Budapest Open Access Initiative      

Budapest Open Access Initiative: BOAI Forum Archive

[BOAI] [Forum Home] [index] [prev] [next] [options] [help]

boaiforum messages

[BOAI] OA policies and their "weight"

From: Remedios Melero <rmelero AT iata.csic.es>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 09:14:19 +0200


Threading:      • This Message
             [BOAI] Re: OA policies and their "weight" from sh94r AT ecs.soton.ac.uk
             [BOAI] Re: OA policies and their "weight" from rmelero AT iata.csic.es
             [BOAI] Re: OA policies and their "weight" from rmelero AT iata.csic.es
             [BOAI] Re: OA policies and their "weight" from harnad AT ecs.soton.ac.uk


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

ATTACHMENT: message.html!

-- To unsubscribe from the BOAI Forum, use the form on this page: http://www.soros.org/openaccess/forum.shtml?f

[BOAI] [Forum Home] [index] [prev] [next] [options] [help]

 E-mail:  openaccess@soros.org .