Why librarians should be concerned with Open Access. Rapid price escalations in scholarly journal subscription rates have been adversely affecting access to scholarly information.
Often referred to as the 'serials pricing crisis', the costs of academic journals have been sharply climbing for over two decades now. According to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the average cost of a serial subscription for ARL member libraries increased by 315% from 1989 to 2003. This increase far exceeds the rise in the Consumer Price Index of 68% for those years. From 2003 on, average journal prices have increased more slowly, but still continue to rise by about 9% a year. Partially responsible for these increases is the ongoing consolidation of the journal publishing market.
Impact on libraries . Journal price increases have far outpaced increases in library budgets and this has eroded libraries’ buying power significantly. This system is simply not sustainable. LibGuides on Open Access. Open access. Open access logo, originally designed by Public Library of Science.
Whilst no official open access logo exists, organisations are free to select the logo style that best supports their visual language. Other logos are also in use. 9-minute video explaining open access Open access (OA) refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access (e.g. access tolls) and free of many restrictions on use (e.g. certain copyright and license restrictions). Open access can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed academic journal articles, conference papers, theses, book chapters, and monographs. Definitions
A brief guide to the OA rainbow. DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books. ROAR - Registry of Open Access Repositories - Registry of Open Access Repositories. Directory of Open Access Journals. OpenDOAR - Home Page - Directory of Open Access Repositories. GOKb.
"The Global Open KnowledgeBase (GOKb) project is a collaboration between Kuali OLE and JISC to develop a freely available, community-managed data repository that will contain key publication information about electronic resources as it is represented within the supply chain from content publishers to suppliers to libraries." – feillet
KBART: Knowledge Bases And Related Tools working group. Looks like: SESS636698fd811c0f0105518e7332ea5f41 A unique session ID.
"In early 2006, UKSG commissioned a research report (Link Resolvers and the Serials Supply Chain) that identified and described a range of problems affecting the efficiency of OpenURL linking. The report recommended the creation of a group that would determine and promote "best practice" solutions for the overall community to improve the exchange of metadata with knowledge bases. " – feillet
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The survey, funded and guided by Jisc and RLUK and conducted on their behalf by the not-for-profit research organisation Ithaka S+R, received 3,498 responses, (a response rate of 7.9%). The survey covered a range of areas from how academics discover and stay abreast of research, to their teaching of undergraduates and from how they choose research topics and publication channels, to their views on learned societies and university libraries and their collections. The overarching themes across these areas are increasing reliance on the Internet for their research and publishing activities, and the strong role that openness is playing in their work. Key findings include: About Ithaka S+R. Facilitating access to free online resources: challenges and opportunities for the library community. A white paper from Taylor & Francis “While we understand that the questions we posed encompassed a world of free-to-view material beyond the traditional book and journal content that is normally associated with the offerings of major scientific, scholarly and professional publishers, we nevertheless are acutely aware that there are key roles that we need to perform and a whole range of new services and products that we should look to develop.
Taylor & Francis Author Services - Taylor & Francis open access program. Skip to navigation Taylor & Francis has been publishing academic research since 1798 and on an open access basis since 2006.
We offer a broad range of author options, enabling authors to publish their material in quality open access journals with a high degree of peer review integrity. Open Access.