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Increasing the impact of your research : Open Access & cIRcle Colenbrander, Hilde; Stephens, Tara Nov 17, 2011

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Increasing the Impact of Your Research: Open Access and cIRcle  Hilde Colenbrander & Tara Stephens • What is your place of mind regarding your research? • How many papers do you write in a year? • How many of these get published? • What happens to all the others? • Is this fair to you, your colleagues, and your faculty? With acknowledgements to Francisco Grajales    Opening questions  •Open Access (OA) literature is: – Digital information made available free-of- charge on the web – Refers particularly to peer reviewed research articles and their preprints – Not free to produce  •OA started as a response to exponential journal price increases  What is Open Access?  •OA is a response to growing demands for public accountability for tax dollars – Granting agency mandates – Institutional/Faculty mandates  •OA makes scholarly information freely available around the world  What is Open Access? • Granting agencies – Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) – UK Wellcome Trust • University mandates/policies – Queensland University of Technology – University College London – MIT • Faculty mandates – Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School  Open Access mandates   • Dr David S.H. Rosenthal‟s blog: – open-access-solve.html  What problems does Open Access solve?   •OA journals – Directory of Open Access Journals  •Toll access journals with Open options: – Kluwer Open Choice – Palgrave Open – Springer Open Choice   Open Access vehicles  • Digital repositories/databases: –Maintained by universities/libraries –Freely accessible to anyone –Content includes: • Authorized copies of published scholarly work • Unpublished scholarly work –Example: cIRcle  Open Access vehicles  • ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories) currently lists 2550+ repositories world wide  Australia: 66  Brazil: 109  Canada: 70  Germany: 137  India: 76  South Africa: 27  UK: 218  USA: 399  Repositories world wide • Be a world leader in knowledge exchange and mobilization  – Develop a campus strategy for making UBC research accessible in digital repositories, especially open access digital repositories UBC „Place and Promise‟ • Develop a central scholarly publications and data repository to ensure results of UBC research are freely accessible and meet the NIH and CIHR requirements regarding open access  – This is a partnership with the UBC Library that helps to promote more openness in our research UBC Research Strategy • Increase the impact of UBC research by making it widely available in open access digital repositories  – Develop cIRcle into a showcase for research, with emphasis on local, regional and national collaborations  UBC Library Strategic Plan How do we define “impact”? • “Although it is risky to create a single summary of meaningful impact for research, perhaps the notion that excellent research can create an improved quality of life or a better world is one that embraces the full scope of our efforts.” – P.5 UBC Research Strategy Research Impact Top 3 Benefits Simple Visible Permanent Who‟s using cIRcle? Faculty collections Student research • There are numerous examples of exemplary student work in cIRcle What about copyright? • For materials deposited in cIRcle: – cIRcle requires a non-exclusive license to distribute – Copyright owner retains copyright – If you are not the copyright owner, you need permission from the copyright owner/publisher to deposit in cIRcle  • Note: The Publication Agreements that authors sign with publishers are critical! Copyright is a bundle of rights  • Transferred in whole or in part • Exclusively or non-exclusively • For specific time periods, or indefinitely • With or without royalty fees  With acknowledgements to Julia Blixrud‟s Author Rights Webcast, Nov 29/07  Publication Agreements •What rights do authors assign to publishers? •What rights do authors retain? •Why? •Examples: – American Medical Association – Public Library of Science   American Medical Association Journal (JAMA) Managing author rights • What rights might the publisher need? – Exclusive right to first publication • What rights might the author want to retain? – Re-publication in a different format, medium, place or language – Posting a copy to one of more web sites – Sending copies to colleagues or students – Creating a derivative work – etc.  Tools for authors: SHERPA/RoMEO • Publisher Copyright Policies & Self- Archiving according to RoMEO: – Green publishers – Blue publishers – Yellow publishers – White publishers  – SHERPA/RoMEO Project   Tools for authors: Author Addenda • SPARC Canadian Author Addendum e.html#addendum • Scholar‟s Copyright Addendum Engine • JISC/SURF Copyright Toolbox  Tools for authors: Creative Commons licenses  • Creative Commons International: Canada   Showcase your innovative work  • Innovative Dissemination of Research Award, UBC Library:  – Recognizes new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating research  – UBC faculty, staff, and students are eligible  – Framed certificate of recognition and $2,000 cash prize  – 2012 application deadline: Monday, November 28, 2011, 5 p.m.       • Coming in 2012: –The GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award • For non-thesis graduate student work Showcase your innovative work  Search Sherpa/RoMEO for a journal in your field in which you may want to publish (or have published) and look at permissions.  • Can articles in this journal be added to cIRcle? • What are the restrictions?  “Scholarly Activity”  • Hold on to your author rights  • Put your content in cIRcle  Today’s message? Get started with cIRcle! Hilde Colenbrander, cIRcle Coordinator Tara Stephens, cIRcle Librarian  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 2.5 Canada License.


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