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University supports for Open Access: a Canadian national study Morrison, Heather; Greyson, Devon 2009-10-20

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University Supports for Open Access: A Canadian National Study Heather Morrison & Devon Greyson UBC Open Access Week October 20, 2009  The Story of our Study 1. The story of the study content – An investigation of how universities are responding to funder OA mandates  2. The meta-story of the research process – A description of our research team and how this project happened  Elements of a Story • • • • • • •  Point of View (Research Team) Characters Setting Conflict (Research Question) Plot (Methods) Climax (Results) Theme (Conclusions)  Point of View (Rsch Team)  Setting • Canadian Research Universities – Libraries are CARL members – Research Administrators are CAURA members  • 2009, Contemporary era of transition in scholarly communications…  University-based Research  Life Cycle  Characters • • • •  Research Funders Researchers Research Administration Offices University Libraries  University-based Research  Other, Minor Characters – Institutional Repositories – University Presses – Publishers – Grants Facilitators outside the RAO – Others…?  The Story • Funder says to Researcher “Make your work OA” • Researcher must comply by either publishing or archiving OA – “Early adopters” are already doing this – What about the rest of the researcher world? • What will support and enable this shift for the masses?  University-based Research OA licy po  Funder (e.g. CIHR)  The Story • In University, we have characters who support Researchers – Libraries • Access to info, some publishing, some archiving  – RAOs • Grants application, administration, reporting  University Research Support  Story Conflict (Research Question) • Will University Libraries and Research Administration Offices respond to new funder OA requirements placed upon their researchers? – If so, how? • Awareness? • Mandate? • Actions?  Study Plot (Methods) • Sample: 27 Universities • Survey method: email solicitations, online survey (all bilingual) • Analysis: descriptive statistics, statistical testing for difference across key groups of interest, thematic analysis of free-text answers  Climax (Results) • Different Mandates; Different Roles – Awareness – Activities – Infrastructure  • Potential Synergies  Theme (Conclusion)  The Happy Ending!  Contact: Heather Morrison BC Electronic Library Network Devon Greyson Centre for Health Services and Policy Research  


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