- Open Access Publishing: Retaining the core, stimulating progress
- Open, free, or hybrid? Open access at the BMJ Group
- Establishing an Institutional OA Publishing Fund: The UC Berkeley Experience
- BioMed Central’s Membership Schemes
- PLoS Institutional Membership Program
- Hindawi’s OA Institutional Membership Program
- Results survey on payment methods by OA journal publishers
- First results of the SOAP project
- Interactive Open Access Publishing and Public Peer Review
- Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science
- Wikis as platforms for scholarly publishing
- Breakout Session on Centralized Payment Mechanisms for OA Publishing Costs
- Breakout Session on Publishing Ethics
- Breakout Session on OA Book Publishing
- Open Access Book Publishing
- Open Access in Africa: Challenges, Solutions and Achievements
- Specifics of Open Access Publishing and Retrodigitization in Mathematics: An Experience from DML-CZ and EuDML Projects
- Tracing the Emerging Open Access Landscape in Greece: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects
An institutional repository (IR) is a publicly accessible archive where the work published by authors affiliated with the university is available online. According to the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR), there are over 1,700 repositories around the world. While English predominates, 56 languages are represented including Portuguese. Soon to be counted is the first repository from Mozambique, which achieved its public launch in November 2009.
A Report from the EIFL General Assembly 2010 in Lund Dina Heegen. September issue of ScieCom info. Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication www.sciecom.org
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How can librarians prove that their libraries still provide education?
Their situation is nohow a warming one. However, the solution couldn’t be more simple.
Two Crises and the Damage Done
- costs climbing, number of journals growing, library budgets are being slashed
- researchers must do without access to some of the journals critical to their research.
- legal and technological barriers are raised limiting how libraries may use the journals
- legal barrier: copyright law, licensing agreement
- technological barrier: digital rights management which blocks access to unauthorized users
and when research is impeded
so are all the benefits of research.
Librarians Act Today and Envision the Year 2025
- educating faculty and administrators on campus about Open Access
- building digital repositories for OA journals/books
- supporting OA journals (which make more than 20% of peer-reviewed journals today)
they should, but the idea is still in its growth process and the awareness is yet to be raised.