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[BOAI] ScieCom info Christmas issue

From: Peter Suber <peter.suber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 08:46:55 -0500


Threading: [BOAI] ScieCom info Christmas issue from Ingegerd.Rabow AT lub.lu.se
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[Forwarding from Ingegerd Rabow.  --Peter Suber.]


Dear Readers,

Welcome to the Christmas issue of ScieCom info. Nordic-Baltic Forum for
Scientific Communication, http://www.sciecom.org/sciecominfo

We start with the evaluation of our financial supporter
Nordbib<http://www.nordbib.net/Frontpage.aspx>.
Nordbib is a four year funding programme for R&D within the area of Open
Access to scholarly information in the Nordic countries. As the four-year
period was coming to an end, an official evaluation was commissioned. Here
the evaluators Jon Duke and Andy Jordan summarize their evaluation
report:=94 Nordbib
=96 a success story<http://nile.lub.lu.se/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article=
/viewFile/1808/1415>.=94
Now we are waiting to see if the =93success story=94 will result in a Nordb=
ib.2.

The hot topic of OA business models is discussed in three articles.

Mikkel Christoffersen, project manager of Nordbib, presents =93The Danish
experience of the Houghton studies: costs and benefits of alternative
publishing models<http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/=
viewFile/1809/1404>=94
and highlights the startling results of the studies as well as the basic
method and assumptions made to achieve them and the potential implications
for Denmark.

In his provocative piece =93 =94Free=94 Open Choice =96 beware of Greeks be=
aring
gifts<http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/181=
0/1405>=94
the economist Jan Erik Frantsv=E5g, University of Troms=F8,  raises importa=
nt
questions regarding the economic consequences of hybrid journal solutions
Frantsv=E5g points at two major problems one has to be aware of if pursuing
this kind of strategy. Reflect on his conclusions and feel free to comment.

J=F6rgen Eriksson follows up on a previous article announcing the
establishment of a central fund for OA publication fees at Lund University.
The fund is managed by the Libraries Head Office. In his article =93Lund
University supports publishing in OA journals: an
examination<http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFi=
le/1811/1416>=94
Eriksson analyzes the usage of the fund from January to late September 2009=
.
He shows the actual costs for the university with the current model, and
draws conclusions for the near future.

A new important Nordic institutional mandate - The Copenhagen Business
School (CBS) Open Access Mandate - was adopted in June 2009, and covers
publication of peer-reviewed journal articles and contributions to
conference proceedings. Leif Hansen, senior adviser at the CBS, presents
background, decision process, and experiences of the implementation.  =93Gr=
eater
access to scholarly publications from Copenhagen Business School- The CBS
Open-Access Policy =96
2009<http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/1812=
/1420>
=94.

With more and more mandates in place, it becomes increasingly important to
inform researchers about the implications of OA. Peter Linde, Aina Svensson=
,
and Helena Stjernberg have taken active parts in a series of meetings with
researchers at Swedish HE-institutions. They present their experiences from
these meetings, discuss the changed roles of research libraries, and give u=
s
good practical advice. =94Open Access at Swedish Universities and Universit=
y
Colleges: From Headwind to
Tailwind?<http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile=
/1813/1419>
=94

In 2008, Finland=92s universities of applied science created a digital
repository for theses and research publications. The Theseus project was
founded by Finland=92s Ministry of Education and the country=92s 26 univers=
ities
of applied sciences. It had two parts: an open access web journal and a
repository for publications. In their article =93Theseus.fi: Open Access
Publishing in the Finnish Universities of Applied
Sciences<http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/=
1814/1409>=94
Herkko Hietanen and Anna-Kaisa Sj=F6lund describe the project, legal issues=
,
and the challenges involved in its implementation.

Finally, we are happy to present two comprehensive conference reports:

Insights into the current situation for Open Access in the Baltic countries
and the Ukraine are given by Iryna Kuchma, eIFL Open Access program manager=
,
in her report on a seminar held at the University of Latvia in October 2009=
.
It was attended by a mixture of researchers, research managers,
policy-makers, journal editors, publishers, librarians, and ICT specialists=
.
=93At the event.  Open Access: Maximising Research Quality and Impact
seminar.<http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/=
1815/1410>=94
.

Kristoffer Holmqvist reports from the NOAP conference =93Nordic Scientific =
and
Scholarly journal publishing =96 interesting times
(NSSJP)<http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/1=
817/1418>=94,
held in Uppsala 25 November.  NOAP is funded by Nordbib to aid scientific
journals towards OA publishing. Representatives from various Nordic
countries and with different professional backgrounds were invited.
Perspectives discussed included Business Models, Journal Support Tools, and
Copyright Issues as well as new publishing concepts.

As always, your comments and ideas are very welcome

Ingegerd Rabow

Editor-in-chief

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<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">Dear 
Readers,</font></span></=
p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">Welcome 
to the Christmas issu=
e of ScieCom
info. Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication, </font><a 
href=3D"h=
ttp://www.sciecom.org/sciecominfo" target=3D"_blank"><font 
class=3D"Apple-s=
tyle-span" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">http://www.sciecom.o=
rg/sciecominfo</font></a><font 
class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"&#39;treb=
uchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">=A0=A0</font></span></p>


<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">We 
start with the evaluation =
of our
financial supporter </font><a 
href=3D"http://www.nordbib.net/Frontpage.aspx=
" target=3D"_blank"><font 
class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet=
 ms&#39;, sans-serif">Nordbib</font></a><font 
class=3D"Apple-style-span" fa=
ce=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">.
Nordbib is a four year funding programme for R&amp;D within the area of 
Ope=
n
Access to scholarly information in the Nordic countries. As the four-year
period was coming to an end, an official evaluation was commissioned. Here =
the
evaluators Jon Duke and Andy Jordan summarize their evaluation report:=94 <=
/font><a 
href=3D"http://nile.lub.lu.se/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/vi=
ewFile/1808/1415" target=3D"_blank"><font 
class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=
=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">Nordbib
=96 a success story</font></a><font 
class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"&#39=
;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">.=94 Now we are waiting to see if 
the
=93success story=94 will result in a 
Nordbib.2.</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">The hot 
topic of OA business =
models is
discussed in three articles.</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">Mikkel 
Christoffersen, projec=
t manager of
Nordbib, presents =93</font><span 
style=3D"color:#1F497D"><a href=3D"http:/=
/www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/1809/1404" 
targ=
et=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" 
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#3=
9;, sans-serif">The
Danish experience of the Houghton studies: costs and benefits of alternativ=
e
publishing models</font></a></span><font 
class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D=
"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">=94 and highlights 
the startling resul=
ts of the
studies as well as the basic method and assumptions made to achieve them an=
d
the potential implications for Denmark.</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">In his 
provocative piece =93 =
</font><span style=3D"color:#1F497D"><a 
href=3D"http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/=
index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/1810/1405" 
target=3D"_blank"><font c=
lass=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;, sans-serif">=94Fr=
ee=94
Open Choice =96 beware of Greeks bearing 
gifts</font></a></span><font class=
=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">=94 the
economist Jan Erik Frantsv=E5g, University of Troms=F8,=A0 raises important
questions regarding the economic consequences of hybrid journal solutions
Frantsv=E5g points at two major problems one has to be aware of if pursuing=
 this
kind of strategy. Reflect on his conclusions and feel free to comment.</fon=
t></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">J=F6rgen Eriksson follows up =
on a previous
article announcing the establishment of a central fund for OA publication f=
ees
at Lund University. The fund is managed by the Libraries Head Office. In hi=
s
article =93</font><span style=3D"color:#1F497D"><a 
href=3D"http://www.sciec=
om.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/1811/1416" 
target=3D"_bla=
nk"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" 
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-s=
erif">Lund
University supports publishing in OA journals: an 
examination</font></a></s=
pan><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" 
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-s=
erif">=94
Eriksson analyzes the usage of the fund from January to late September 2009=
. He
shows the actual costs for the university with the current model, and draws
conclusions for the near future.</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">A new 
important Nordic instit=
utional
mandate - The Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Open Access Mandate - was
adopted in June 2009, and covers publication of peer-reviewed journal artic=
les
and contributions to conference proceedings. Leif Hansen, senior adviser at=
 the
CBS, presents background, decision process, and experiences of the
implementation.=A0 =93</font><span 
style=3D"color:#1F497D"><a href=3D"http:=
//www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/1812/1420" 
tar=
get=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" 
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#=
39;, sans-serif">Greater
access to scholarly publications from Copenhagen Business School- The CBS
Open-Access Policy =96 2009</font></a></span><font 
class=3D"Apple-style-spa=
n" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">=94.</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">With 
more and more mandates i=
n place, it becomes
increasingly important to inform researchers about the implications of OA.
Peter Linde, Aina Svensson, and Helena Stjernberg have taken active parts i=
n a
series of meetings with researchers at Swedish HE-institutions. They presen=
t
their experiences from these meetings, discuss the changed roles of researc=
h
libraries, and give us good practical advice. =94</font><span 
style=3D"colo=
r:#1F497D"><a 
href=3D"http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/arti=
cle/viewFile/1813/1419" target=3D"_blank"><font 
class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">Open
Access at Swedish Universities and University Colleges: From Headwind to
Tailwind?</font></a></span><font 
class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"&#39;tr=
ebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">=94</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">In 
2008, Finland=92s universi=
ties of
applied science created a digital repository for theses and research
publications. The Theseus project was founded by Finland=92s Ministry of
Education and the country=92s 26 universities of applied sciences. It had
two parts: an open access web journal and a repository for publications. In
their article =93</font><span 
style=3D"color:#1F497D"><a href=3D"http://www=
.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/1814/1409" target=
=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" 
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;=
, sans-serif">Theseus.fi:
Open Access Publishing in the Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences</fon=
t></a></span><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" 
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39=
;, sans-serif">=94
Herkko Hietanen and Anna-Kaisa Sj=F6lund describe the project, legal issues=
, and
the challenges involved in its 
implementation.</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">Finally, we are happy to pres=
ent two
comprehensive conference reports:</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">Insights into the current sit=
uation for
Open Access in the Baltic countries and the Ukraine are given by Iryna Kuch=
ma,
eIFL Open Access program manager, in her report on a seminar held at the
University of Latvia in October 2009. It was attended by a mixture of
researchers, research managers, policy-makers, journal editors, publishers,
librarians, and ICT specialists. =93</font><span 
style=3D"color:#1F497D"><a=
 href=3D"http://www.sciecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/=
1815/1410" target=3D"_blank"><font 
class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"&#39;=
trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">At
the event.=A0 Open Access: Maximising Research Quality and Impact seminar.<=
/font></a></span><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" 
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms=
&#39;, sans-serif">=94
.</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">Kristoffer Holmqvist reports =
from the NOAP
conference =93</font><span style=3D"color:#1F497D"><a 
href=3D"http://www.sc=
iecom.org/ojs/index.php/sciecominfo/article/viewFile/1817/1418" 
target=3D"_=
blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" 
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, san=
s-serif">Nordic
Scientific and Scholarly journal publishing =96 interesting times (NSSJP)</=
font></a></span><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" 
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&=
#39;, sans-serif">=94,
held in Uppsala 25 November.=A0 NOAP is funded by Nordbib to aid scientific
journals towards OA publishing. Representatives from various Nordic countri=
es
and with different professional backgrounds were invited. Perspectives
discussed included Business Models, Journal Support Tools, and Copyright Is=
sues
as well as new publishing concepts.</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-serif">As 
always, your comments and =
ideas are very
welcome</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">Ingegerd Rabow</font></span><=
/p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">Editor-in-chief</font></span>=
</p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">=A0</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span style=3D"font-size: 8pt; 
color: rgb(38, 38, 38=
); "><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" 
face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, sans-=
serif">=A0</font></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span=
" face=3D"&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, 
sans-serif">=A0</font></span></p>

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