ponedeljek, junij 25, 2012

Izdajati lastno znanstveno revijo

Morda bo komu všeč tale pobuda. Scholastica je iniciativa podiplomskih študentov na Univerzi Chicago. Ponujajo nizkocenovno spletno platformo za izdajanje obstoječih ali načrtovanih novih znanstvenih revij. Platforma omogoča oblikovanje, organiziranje in izdajanje revij v odprtodostopnem načinu in s kolegialno presojo (peer review). V podporu urednikom in avtorjem je na voljo pogovorni forum (The Converation) in namenski Blog.

nedelja, junij 24, 2012

Proverbiarium 267

Sublata causa tollitur effectus.
Odstranjen vzrok umakne (tudi) posledico.

Sub omni lapide scorpius dormit.
Pod vsakim kamnom spi škorpijon.

Sub sole nil perfectum.
Pod soncem ni nič popolnega.

torek, junij 19, 2012

Novosti v odprtem dostopu

Nadaljujem s (predpočitniško) izdajo novic o odprtem dostopu, ki jih skrbno pripravlja kolegica dr. Kotarjeva iz Univerzitetne službe za knjižnično dejavnost UL:

· Slovenija
· Vzpostavljanje okolja odprtega dostopa v Argentini
· Vzpostavljanje okolja odprtega dostopa v Veliki Britaniji
· Deklaracije, politike, analize stanja, projekti
· Stališča in problematika znanstvenih založnikov
· Odprte revije
· Avtorskopravni vidiki
· Zasledovanje odmevnosti objav in vrednotenje znanosti
· Repozitoriji
· Odprti podatki raziskav
· Prosto in odprto dostopna učna ter študijska gradiva


Universities in Kenya, Slovenia and Ukraine adopt OA policies

Vzpostavljanje okolja odprtega dostopa v Argentini

Sistema Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación. Desarrollo de repositorios digitales institucionales de acceso abierto, propios o compartidos

Se democratiza el acceso a la información científica de todo el país

Argentine legislators approve open-access law

Argentina takes steps towards open access law

Vzpostavljanje okolja odprtega dostopa v Veliki Britaniji

Public access to publicly-funded research (GOVOR BRITANSKEGA MINISTRA ZA UNIVERZE IN ZNANOST)

Open, free access to academic research? This will be a seismic shift

Willetts reveals Finch open-access proposals
Willetts revealed that the Finch Working Group had come up with two working proposals. Going forward, articles could either be published under a ‘green’ model, whereby publishers would be allowed to charge subscriptions but for a limited period, or under a ‘gold’ regime, where the funder would pay for the costs of publication as part of the research process.”

Setting prices for open access

Public sector saves £28 million through open access, but much greater rewards to come, says report

REF may push players towards open goal

Open Access may get another push from the Research Councils

Access to research publications – a reminder

Wiki founder to build open access site for UK research

Deklaracije, politike, analize stanja, projekti

Digital Transformations of Research

Scientific Utopia: I. Opening scientific communication

Open access

The great publishing swindle: the high price of academic knowledge

Neelie Kroes: Making Open Access a reality for Science

Horizon 2020: A €80 Billion Battlefield for Open Access

Muscle from Brussels as open access gets an €80bn boost
An official at the European Commission, which is drafting proposals for the Horizon 2020 programme, said that for researchers receiving funding from its programme between 2014 and 2020, open-access publishing ‘will be the norm’.

Questions on open access and open licensing in EU scientific research

New Global Research Council Takes Off
A new group of government research funders from around the world announced today that it will try to find common ground on two big issues in its inaugural year: defining research integrity and promoting open access to scientific information.

Global council aims to coordinate science

US petition could tip the scales in favour of open access publishing

The government spends billions on research. Should we have to pay $20,000 more to see the results? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/the-government-spends-billions-on-research-should-we-have-to-pay-20000-to-see-the-results/2012/05/17/gIQAQEIqWU_blog.html

Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security

Open and Shut?: Open Access Mandates: Ensuring Compliance

Austria innovativ: Freier Literaturzugang für alle
VÖBBLOG, (07 May 2012), Str. 18-20

Open Access India: Movement for Making Public Funded Research Open

Open Access research in Japanese institutional repositories exceeds 1 million full text items

Rethinking the Agenda for Development: Open Access Policies and Practice

UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Open Access Policy

UPEI Senate Approves Open Access Policy

Utah State University Adopts Open Access Policy:  Faculty Senate, Executive Committee and President Albrecht Endorse New Policy. The policy is at http://www.usu.edu/hr/files/uploads/535.pdf
and the procedures are at the University Libraries Open Access and the Digital Commons website (http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/oadc/1/).

Rutgers University Senate Open Access Initiative

Open Access Survey - The Summary : Survey of Academic Attitudes towards Open Access and Institutional Repositories

Open Access Publishing: What Authors Want

Open access publishing should not favour those with deep pockets

Opinion: Academia suppresses creativity

Academic Journals are too Expensive for Harvard, Elsevier is Mega Greedy, and Why this Stinks for Future Librarians

The debate around open-access publishing

Science Publishing and the Dual Use Dilemma

The rise of libre open access (SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #164, June 2, 2012)http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/06-02-12.htm

Green and Gold Open Access Percentages and Growth, by Discipline

Rethinking Metrics of International Growth and Impact of Open Access

SHERPA/ RoMEO in Hungarian language

Text mining: what do publishers have against this hight-tech tool

Workshop Costs and Benefits of Keeping Knowledge - Presentations

Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works

Research collaboration platform Mendeley expands with funding from Eurostar

PEER End of Project Conference: a few reflections

Report from the IFLA/EIFL/COAR/SPARC World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2012 Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland

The Fifth Belgrade International Open Access Conference

CRIS2012 Conference in Prague: Consolidating CRIS Infrastructure in Europe and the way beyond http://grandirblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/cris2012-conference-in-prague.html

On June 1st, the Repositories Support Project organized a free event on “Scholarly Communications: New Developments in Open Access”. The powerpoint presentations, the images and the videos are now at

International collaboration to help transform way libraries manage their resources

Knowledge Exchange works on extending membership with CSC http://www.knowledge-exchange.info/Files/Filer/downloads/Newsletters/PRESS%20RELEASE%20Knowledge%20Exchange%20&%20CSC%20MoU%2015%20June%202012.pdf

MIT Names Its Provost, Who Led Online-Education Efforts, as New President - Leadership & Governance - cronicle.com

Diamond Sutra -- Ancient Buddhist Sanskrit Is Oldest Printed Open Access Text

Kultivating Kultur: Increasing Arts Research Deposit

Stališča in problematika znanstvenih založnikov

Open access will bankrupt us, publishers’ report claims, http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=420189

The potential effect of making journals free after a six month embargo, http://www.publishingresearch.net/documents/ALPSPPApotentialresultsofsixmonthembargofv.pdf

Attacking publishers will not make open access more sustainable, http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/may/25/attacking-publishers-open-access-sustainable?newsfeed=true

The Publishers Association is hallucinating, http://svpow.com/2012/05/25/the-publishers-association-is-hallucinating/

“Public Access” to Scientific Literature?
As a scientist, I appreciate the potential of public access, even if it is delayed, to the research funded by the government. However, as a publisher, I am strongly opposed to the government mandating access without my consent or input. Government support of a scientist's research does not mean that the public has a right to the product created by the publisher. http://www.fasebj.org/content/26/5/1767.long

Publishers Support Sustainable Open Access

Open access – pass the buck, http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6074/1279.full

The cost of open access, http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6086/1231.1.full.pdf

RUK: The Maturing Threat of Open Access

20 years of cowardice: the pathetic response of American universities to the crisis in scholarly publishing

New Open Access Working Group Formed: Formulating Response to Elsevier's Policy Change

Gowers's Weblog: Elsevier’s recent update to its letter to the mathematical community

I can no longer work for a system that puts profit over access to research

My submission for the SSP annual meeting’s panel discussion
What makes publishers think they have a say in what contract funders and researchers make between themselves? If publishers are to have a say on how grant money is spent, shouldn’t laboratory equipment manufacturers have a say, too?http://svpow.com/2012/05/30/my-submission-for-the-ssp-annual-meetings-panel-discussion/

Springer has work to do to keep its open-access leadership

Odprte revije


The Open Access Price Wars Have Begun, http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2012/05/08/the-open-access-price-wars-have-begun/

Versita launches largest ever Open Access journal program

Journal of Public Interest IP

Open Medicine at five years

India's Efforts in Open Access Publishing

Promoting open access (OA) scientific publication practices to health sciences librarians

Developing quality test for new open access journals

Avtorskopravni vidiki

Point & Counterpoint: Is CC BY the Best Open Access License?http://jlsc-pub.org/jlsc/vol1/iss1/5/

Wait for it … Commons, Copyright and the Private (Re)Ordering of Scientific Publishing

Zasledovanje odmevnosti objav in vrednotenje znanosti

The solution to the ‘serials crisis’ on campus
While it is tempting to focus on the predatory pricing strategy of publishers, it is the persistent unwillingness of universities to address the fundamental misalignment between the interests of their faculty and their libraries that has allowed the situation to fester. Had the leaders of major research universities attacked this issue head on at any point since the deep economic flaws in system became apparent in the 1990s, we would not be facing this problem today. The solution is obvious: universities must stop outsourcing vital functions to publishers. They need to shift the currency of academic success from the title of the journal in which a scholar’s works are published to the inherent quality of their research. And they need to immediately stop spending money on journal subscriptions, investing instead in the new forms of scholarly communication appropriate for the Internet age.

Does open access publishing increase citation or download rates? http://www.researchtrends.com/issue28-may-2012/does-open-access-publishing-increase-citation-or-download-rates/

The weakening relationship between the Impact Factor and papers' citations in the digital age
Should this pattern continue, it might bring an end to the use of the Impact Factor as a way to evaluate the quality of journals, papers and researchers.”

Accesses versus citations: Why you need to measure both to assess publication impact

Assessing research impact at the article level

The Accessibility Quotient: A New Measure of Open Access

Two Architects of Library Discovery Tools Launch an Altmetrics Venture

York librarian validates social media metrics for research impact evaluation

Push to quantify social impact of science goes global


Kindura: Repository services for researchers based on hybrid clouds

UK RepositoryNet+ – a new infrastructure for UK Repositories

How to make your journal OpenAIRE compliant
You can see the session recording at http://www.instantpresenter.com/eifl/E957D888814C

You can find the slides to download at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10000257/OpenAIRE_JournalCompliance_FINAL.pdf

Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories

Where does it go from here? The place of software in digital repositories

Search/Find Open Access Scholarly Articles, Reports Using New iOS Apps from CORE Project | LJ INFOdocket

Establishment of Institutional Mechanism for Building National Repository in Health Sciences

Université de Liège - L'expérience de l'ULg en Open Access s'exporte

Université du Luxembourg - University of Luxembourg participates in the Open Access initiative

A University Library Creates A Digital Repository for Documenting and Disseminating Community Engagement http://openjournals.libs.uga.edu/index.php/jheoe/article/view/791

Odprti podatki raziskav

Open Access and Data Management - A winning combination

The conundrum of sharing research data

What can research data repositories learn from open access? Part1

What can research data repositories learn from open access? Part2

Implementing DOIs for Research Data

Adventures in Data Citation: sorghum as a standard for data release http://blogs.openaccesscentral.com/blogs/gigablog/entry/adventures_in_data_citation_sorghum

Data Citation and Publication by NERC’s Environmental Data Centres

Kick-starting the School of Data!http://blog.okfn.org/2012/05/21/kick-starting-the-school-of-data/

Navigating the uncertain waters of data archiving and curation

Prosto in odprto dostopna učna ter študijska gradiva



Delivering Open Educational Resources for Engineering Design

Increasing Access to Knowledge Through Digital Textbooks http://digitalunion.osu.edu/2012/05/07/increasing-access-to-knowledge-through-digital-textbooks/

ponedeljek, junij 18, 2012

Nasprotniki odprtega dostopa angažirajo tudi javne medije

Kot lahko beremo v britanskem časniku Mail, ko povzema stališče večjega britanskega založnika: “… naj bi vladni ukrep s katerim bi Googlu in drugim ponudnikom bil dovoljen odprti dostop do najboljših akademskih in znanstvenih virov, ogrozil do milijarde funtov prihodkov in tisoče delovnih mest…”
V prispevku je skozi celoten tekst mogoče razbrati pomisleke in svarila, kot npr., da bo tako sproščeno znanje predvsem izkoristila Kitajska in druge dežele Daljnega vzhoda in da bodo velike britanske korporacije z močnim raziskovalnim potencialom kot npr. GlaxoSmithKline preselile raziskovalne kapacitete v druge dežele, kjer bodo znanje lahko zaščitile pred odprtim dostopom.

PS: K sreči so se tudi že oglasili zagovorniki odprtega dostopa (>tukaj  in >tukaj)

nedelja, junij 17, 2012

Proverbiarium 266

Ab equis ad asinos.
iz konjev na osle. (Smisel: Zdrs na slabše.)

Ab hoc et ab hac et ab illa.
O tem, o onem in o vsem. (Smisel: Vse pomešano.)

Ab homine homini cotidianum periculum.
Človeku vsak dan (grozi) nevarnost od človeka.  

nedelja, junij 10, 2012

Proverbiarium 265

Omnis ars imitatio est naturae.
Vsaka umetnost je posnemanje narave.

Omnis festinatio tarda est.
Vsako hitenje je počasno.

Omnia rerum principia parva sunt.
Začetki vsake stvari so majhni.

sobota, junij 02, 2012

Ponovimo terminologijo odprtega dostopa

V junijski številki svojih SPARC novičk nas prof. Peter Suber v prispevku The rise of libre open access  najprej opozori na živahno dogajanje v gibanju odprtega dostopa (OD), ki smo mu letos priča v svetu, nato pa s sprehodom skozi različne oblike odprtodostopne znanstvene publicistike ponovi nekaj ključnih terminoloških pojmov vezanih nanjo. Pri pojmu odprtega dostopa (angl. “open access”) Suber slej ko prej ostaja zvest definicijam BBB  in nato opiše zeleno in zlato obliko OD, ki jima nato doda še atribute za kategoriji “brezplačnega” (“gratis”) in “prostega” (“libre”) OD.  Zeleni OD zagotavljajo članki ponujeni v repozitorijih, ne glede na to ali so vrstniško ocenjevani, ali so dostopni brezplačno ali odprto, kako so financirani, pod kakšno dobo zapore so, ipd.  Zlati OD ponujajo revije ne glede na poslovni model, ki je v ozadju. Oznaki zelenega in zlatega OD sta torej opredeljeni z nosilstvom informacije (medija) in nimata nič z dodanima oznakama “brezplačno”/”prosto”, kjer prva (“brezplačno”) pomeni, da bralec delo lahko prebira brezplačno, a ga pri drugih uporabah omejujejo avtorske pravice, druga (“prosto”) pa da ob pravici do brezplačnega branja lahko ima delo tudi sproščene nekatere avtorske pravice. Da npr. bralec lahko delo bere in tudi drugače uporablja, vendar mora za druge uporabe citirati avtorja (CC-BY), ali pa da lahko delo uporablja brez vseh omejitev (CC-O). Povzemimo: pri OD govorimo torej o štirih kategorijah: “brezplačen zeleni OD”, “brezplačen zlati OD”, “prost zeleni OD” in “prost zlati OD”.

Ali bo OD obligaten v EU

Evropska skupnost pripravlja nov raziskovalni program Horizon 2020, ki naj bi pričel leta 2014 in del razprav je posvečen tudi možnosti, da postane odprti dostop do raziskovalnih objav obveza za raziskovalce v tem programu. Po trenutnem predlogu naj bi objave bile prostodostopne v šestih mesecih oz. v letu dni po objavi.

Proverbiarium 264

Metuo, ne frustra laborem suscipias.
Bojim se, da se (tega) dela zaman lotevaš.

Mica salis tibi non inest.
V tebi ni niti zrna soli.

Mihi neque res neque spes bona ulla.
Nimam ne dobre stvari ne dobrega upanja.