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[BOAI] OA policies and their "weight"
From: Remedios Melero <rmelero AT iata.csic.es>
Good mornig! In the last Open Repositories Conference which was held last week in Madrid (http://or2010.fecyt.es/publico/Home/index.aspx ) was presented in the poster session the project called MELIBEA. MELIBEA (http://www.accesoabierto.net/politicas/) is a directory and a validator of institutional open-access (OA) policies regarding scientific and academic work. As a directory, it describes the existing policies. As a validator, it subjects them to qualitative and quantitative analysis based on fulfilment of a set of indicators ( http://www.accesoabierto.net/politicas/politicas_estructura.php) that reflect the bases of an institutional policy. Based on the values assigned to a set of indicators, weighted according to their importance, the validator indicates a score and a percentage of fulfilment for each policy analyzed. The sum of weighted values of each indicator is converted to a percentage scale to give what we have called the "validated open-access percentage" (see how i t is calculated: http://www.accesoabierto.net/politicas/default.php?contenido=acerca ). The types of institution analyzed include universities, research centres, funding agencies and governmental organizations. MELIBEA has three main objectives: * 1. To establish indicators that reveal the strong and weak points of institutional OA polices. * 2. To propose a methodology to guide institutions when they are drawing up an institutional OA policy. * 3. To offer a tool for comparing the contents of policies between institutions. The aim is not to be a ranking, but to offer a tool where to aanlyse and visualize the weaknesses or strenghts of an institutional OA policy based on its wording. It seems something trivial but accomplishment of a policy is based on its terms. Please if you detect any mistake or you would like to make a comment, contact me. I will be pleased if you could check your policy, if any, to analyse our approach. Best wishes Reme R. Melero IATA, CSIC Avda Agustín Escardino 7, 46980 Paterna (Valencia), Spain TEl +34 96 390 00 22. Fax 96 363 63 01 E-mail rmelero AT iata.csic.es http://www.accesoabierto.net
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