[Irtalk] Fwd: [GOAL] JISC schema for OA policies

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 16:46:51 SAST 2014


*Hilton Gibson*
Ubuntu Linux Systems Administrator
JS Gericke Library
Room 1025C
Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X5036
South Africa

Tel: +27 21 808 4100 | Cell: +27 84 646 4758

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum at gmail.com>
Date: 1 December 2014 at 20:28
Subject: [GOAL] JISC schema for OA policies
To: "Global Open Access List (Successor of AmSci)" <goal at eprints.org>
Cc: jisc-repositories <JISC-REPOSITORIES at jiscmail.ac.uk>

Jisc Scholarly Communications

A schema for OA policies


By Neil Jacobs
<http://scholarlycommunications.jiscinvolve.org/wp/author/neilj/> December
1, 2014

There are now many OA policies, from research funders and universities,
listed in Sherpa/Juliet <http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/> and ROARMAP
<http://roarmap.eprints.org/>. This can lead to some confusion, especially
for an author who is subject to more than one, neatly illustrated in a
slide used by John Norman of Cambridge at an ALPSP seminar
<http://www.alpsp.org/Ebusiness/ProductCatalog/1405MRO.aspx?ID=395> earlier
this year (available here
PDF, slide 8). While potential alignment of policies is an ambition of the
EC PASTEUR4OA project <http://www.pasteur4oa.eu/>, and there are specific
calls for some alignment between RCUK and REF OA policies in the UK, a
first step might be simply to have policies expressed in a relatively
consistent way.

It turns out that this is not as straightforward as it might sound. A group
of us, including Alma Swan, Stevan Harnad, Bill Hubbard, Mafalda Picarra
and myself, have been working on a draft schema for a while now. It remains
a draft, and we are very interested in feedback on it. Proposed schema for
OA policies 20141117
[MS Word]. There is a balance to be struck, between precise description,
complexity of expression, and difficulty in actually using the schema.
While the draft is quite long, we think that – on the basis of an analysis
of a range of real OA policies – it needs to be long, to avoid too much
ambiguity. And, of course, the schema would only need to be filled out when
a policy were issued or revised, which we hope would not be too often.

Anyway, we are now asking for feedback, both via comments on this blog
post, and more directly in some cases. We hope, at the very least, that the
schema will provide a framework for a systematic and informed debate on
where and why policies differ.

GOAL mailing list
GOAL at eprints.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.lib.sun.ac.za/pipermail/irtalk/attachments/20141217/3d0fb9f4/attachment.html>

More information about the IRTalk mailing list