E-books in Scotland

E-books in Scotland

Open Access: Developing a National Information Strategy in Scotland Professor Derek Law Information Resources Directorate University of Strathclyde The Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 After the death of William Wallace but before the death of Mel Gibson The Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 For so long as one hundred of us remain alive,

we will yield in no least way to English Dominion. It is not for glory nor riches, nor honours that we fight, but only and alone we fight for freedom, which no good man surrenders save with his life." [Scottish] Government Agendas Knowledge economy Economic development e-government Lifelong learning

Smart Successful Scotland Social inclusion and Universal access Falling population Digital Scotland as a delivery vehicle Seamless access to information Research Funding in Scotland Source: Universities Scotland wins 12% of the total UK funding council resources for

research wins 12% of the research councils' resources for research wins 13% of government research departments' resources for research wins 12% of the EU research resources spent in the UK. has 16% of all UK departments rated in the top three RAE categories

has 12.5% of all 5 and 5** - rated departments in the UK has 12.1% of UK research active staff submitted to the 2001 RAE Open Access Why government is interested Widening Access to publicly funded research Economic Opportunity Scottish Enterprise, SMEs,

Former students Best Value modernising, 21stC, efficient government Help secure future of Scottish Higher Education Inclusive Quality kite mark for Scottish Research Community Scotland the Brand leaders in the global knowledge economy We have no Department of Terminal Inactivity

Open Access Why government is interested To ensure that information seekers can easily access Scottish Research Potential impact of Freedom of Information legislation Not just science but health, Enterprise, culture, government, environment Institutional Repositories, with the right metadata, will create a quality resource to market Scottish Research

Institutional repository Why Institutions are interested Repurposing of information RAE Annual Staff Review Scottish Research Directory Influencing league tables Citation based

Linkage to other research data Applications Internal peer review Interdisciplinary boundary blurring e.g. knowledge management Covers ALL Research outputs Open Access the origins Scottish Consortium of University Research Libraries (SCURL) has existed for a decade Minister for Science appointed 2002

Strategy developed 20% increase in science funding Scottish Science Information Strategy Working Group 3 sub groups

National Licensing Science Portal Open Access Information Scotland Event, November 2003 The Timetable SLIC (Scottish Library and Information Council) becomes involved Development of the Scottish Open Access Declaration

SLIC Convener gets a post in Cabinet 11th October 2004 Open Access Event The Declaration is adopted at the Royal Society of Edinburgh The declaration The timely, universal and organised dissemination of advances in scientific and public policy research is fundamental to the proper operation of a modern society, in terms of community awareness and empowerment, economic advance, and optimal functioning of

health, education and other vital services. For Scotland, this means not only gaining access to the fruits of research from throughout the world but also exposing the endeavours of our researchers as widely as possible to the world at large. http://scurl.ac.uk/WG/OATS/OAprojects.htm Issues raised by Speakers Copyright and IPR Turning point for research publishing Researchers V Publishers rights

Is all use fair use? Information overload Who should pay? Open Access The Story since 11th October 2004 Almost all HE Institutions have signed up. SLIC has declared that this is an intrinsic element of its own Innovation and Development programme. [Scottish] Funding Councils are supportive of

this approach. Bids for national structures encouraged and in preparation A national programme of work under way DAEDALUS - http://www.lib.gla.ac.uk/daedalus/ Electronic Theses - http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/library/e-theses.htm HaIRST - http://hairst.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/ Theses Alive! - http://www.thesesalive.ac.uk/ OAISIS (The OAI Scotland Information Service) http://hairst.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/oaisis/

Open Access Next steps Establish institutional or shared repositories, which meet interoperable metadata standards, to ensure effective and efficient retrieval of information Continue to lobby Scottish Executive to offer its support and ensure that publicly funded research has to be published for the wider public good. Using the RAE as a tool for mandating deposit Cracking the Da Vinci Code Declaration of Arbroath

signed in 1320 at Arbroath Abbey The most famous remaining part of the ruin is the destroyed rose window It is called the round O Cracking the Code The Round O Open Access

The version of the Declaration of Independence we have is a pre-print From Mel Gibson to Stevan Harnad, what we really wanted to say What we really wanted to say.. For so long as one hundred of

us are left alive, we will yield in no least way to Elsevier dominion. It is not for glory nor riches, nor honours that we fight, but only and alone we fight for freedom to deposit, which no good researcher surrenders save with his life."

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