Caren Milloy, Head of Projects, JISC Collections
&
Graham Stone, Information Resources Manager,
University of Huddersfield
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‘Scholars do not work in a vacuum;
research is based on work from others and
new discoveries must be disseminated in
order to be used.’
Snijder,Ronald. 2010. The profits of free books - an experiment to measure the
impact of Open Access publishing.
http://sites.google.com/site/theprofitsoffreebooks/home
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60 HSS titles: 2006 - 2011
Experimental Group (30 titles)
OA with CC licence
OAPEN Library
Publishers website
Institutional Repository
?????
Control Group
(30 titles)
Standard e-book
agreements
Publishers website
E-book aggregators
Print version available for sale
E-book device friendly version available for sale
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The research programme
1.How policies, processes and mechanisms need
to change in order to enable OA publication of
monographs?
2.What are the measurable effects of a move to
OA monographs?
3.How do perceptions of OA monograph
publication change among participants during
the project?
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Research process
Initiation
OAPEN-UK Research Plan
Year 1 end
Ellen Collins, Research Information Network
Year 2 end
Project end
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Focus groups
1. Institutional
representatives
including librarians,
institutional
repository staff,
research managers
2. Publishers
3. Learned Societies
4. Researchers (as both
authors & readers)
5. E-book aggregators
6. Research Funders
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Focus Groups: Key themes
1. Metadata: What is the
metadata required to
support open access
books?
2. Versioning, preservation &
archiving: What is the
version of record & how is
it preserved and who
provides archival access?
3. Usage: data collection and
standards
4. Methods of delivery:
where, standards, formats &
functionality
Key themes cont…
5. Quality & prestige: impact
of perceptions and maintaining
excellence
6. What do authors want:
financial reward and academic
prestige
7. Copyright: ownership,
licensing and rights
8. Benefits of OA:
opportunities, access and costs
savings
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Key themes cont…
9. International issues:
territories and markets
10. Changing roles: which to
keep, which to start and which
to get rid of
11. Impact on processes:
policies, mandates and
behaviour
12. Consistency: does one size
fit all?
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Key themes cont….
13. Ways to make OA
profitable: adding value to
content and overlay services
14. Risk: financial, reputational
and quality
15. Funding: who pays and
how?
16. Calculating costs: what is
the cost of an OA mono?
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Authors and what they want?
• Monetary reward
– Concern in focus groups about loss of royalties for
authors (Funders, Librarians, Publishers)
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Motivations for publishing
40
35
30
Count
25
20
Very important
Important
15
Neither unimportant nor important
Unimportant
10
Very unimportant
5
0
Communication
with peers
Career
advancement
Claiming research
findings and new
ideas
Financial
compensation
Releasing
information for
social progress and
knowledge in
society
Motivation for publishing
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Motivations for publishing
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Authors and what they want?
Percentage of authors’ publications made
available in electronic format
16
Percentage of authors' publications made
available via open access
30
15
14
25
25
12
20
8
7
Count
Count
10
7
15
6
6
10
4
2
5
4
5
2
2
0
1
0
0-25%
25%-50%
50%-75%
75%-100% Don't know
Percentage of respondents' publications
0-25%
25%-50%
50%-75%
75%-100% Don't know
Percentage of content made available via open access
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Content published in electronic
format
25
23
20
17
Count
15
10
9
5
3
2
0
e-articles
e-chapters
e-books
No e-publications
Type of e-publication
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Don't know
Ways of reading electronic
scholarly books
Ways of reading electronic scholarly books
25
21
22
20
Count
20
15
13
10
10
4
5
0
I read online (using a I download a copy to
I read on my
web browser)
a computer or a
computer/laptop
device
I read on my mobile I print and read
I print and read the
device or e-reader relevant sections on whole book on paper
paper
Way of reading book
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The last book respondents read
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The last book respondents read
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If all things were equal…
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Consistency and standards
• Version of
record
• Preservation
• Archival access
• Metadata
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Roles and responsibilities
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Please help us
OAPEN-UK Researcher Survey is available at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/oapenukresearcher
Participate in our institutional representative
survey and publisher interviews
Explore with us key issues around metadata,
business models – have your say
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Thank you & Further Info
OAPEN-UK website:
http://oapenuk.jiscebooks.org/
Caren Milloy
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Twitter:
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Graham Stone
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Diigo Group:
OAPEN-UK
Ellen Collins
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