Overview of basics to share with Openness Meetup, Sept 2015.
Openness & Open Access
Openness Meetup | September 17, 2015
Inspiration and ideas for many of these slides are taken from:
Heather Joseph, ACRL 2015 presentation
and Peter Suber, Open Access Overview
in print books, journal
issues, lab notebooks…
Access to more.
Opportunities to do more.
Now, instead of physical constraints,
access and use is constrained by
business models, outdated IP policies,
technical and other infrastructures,
This community is working to
enable unobstructed digital access to
and usability of digital information.
“Openness” as a solution
Motivated by the public interest to
maximize the power and value of
digital information to learn, create, and
“By open access, we mean its free availability
on the public internet, permitting any users to
read, download, copy, distribute, print,
search or link to the full text of these articles,
crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to
software or use them for any other lawful
- The Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002
How Open Is It? Open Access Spectrum Guide
relates to access and use of scholarly manuscripts; may also refer to
theses, books, book chapters, monographs and other content
Open Educational Resources
Open Source Software
from Open Glossary: http://figshare.com/articles/Open_Research_Glossary/1482094
Annual increases in journal pricing are
double or triple the increase in the CPI.
Annual STM journal publishing revenues
approach $10 BILLION.
Annual textbook publishing revenues
approach $9 BILLION.
Heather Joseph, ACRL 2015 presentation, The STM Report,http://www.stm-assoc.org/2012_12_11_STM_Report_2012.pdf
Blunt Price Sensitivity
From Peter Suber Open Access Overview: http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.
Compatible with copyright, peer review,
revenue, print, preservation, prestige,
quality, career-advancement, indexing.
Often focused on publicly-funded research.
There are two primary vehicles for delivering
OA to research articles, OA journals and OA
Open Access Policies
Our goal: Default Open
Grants the institution certain non-exclusive rights to future
research articles published by faculty. This sort of policy
typically offers a waiver option or opt-out for authors. It also
requires deposit in the repository.
1 - You are a tenure-track professor. You have an article
you’d like to publish. Your university has no open access
policy. What do you want to know before you decide where
and how to publish?
2 - You are a huge openness advocate and have created a
slide-set you think may be useful for others. Which CC
license do you choose?
3 - You have 15 minutes with the Provost who wants to
know why campus should have an open access policy;
what are the 3 points you will make?
Carrie A. L. Nelson, [email protected]
University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
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