Archive:2007 Workshops/Open Access

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Schedule: Discussion 1 | Discussion 2 | Infinite Smallness | Lunch National FC discussion | Discussion 3 | Chapter & project reports
Workshop Session 1: Open Access | Free Software | Free Music & Remix Culture | Free Video & Open Media
Workshop Session 2: Digital Disobedience | Communication and Collaboration | A Vision for | Models for Creators
2007 workshop reports +/-

Leaders: Greg Price and Gavin Baker Open Access Notes:


Gavin Baker Greg Price Tim Vollmer Andrew Baughns Carlos Brossard Steve Foerster Ben Derogatis Nell Rei Diane Williams

conference on the internet and society

question of the 'What' of open access? traditional definition: access to scholarly literature Broader: all academic knowledge question of the 'how'?

Question: incentive to participate - e.g. coercion, prestige. not as good to say, "I gave this paper away for free" twice as many readers/citations when you make the information available online High powered profs need a selling point in order to upload make a university senate resolution saying that everyone has to make their information available for free have undergrads get paid for uploading the files - save profs' time on average, takes 6 minutes to upload a paper to a repository

green approach: journal vs. online: false dilemma. you can publish on both gold approach: publish in open access journals

are there eminent professors who can be poster children for open access? in addition to be talking about pragmatic gains, also have to talk about the moral aspect: people die w/o this information

researchers: don't turn over your copyright wholly to the publisher - shared copyright. also have an heir to your publications

SPARC has a pamphlet about an author adendum

I need an ability to know what journals allow me to use these licenses - can we get a page on the creative commons page? Sherpa/Romeo - has the database of journals that allow CC licenses also journal of open access journals

for nobel prize winners, need to be able to do a CC license without even thinking PLoS, like nature and science, is trying to have a combination of submitted papers and staff digest pages PLoS 1 is sort-of peer-reviewed: ranked allow for publishing of negative results

Internet Archive - only some fields participate now have ability to annotate

typical agreement: you have no residual rights for the current draft. usually however, author still has control of earlier drafts sometimes with blockbuster papers, authors aren't allowed to make any sort of statements on what the paper is about

Some NSF grants require that the publication be made open access after 6 months Bayh-Dole bill

This is not really an issue of copyright - this is a social problem nobody releases their data we should really be fighting traditional peer review you should make everything you do public

grant proposals are all up on NSF

SSRN - social sciences research network highly successful

usually you work with 2-3 people on a publication. it's a good idea to have a plan for if there's an accident/death

Eprints allows you to build a repository

Questions: is there anything repository for senior theses (yes). also, for those who have already been unsuccessful in using open access - why? was it human factors? Cornell study: people were stopped by human factors (learning curve) and copyright fears. solution: pass resolution in school saying everyone gives university permission to put published articles in repository