Scholarly Communication– Advanced Topics and Additional Reading
- A very brief introduction to Open Access (OA) by Peter Suber.
- Association of College and Research Libraries Scholarly communication toolkit.
- SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
- International Open Access initiatives (just a tiny sample): Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), the Berlin Declaration on Open Access, EU Petition for Public Access, etc.)
- ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies), listing 96 known institutions and 46 funders with OA policies, and more.
- Who’s who in scholarly publishing: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), BioOne, Alliance for Taxpayer Alliance and Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA).
- Read Ithaka’s University Publishing in the Digital Age, a report that “argues that a renewed commitment to publishing in its broadest sense can enable universities to more fully realize the potential global impact of their academic programs, enhance the reputations of their institutions, maintain a strong voice in determining what constitutes important scholarship, and in some cases reduce costs.”
- Open Access Time line: drawing from Peter Suber’s data, Wade Garrison of the Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Kansas developed this digital time line. Please note: it is in our queue to be updated shortly, but due to popular demand is posted now.
Sample of Recent History of Significant Events in Scholarly Communication and Open Access:
- June 22, 2009: The Faculty Senate President announced the Open Access policy to all faculty. KU’s Faculty Senate approved the Open Access Policy for KU at its final meeting on April 30, 2009. On May 19th and 22nd the Provost and Chancellor, respectively, approved the policy.
- Harvard Graduate School of Education Faculty Vote to Pass Open Access Policy, Harvard Crimson, June 20, 2009. Faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to make their scholarly articles open access.
- June 10, 2009: A coalition of national and regional college student associations today issued a “Student Statement on the Right to Research,” calling on universities, research funders, and researchers to take action in support of Open Access to research.
- April 2009: Peter Suber releases his “Field Guide to Misunderstandings About Open Access”.
- March 18th, 2009: MIT’s faculty passed unanimously an open access policy making it the first faculty-initiated university wide open access policy in the United States.
- June 10th, 2008: Stanford University’s School of Education faculty vote to approve an “open access” proposal providing copies of their published journal articles to the Stanford institutional repository.
- May 1st, 2008: Harvard’s Law School faculty unanimously vote to make their work “open access” following the Open Access Proposal passed by the faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard in February.
- April 7th, 2008: National Institutes of Health (NIH) revised Public Access Policy and requirements for all grant recipients went into effect. See KU’s Office of Research Integrity for more information.
- February 12, 2008: Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences vote unanimously to require themselves to deposit a copy of all their published journal articles in Harvard’s open access digital repository.