Role of the Librarian in an Open Access world

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Peter Suber

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Apr 20, 2012, 9:36:05 AM4/20/12
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[Forwarding from TBI Communications, via LibLicense.  --Peter Suber.]


From: Jennie Johnson <jennie....@tbicommunications.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:23:58 +0100

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Dear all,

TBI are conducting an online survey on behalf of InTech - an Open
Access publisher - to gather information on the current and potential
future impact of Open Access on the role of the librarian and the
services you provide.

Help us evaluate and share how the library community is responding to
this evolving business model by completing a short online
questionnaire at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/librarian_OA_survey.
The anonymous results will be made freely available, to help inform
the ongoing development of library services.

We would also like to hear from any individuals who can spare 20
minutes for a brief telephone interview, to share the early results of
this survey and explore some of the issues in more detail. If you
would like to contribute your views, please contact:
jennie....@tbicommunications.com

All best wishes,

Jennie Johnson, TBI Communications
Tel: +44 1865 875896

Peter Suber

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Apr 20, 2012, 10:41:27 AM4/20/12
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Jeffrey:  Yes.  It presuppose that all OA is gold OA, and that all OA journals charge author-side publication fees (when only 30% do so).

I'm not a librarian, and therefore didn't open or take the survey. But if I had opened it, I would not have forwarded it.

     Peter




On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Beall, Jeffrey <Jeffre...@ucdenver.edu> wrote:

I have a quibble with one of the statements on the first page of this survey. It says,

 

At InTech we believe that open access publishing is an important initiative helping the work of researchers reach the widest possible audience. Open access (OA) is a new model that means authors pay a fee that covers the costs of reviewing and publishing their work, which is then free to access online for anyone around the world.

 

This self-serving definition of open access is incomplete and misleading. The definition given in the survey really only applies to gold open access. There are additional types of open access, such as green and platinum, that don't fit this definition.

 

--Jeffrey Beall

 

 

Jeffrey Beall, Metadata Librarian / Assistant Professor
Auraria Library
University of Colorado Denver
1100 Lawrence St.
Denver, Colo.  80204 USA
(303) 556-5936

jeffre...@ucdenver.edu

 

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Beall, Jeffrey

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Apr 20, 2012, 10:28:30 AM4/20/12
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I have a quibble with one of the statements on the first page of this survey. It says,

 

At InTech we believe that open access publishing is an important initiative helping the work of researchers reach the widest possible audience. Open access (OA) is a new model that means authors pay a fee that covers the costs of reviewing and publishing their work, which is then free to access online for anyone around the world.

 

This self-serving definition of open access is incomplete and misleading. The definition given in the survey really only applies to gold open access. There are additional types of open access, such as green and platinum, that don't fit this definition.

 

--Jeffrey Beall

 

 

Jeffrey Beall, Metadata Librarian / Assistant Professor
Auraria Library
University of Colorado Denver
1100 Lawrence St.
Denver, Colo.  80204 USA
(303) 556-5936

jeffre...@ucdenver.edu

 

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From: Peter Suber [mailto:peter...@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 7:36 AM
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Subject: [sparc-oaforum] Role of the Librarian in an Open Access world

 

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Guédon Jean-Claude

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Apr 20, 2012, 12:07:24 PM4/20/12
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I have another quibble which is that the author-pay model is only a subset of the gold open access journals. The majority of OA journals do not require fees from authors because they are subsidized in one way or another.

Jean-Claude Guédon


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I have a quibble with one of the statements on the first page of this survey. It says,

At InTech we believe that open access publishing is an important initiative helping the work of researchers reach the widest possible audience. Open access (OA) is a new model that means authors pay a fee that covers the costs of reviewing and publishing their work, which is then free to access online for anyone around the world.

This self-serving definition of open access is incomplete and misleading. The definition given in the survey really only applies to gold open access. There are additional types of open access, such as green and platinum, that don't fit this definition.

--Jeffrey Beall


Jeffrey Beall, Metadata Librarian / Assistant Professor
Auraria Library
University of Colorado Denver
1100 Lawrence St.
Denver, Colo. 80204 USA
(303) 556-5936
jeffre...@ucdenver.edu

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From: Peter Suber [mailto:peter...@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 7:36 AM
To: SOAF post; BOAI Forum post
Subject: [sparc-oaforum] Role of the Librarian in an Open Access world

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From: Jennie Johnson <jennie....@tbicommunications.com<mailto:jennie....@tbicommunications.com>>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:23:58 +0100

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Dear all,

TBI are conducting an online survey on behalf of InTech - an Open
Access publisher - to gather information on the current and potential
future impact of Open Access on the role of the librarian and the
services you provide.

Help us evaluate and share how the library community is responding to
this evolving business model by completing a short online
questionnaire at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/librarian_OA_survey.
The anonymous results will be made freely available, to help inform
the ongoing development of library services.

We would also like to hear from any individuals who can spare 20
minutes for a brief telephone interview, to share the early results of
this survey and explore some of the issues in more detail. If you
would like to contribute your views, please contact:

jennie....@tbicommunications.com<mailto:jennie....@tbicommunications.com>

All best wishes,

Jennie Johnson, TBI Communications
Tel: +44 1865 875896<tel:%2B44%201865%20875896>

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Stevan Harnad

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Apr 20, 2012, 2:31:04 PM4/20/12
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"There is no "Platinum" Road to OA"
http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/6442.html

(And the "survey" is pretty amateurish and slanted.)

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