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. LibGuides on Open Access. Open access. Research publications that are distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers Open access (OA) is a set of principles and a range of practices through which research outputs are distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers. With open access strictly defined (according to the 2001 definition), or libre open access, barriers to copying or reuse are also reduced or removed by applying an open license for copyright. The main focus of the open access movement is "peer reviewed research literature.
" Historically, this has centered mainly on print-based academic journals. Whereas conventional (non-open access) journals cover publishing costs through access tolls such as subscriptions, site licenses or pay-per-view charges, open-access journals are characterised by funding models which do not require the reader to pay to read the journal's contents. Definitions Colour naming system Gold OA Green OA Green OA is gratis for the author.
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. KBART: Knowledge Bases And Related Tools working group. Looks like: SESS636698fd811c0f0105518e7332ea5f41 A unique session ID.
Looks like: X-LI-IDC, X-LI-DDC, SESSIONID, visit, leo_auth_token, lang, bcookie. UK wide survey of academics spotlights researchers’ reliance on open access. London and New York – A major survey of UK Academics released today examines the attitudes of researchers and practitioners working within higher education and sheds light on their behaviours, including their reliance on digital technologies, the Internet and open access.
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.
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