ISt le 3 novembre 2016

Cet outil, grâce à un simple copier-coller du DOI d’un document, va à la recherche d’une éventuelle version en accès libre. Un lien oaDOI.org est en quelque sorte une alternative au résolveur doi.org afin d’éviter à l’utilisateur de se retrouver devant une version payante du document qu’il cherche alors qu’il en existe une version en Open Access.

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Academic publisher costs in Finland 2010-2015

Academic publisher costs in Finland 2010-2015, Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland and its Open Science and Research Initiative 2014-2017. http://openscience.fi/publisher_costs

It is rational to collect publisher costs all at once and in aggregate form, so that the benefits obtained would be as large as possible. Transparency of the subscription prices reveal the costs of the publishing model that is based on subscription payments. Author publication charges (APC) were not possible to survey for the present due to too eclectic practices, but it is estimated that in Finland they amount to a total of at least EUR 1 million per year. In the future also APCs will be surveyed more precisely.

Lire la suite : http://openscience.fi/publisher_costs

Elsevier rachète SSRN, premier réseau de partage de preprint dans les SHS

EPRIST. Elsevier rachète SSRN, premier réseau de partage de preprint dans les SHS. Analyse I/IST-n°18- juin 2016. http://www.eprist.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/I-IST_18_SSRS-Elsevier.pdf

Elsevier a annoncé le 17 mai le rachat pour une somme non précisée du réseau social spécialisé SSRN, qui compte 2 millions d’utilisateurs et permet aux chercheurs en sciences sociales, économie le droit de poster et de partager des articles avant publication. Avec 572 000 articles en texte intégral « preprint » dans sa base, SSRN est l’une des principales archives ouvertes et collaboratives dans le domaine des SHS.

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Le Schéma numérique de la BnF

BnF | direction des services et des réseaux, délégation à la communication, mars 2016. Le Schéma numérique de la BnF. http://www.bnf.fr/fr/la_bnf/missions_bnf/s.bnf_schema_numerique.html?first_Art=non

Tourné vers l’avenir, ce document reflète et alimente également la dynamique d’innovation de l’établissement en lien avec ses publics et ses partenaires. S’esquisse une ambition numérique qui répond aux enjeux contemporains en matière d’accueil, d’adaptation, de développement de savoir-faire de référence, ou encore d’inscription dans une économie du savoir évolutive. Une vision d’avenir offre un écho à cette ambition : dans le tableau qu’elle dresse, Gallica est le creuset de tous les savoirs et de tous les publics, les données sont produites et partagées selon une logique collaborative et selon un principe d’ouverture, et des outils de coopération plus nombreux favorisent toujours davantage la mutualisation des ressources.

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Comparing Published Scientific Journal Articles to Their Pre-print Versions

Klein Martin, Broadwell Peter, Farb Sharon E. et Grappone Todd, « Comparing Published Scientific Journal Articles to Their Pre-print Versions », arXiv:1604.05363 [cs], 18 avril 2016. http://arxiv.org/abs/1604.05363

Academic publishers claim that they add value to scholarly communications by coordinating reviews and contributing and enhancing text during publication. These contributions come at a considerable cost: U.S. academic libraries paid $1.7 billion for serial subscriptions in 2008 alone. Library budgets, in contrast, are flat and not able to keep pace with serial price inflation. We have investigated the publishers’ value proposition by conducting a comparative study of pre-print papers and their final published counterparts. This comparison had two working assumptions: 1) if the publishers’ argument is valid, the text of a pre-print paper should vary measurably from its corresponding final published version, and 2) by applying standard similarity measures, we should be able to detect and quantify such differences. Our analysis revealed that the text contents of the scientific papers generally changed very little from their pre-print to final published versions. These findings contribute empirical indicators to discussions of the added value of commercial publishers and therefore should influence libraries’ economic decisions regarding access to scholarly publications.

Lire la suite : http://arxiv.org/abs/1604.05363

The Costs of Publishing Monographs: Toward a Transparent Methodology

Nancy L. Maron. The Costs of Publishing Monographs: Toward a Transparent Methodology. Ithaka S+R. February 5, 2016. http://sr.ithaka.org/?p=276785

The University Press business model faces numerous challenges today, with revenues under pressure due to a host of factors, from the decline of bricks-and-mortar stores and shifting library purchase patterns to the still emerging distribution and revenue models made possible by digital books. Over the last few years, certain forces have emerged and intensified—federal mandates for Open Access, declining sales reach, and the desire of university presses to build a greater audience for scholarly works—encouraging university presses to seriously consider what it would take to make their scholarly monographs openly available. While there have been numerous efforts to understand the costs of publishing a scholarly monograph, this study is unique in that we worked with an advisory group of university press publishers to identify all of the cost components in scholarly monographic publishing and to work with a wide variety of university presses to calculate their costs of each of those components in a bottom-up fashion.

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Amplifying the Impact of Open Access: Wikipedia and the Diffusion of Science

Teplitskiy, Misha; Lu, Grace; Duede, Eamon. Amplifying the Impact of Open Access: Wikipedia and the Diffusion of Science. arXiv.org. arXiv:1506.07608.

With the rise of Wikipedia as a first-stop source for scientific knowledge, it is important to compare its representation of that knowledge to that of the academic literature. This article approaches such a comparison through academic references made within the worlds 50 largest Wikipedias. Previous studies have raised concerns that Wikipedia editors may simply use the most easily accessible academic sources rather than sources of the highest academic status. We test this claim by identifying the 250 most heavily used journals in each of 26 research fields (4,721 journals, 19.4M articles in total) indexed by the Scopus database, and modeling whether topic, academic status, and accessibility make articles from these journals more or less likely to be referenced on Wikipedia. We find that, controlling for field and impact factor, the odds that an open access journal is referenced on the English Wikipedia are 47% higher compared to closed access journals. Moreover, in most of the worlds Wikipedias a journals high status (impact factor) and accessibility (open access policy) both greatly increase the probability of referencing. Among the implications of this study is that the chief effect of open access policies may be to significantly amplify the diffusion of science, through an intermediary like Wikipedia, to a broad public audience.

Lire la suite : arXiv:1506.07608