Velen sceptisch over doelen Dekker

Samenvatting van de discussiebijeenkomst bij Bibliotheek & Archief van de Universiteit Twente op 18 februari 2014

Na een inleiding door Franciska de Jong, hoogleraar taaltechnologie aan de UT, presenteerde Jos Engelen (NWO) zijn standpunt over de noodzaak en onvermijdelijkheid van open access. Daarna gaf Detlef Lohse, hoogleraar Physics of Fluids (UT) een kritische beschouwing over het commerciële belang van grote uitgevers bij de golden route van open access (‘public money for private wealth’). Hij leidde vervolgens de discussie met een panel bestaande uit de twee eerstgenoemde sprekers aangevuld met drie UT-hoogleraren.

Aan de hand van discussiestellingen van de panelleden ontstond een geanimeerd en interessant debat, zowel tussen de panelleden als met het publiek. Hoewel niemand het belang van open access in twijfel trekt, zijn velen sceptisch over de haalbaarheid van de doelen die staatssecretaris Dekker onlangs gesteld heeft. Of zoals panellid en hoogleraar Politicologie Kees Aarts het uitdrukte: ‘We onderschatten de weerstand van uitgevers om het publicatiemodel te veranderen en overschatten de bereidheid van wetenschappers om daadwerkelijk voor Open Access te kiezen’.

Stellenangebote Open Access Journal Development Editor (m/f) – Heidelberg StepStone

“Primary area of responsibility of the Open Access Journal Development team is development of SpringerOpen journals from launch to Impact Factor and beyond. As an Open Access Journal Development Editor you are responsible for assisting in the success and development of open access journals within SpringerOpen. This involves the setting and implementation of strategic journal development and content soliciting plans, as well as supporting internal Springer departments with journal specific development activities. Overall, the aim is to support open access journals to maintain continuous publishing schedules by increasing submissions, optimizing publishing services for authors, and providing guidance to internal/external journal stakeholders….”

JHOVE – JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment

“The concept of representation format, or type, permeates all technical areas of digital repositories. Policy and processing decisions regarding object ingest, storage, access, and preservation are frequently conditioned on a per-format basis. In order to achieve necessary operational efficiencies, repositories need to be able to automate these procedures to the fullest extent possible….”

Institutional Repository Support Assistant (14533)

“The University of Strathclyde has a commitment to boldness and innovation as part of its core institutional values, and we believe that our engagement with Open Access and Repository development is a significant example of this commitment. Therefore, in furtherance of these values, the Library and Information Resources of the University is now seeking to appoint an Institutional Repository Support Assistant to work on materials and records deposited in the Institutional Repository. 

The role will include the use of both PURE (the University’s research information system) and Strathprints (the Library’s Open Access Institutional Repository). The work involves validating metadata, including correcting, generating and approving metadata, which describes a wide variety of scholarly outputs. You will need to be able to understand and interpret research funder Open Access deposit policies, have some knowledge of copyright matters, liaise with academic departmental administrators and authors, and be able to manipulate digital files. An attention to detail and the ability to work with colleagues across the department are key requirements for the post. You will have a good general education to SCE Higher or equivalent. A recognised qualification in information management would be an advantage. Some experience of working with research data or publications, including online record creation and amendment to a high level of accuracy, would also be an advantage.”

Open Access Policy and SOAR | Rutgers University Libraries

“Rutgers University passed an open access policy by a near unanimous vote of the University Senate in October 2012….The policy goes into effect September 1, 2015….The Rutgers Open Access Policy is for all Rutgers faculty and scholars, including doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars. The policy applies mainly to scholarly articles (as the publisher allows), accommodates disciplinary differences, and focuses on public access for readers and researchers. The policy will be prospective, and opt-outs and embargoes can be accommodated for any article. Implementation planning is currently underway….”

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Skidmore appoints new head librarian

“Marta Brunner, head of collections, research and instructional services in the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been named the new college librarian at Skidmore College….Outside of UCLA, Brunner has continued to be actively engaged with CLIR’s postdoctoral fellowship program. She has been invited to speak on a variety of library topics at conferences in the United States and Canada. In addition, she has been active in open-access and scholarly communication initiatives, and is a strategic advisor for the Open Humanities Press…..”