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Paul Royster

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Presentation for Academic Activities Brown Bag Series, Love Library, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 15, 2016


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Presentation discusses the origins and progress of the Open Access "movement" from Budapest 2002 to the present: its advocates and critics, its tools and methods, its goals and heroes, its dramas and possible futures.

Contents: Project Gutenberg 1971 ● GNU Project (1983) ● (1991) ● Public Knowledge Project (1998): John Willinsky, Simon Fraser University (partners Stanford University & University of British Columbia) ● BMC Biomed Central (2000), Jan Velterop. ● PLOS (Public Library of Science) 2001; PLoSOne 2003; Michael Eisen, UCalBerkeley ● APC: Article Processing Charges ● Hybrid journals ● Creative Commons 2001; Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School, et al. ● Open Society Foundations (nee Institute); George Soros ● Budapest Open Access Initiative, February 2002 ● BOAI definition of open access ● Gold OA ● Green OA ● Platinum OA ● JISC: Joint Information Systems Committee (est. 1993) ● SHERPA/RoMEO, University of Nottingham ● SPARC: Scholarly Publishing and Resource Coalition ● NIH PubMed Central ● DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals (2003) ● OASPA: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association ● COAR: Confederation of Open Access Repositories ● Open Access Policies (Mandates); “Harvard model” ● Harvard OSC, Stuart Schieber, Computer Science, Harvard University ● Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) ● Nebraska will not be joining ... UN Board of Regents IP Policy ● Peter Suber, Earlham College & Harvard University ● Steven Harnad, Université du Québec à Montréal & University of Southampton (UK) ● Jeffrey Beall, University of Colorado, Denver ● Aaron Swarz (1986--2013) ● Erin McKiernan, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México ● Richard Poynder ● Sci-Hub, Alexandria Elbakyan, 2011 ● #icanhazpdf ● Visions of the future: “Flipping” the system from “Back End Paid Access” to “Front End Paid Access” ● National & institutional “deals” ● Deal Breakers ● Craft publishing models ● Current penetration of OA ~ 50%

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