Looking ahead at Open Access and US Public Access

“There seem to me to be at least two different things going on. First, the US Public Access Program is distributed, unnamed and not publicized. Second it is ideologically not popular with the OA movement, for various reasons.

To begin with, I have found in numerous discussions with OA people that there is a general lack of understanding of the Public Access Program. 

It does not help that this large federal program has no actual name. I call it the “US Public Access Program” but that is just me. …”

About OpenAIRE-Advance

“OpenAIRE-Advance continues the mission of OpenAIRE to support the Open Access/Open Data mandates in Europe. By sustaining the current successful infrastructure, comprised of a human network and robust technical services, it consolidates its achievements while working to shift the momentum among its communities to Open Science, aiming to be a trusted e-Infrastructure within the realms of the European Open Science Cloud.

In this next phase, OpenAIRE-Advance strives  to empower its National Open Access Desks (NOADs) so they become a pivotal part within their own national data infrastructures, positioning OA and open science onto national agendas. The capacity building activities bring together experts on topical task groups in thematic areas (open policies, RDM, legal issues, TDM), promoting a train the trainer approach, strengthening and expanding the pan-European Helpdesk with support and training toolkits, training resources and workshops. It examines key elements of scholarly communication, i.e., co-operative OA publishing and next generation repositories, to develop essential building blocks of the scholarly commons.

On the technical level OpenAIRE-Advance focuses on the operation and maintenance of the OpenAIRE technical TRL8/9 services, and radically improves the OpenAIRE services on offer by: a) optimizing their performance and scalability, b) refining their functionality based on end-user feedback, c) repackaging them into products, taking a professional marketing approach with well-defined KPIs, d) consolidating the range of services/products into a common e-Infra catalogue to enable a wider uptake.

OpenAIREAdvance steps up its outreach activities with concrete pilots with three major RIs, citizen science initiatives, and innovators via a rigorous Open Innovation programme. Finally, viaits partnership with COAR, OpenAIRE-Advance consolidates OpenAIRE’s global roleextending its collaborations with Latin America, US, Japan, Canada, and Africa….”

Open and Shut?: Realising the BOAI vision: Peter Suber’s Advice

Peter Suber’s current high-priority recommendations for advancing open access.

Anatomy of green open access – Björk – 2013 – Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

“Abstract: Open access (OA) is free, unrestricted access to electronic versions of scholarly publications. For peer-reviewed journal articles, there are two main routes to OA: publishing in OA journals (gold OA) or archiving of article copies or manuscripts at other web locations (green OA). This study focuses on summarizing and extending current knowledge about green OA. A synthesis of previous studies indicates that green OA coverage of all published journal articles is approximately 12%, with substantial disciplinary variation. Typically, green OA copies become available after considerable time delays, partly caused by publisher-imposed embargo periods, and partly by author tendencies to archive manuscripts only periodically. Although green OA copies should ideally be archived in proper repositories, a large share is stored on home pages and similar locations, with no assurance of long-term preservation. Often such locations contain exact copies of published articles, which may infringe on the publisher’s exclusive rights. The technical foundation for green OA uploading is becoming increasingly solid largely due to the rapid increase in the number of institutional repositories. The number of articles within the scope of OA mandates, which strongly influence the self-archival rate of articles, is nevertheless still low.”

Open and Shut?: Realising the BOAI vision: Peter Suber’s Advice

Peter Suber’s high-priority recommendations for advancing OA.

Research Funders and Expanded Access: A How?To Resource for Health Research Alliance Members, Developed by SPARC and HRA (July 2014)

“SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and the Health Research Alliance (HRA) partnered to produce this guide for HRA member organizations wishing to implement public access policies….”

Ent­scheid­ung zum ver­pflicht­end­en Zweit­­ver­­öffent­­lichung­s­recht noch nicht be­kannt (Decision on mandatory secondary publication is not yet known)

From Google’s English:

“17 university lecturers from the University of Konstanz had been sued. The decision on the statutes of 10 December 2015, which obliges the scientists of the University of Konstanz to exercise their so-called “right to secondary publication”, will be sent in writing. From the remarks of the court is a template to the BVerfG in Karlsruhe. The Verwaltungsgerichtshof has expressed doubts that § 44 (6) LHG, on which the statutes are based, is covered by the legislative competence of the Land Baden-Württemberg. Incidentally, the Administrative Court did not raise any doubts about the content of the statutes. The University of Konstanz will continue to inform the public about the progress of the procedure.”

 

 

Ent­scheid­ung zum ver­pflicht­end­en Zweit­­ver­­öffent­­lichung­s­recht noch nicht be­kannt (Decision on mandatory secondary publication is not yet known)

From Google’s English:

“17 university lecturers from the University of Konstanz had been sued. The decision on the statutes of 10 December 2015, which obliges the scientists of the University of Konstanz to exercise their so-called “right to secondary publication”, will be sent in writing. From the remarks of the court is a template to the BVerfG in Karlsruhe. The Verwaltungsgerichtshof has expressed doubts that § 44 (6) LHG, on which the statutes are based, is covered by the legislative competence of the Land Baden-Württemberg. Incidentally, the Administrative Court did not raise any doubts about the content of the statutes. The University of Konstanz will continue to inform the public about the progress of the procedure.”