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ItemAffordable and equitable open access in the sciences: grassroots solutions(Taylor University, 2014-11-10) Odell, Jere D.In October 2014 Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced that the journal Nature Communications would become a fully open access title. NPG, however, is not the first major publisher of scientific literature to adopt this approach to publishing. Recently, AAAS launched a new open access journal, Science Advances. Likewise, the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced a new, interdisciplinary, open access journal, ACS Central Science at the end of 2013. These efforts at NPG, AAAS and ACS are not risky, entrepreneurial ventures. In fact, they follow the successful launch of open access journals by Public Library of Science (PLOS) and by many large publishers of scientific journals, including: Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, SAGE, and Oxford. If the rise of open access publishing continues at the current, disruptive rate, more than 50% of the annually published articles would be published in open access journals before 2020. This change in how science is published comes with many benefits. In addition to increased readership and citation rates, open access speeds the dissemination of knowledge while reducing financial barriers for unaffiliated researchers and other curious minds. This change also introduces a new and sometimes unsettling information marketplace for authors and researchers--including, steep fees for article processing, worries about the rigor of review and fraudulent publishers. As open access publishing becomes more common, how can authors participate in the benefits while avoiding the pitfalls? What can new research labs and small universities do to support equitable access for the readers and for the authors of scholarship in the sciences? ItemAuthors' Rights to Share Scholarship: A Survey of IUPUI Faculty Attitudes(2014-04-11) Odell, Jere D.; Dill, Emily; Palmer, Kristi L.Faculty who take an active role in the dissemination of their research are more likely to make an impact on a field of scholarship. Online, full text archiving is a key component of being a self-advocate and for building a scholarly reputation. In fact, posting a version of a published article in an open access repository, such as IUPUI ScholarWorks, increases an author’s citation rate. Most journal publishers (72%) permit authors to upload a version of their article to IUPUI ScholarWorks; however, faculty may be unsure of how to exercise this right. Do IUPUI faculty self-archive their articles? Do they examine or negotiate the terms of their copyright transfer agreements? Would IUPUI faculty consider implementing a campus policy to maximize their rights as authors? To explore attitudes related to these questions, we conducted a campus-wide survey of IUPUI faculty in the Fall semester of 2013. The survey adapted an instrument used in similar campus-wide research conducted in 2006 at the University of California and in 2010 at the University of Toronto. This broad survey addressed attitudes regarding many factors relevant to publishing, peer review and scholarly communications. Here we report preliminary results pertaining to author’s rights, self-archiving practices and open access policies. Results: Complete responses (n=248); Partial responses (n=90). Author’s Rights: Most faculty (54%) consider the right to self-archive as a factor in selecting a journal for publication. A few have refused to sign a copyright transfer agreement (n=16) and a few have modified contracts (n=10). Most (68%) support a campus discussion of copyright management. Likewise, faculty would appreciate instructions and models for copyright negotiations (65%) as well as more formal institutional support for retaining rights (61%). Self-Archiving: Although nearly half had heard of IUPUI ScholarWorks (45%), only 25% of the respondents reported submitting a work to an institutional repository. Faculty were most influenced to self-archive by the motivation to support the dissemination of academic research in general (n=151), by increased exposure (n=149), and by the norms of their academic unit (n=102). Open Access Policies: The majority of faculty (72%) were unfamiliar with institutional open access policies such as those at Harvard, MIT, Duke and Kansas. When asked, however, if IUPUI should consider implementing a similar policy, 52% were unsure, 39% were supportive and only 9% disagreed. ItemAuthor’s Rights to Share Scholarship: A Survey of Faculty Attitudes and Actions(Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, 2014-11-19) Odell, Jere D.; Dill, Emily; Palmer, Kristi L.Online, full text archiving is a key component of being a self-advocate for building a scholarly reputation. Posting a version of a published article in an open access repository increases an author's citation rate. To explore attitudes and actions related to self-archiving a survey of IUPUI faculty was conducted and the results compared to similar surveys conducted at University of California and University of Toronto. The results are useful in guiding education and outreach efforts at university libraries interested in promoting change in scholarly communication, open access, and institutional repositories. ItemA Bibliographic Scan of Digital Scholarly Communication Infrastructure(Educopia Institute, 2020-05) Lewis, David W.This bibliography scan covers a lot of ground. In it, I have attempted to capture relevant recent literature across the whole of the digital scholarly communications infrastructure. I have used that literature to identify significant projects and then document them with descriptions and basic information. Structurally, this review has three parts. In the first, I begin with a diagram showing the way the projects reviewed fit into the research workflow; then I cover a number of topics and functional areas related to digital scholarly communication. I make no attempt to be comprehensive, especially regarding the technical literature; rather, I have tried to identify major articles and reports, particularly those addressing the library community. The second part of this review is a list of projects or programs arranged by broad functional categories. The third part lists individual projects and the organizations—both commercial and nonprofit—that support them. I have identified 206 projects. Of these, 139 are nonprofit and 67 are commercial. There are 17 organizations that support multiple projects, and six of these—Artefactual Systems, Atypon/Wiley, Clarivate Analytics, Digital Science, Elsevier, and MDPI—are commercial. The remaining 11—Center for Open Science, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko), LYRASIS/DuraSpace, Educopia Institute, Internet Archive, JISC, OCLC, OpenAIRE, Open Access Button, Our Research (formerly Impactstory), and the Public Knowledge Project—are nonprofit. ItemThe Changing Landscape of Scholarly Publishing: Will Radiation Research Survive?(Radiation Research Society, 2013-10) Odell, Jere D.; Whipple, Elizabeth C.As a society published journal, Radiation Research has been a successful and enduring project of the Radiation Research Society (RRS). In 59 years of publication, the journal has produced 732 issues and 10,712 articles. As a nonprofit organization, RRS, like most societies, has used revenues from subscriptions to support, in part, the life of the organization (meetings, conferences and grants to new scholars). The model for scientific publishing, however, continues to evolve. Radiation Research has weathered the rise of electronic publishing, consolidation in the commercial publishing industry, the aggregation of library subscriptions and library subscription cuts. Recent years have seen dramatic changes in how scholarly publishing is financed and new funder and institution policies will accelerate these changes. The growth of open access to journal articles reflects the information habits of readers and facilitates the dissemination of new knowledge. The Radiation Research Society, however, will need to account for and adapt to changes in the publishing market if it intends to support the communication of peer reviewed scholarship in the future. ItemCompleting the Circle: Community Access to Translational Research and Scholarly Works(2015-10-12) Odell, Jere D.; Viehweg, StephanThis paper documents the development and outcomes of an intra-campus partnership that has changed the culture of scholarship and dissemination at a university that values community-engaged and translational research. Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) was established by Chancellor Charles Bantz and Dr. Sandra Petronio in 2003 to identify, celebrate and promote translational research; research that uses generated knowledge to solve problems and make lives better. In addition to sponsoring awards and convening regular translational research showcases, TRIP started a website and invited faculty members to post descriptions of their translational research projects. In the process, these TRIP scholars provided a public-facing, web-based inventory of scholarship relevant to the community. ScholarWorks, an open access, web-based repository for posting faculty and student articles, theses, proceedings, posters and other creations, was launched in 2004 by the Dean of the University Library. As an open access repository, ScholarWorks gave the campus the ability to share research with a broad community of students, educators, health care workers, policy makers, citizens, and readers without worrying about subscription paywalls or limited access to printed materials. Recently, it became clear to both TRIP and to ScholarWorks that these efforts were complimentary and could be aligned in ways that would increase participation in both programs. In addition, by freely sharing access to the scholarly publications resulting from community-based and translational research projects, the TRIP-ScholarWorks partnership helps to complete the circle of benefits to community, student and research stakeholders. Similar partnerships could be pursued on many campuses. ItemA Conjecture on the Nature of Digital Information(2014-04-23) Lewis, David W.In this paper I will suggest a conjecture on the nature of digital information. One: When information is digital it is non-rival and can be reproduced and distributed at close to zero marginal cost. Two: When information is non-rival and can be reproduced and distributed at close to zero marginal cost people will want it to be open. Three: When information is open it encourages social production. ItemConservation Biology as an Example of the Dilemmas Facing Scholarly Society Publishing(2018-12) Lewis, David W.This paper looks and the journal Conservation Biology published by the Society of Conservation Biology. It considers the dilemmas that the society must confront as it confronts Plan S and the potential requirement that the journal change its economic model from hybrid to fully open access. The dilemmas are: 1. ethical; 2. concerning the value the society offers its members, and 3. financial. ItemContributing Open Citations to Wikipedia: An OA Week OAbot Edit-A-Thon(InULA, 2017-11-29) Lemus-Rojas, Mairelys; Odell, Jere D.; University Library