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[BOAI] Re: Role of the Librarian in an Open Access world

From: Stevan Harnad <harnad AT ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:56:39 -0400


Threading: [BOAI] Role of the Librarian in an Open Access world from peter.suber AT gmail.com
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"There is no "Platinum" Road to OA"=20
http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/6442.html

(And the "survey" is pretty amateurish and slanted.)

On 2012-04-20, at 10:28 AM, Beall, Jeffrey wrote:

> I have a quibble with one of the statements on the first page of this =
survey. It says,
> =20
> At InTech we believe that open access publishing is an important =
initiative helping the work of researchers reach the widest possible =
audience. Open access (OA) is a new model that means authors pay a fee =
that covers the costs of reviewing and publishing their work, which is =
then free to access online for anyone around the world.
> =20
> This self-serving definition of open access is incomplete and =
misleading. The definition given in the survey really only applies to =
gold open access. There are additional types of open access, such as =
green and platinum, that don't fit this definition.
> =20
> --Jeffrey Beall
> =20
> =20
> Jeffrey Beall, Metadata Librarian / Assistant Professor
> Auraria Library
> University of Colorado Denver
> 1100 Lawrence St.
> Denver, Colo.  80204 USA
> (303) 556-5936
> jeffrey.beall AT ucdenver.edu
> =20
> <image001.jpg>
> =20
> =20
> =20
> From: Peter Suber [mailto:peter.suber AT gmail.com]=20
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 7:36 AM
> To: SOAF post; BOAI Forum post
> Subject: [sparc-oaforum] Role of the Librarian in an Open Access world
> =20
> [Forwarding from TBI Communications, via LibLicense.  --Peter Suber.]
>=20
>=20
> From: Jennie Johnson <jennie.johnson AT tbicommunications.com>
> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:23:58 +0100
>=20
> *Apologies for cross-posting*
>=20
> Dear all,
>=20
> TBI are conducting an online survey on behalf of InTech - an Open
> Access publisher - to gather information on the current and potential
> future impact of Open Access on the role of the librarian and the
> services you provide.
>=20
> Help us evaluate and share how the library community is responding to
> this evolving business model by completing a short online
> questionnaire at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/librarian_OA_survey.
> The anonymous results will be made freely available, to help inform
> the ongoing development of library services.
>=20
> We would also like to hear from any individuals who can spare 20
> minutes for a brief telephone interview, to share the early results of
> this survey and explore some of the issues in more detail. If you
> would like to contribute your views, please contact:
> jennie.johnson AT tbicommunications.com
>=20
> All best wishes,
>=20
> Jennie Johnson, TBI Communications
> Tel: +44 1865 875896
>=20


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OA"&nbsp;<div><a =
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br></div><div>(And the "survey" is pretty amateurish 
and =
slanted.)<br><div><br><div><div>On 2012-04-20, at 
10:28 AM, Beall, =
Jeffrey wrote:</div><br 
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this survey. It says,<o:p></o:p></span></div><div 
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"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></div><div 
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serif; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; "><span =
style=3D"font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: =
black; ">At InTech we believe that open access publishing is an =
important initiative helping the work of researchers reach the widest =
possible audience. Open access (OA) is a new model that means authors =
pay a fee that covers the costs of reviewing and publishing their work, =
which is then free to access online for anyone around the =
world.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div 
style=3D"margin-right: 0in; =
margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', =
serif; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; "><span =
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black; 
"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></div><div 
style=3D"margin-right: 0in; =
margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', =
serif; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; "><span =
style=3D"font-size: 14pt; font-family: Consolas; color: rgb(31, 73, =
125); ">This self-serving definition of open access is incomplete and =
misleading. The definition given in the survey really only applies =
to<span 
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><b><span =
style=3D"font-size: 14pt; font-family: Consolas; color: rgb(255, 192, =
0); ">gold open access</span></b><span 
style=3D"font-size: 14pt; =
font-family: Consolas; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); ">. There are 
additional =
types of open access, such as<span =
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style=3D"font-size: 14pt; font-family: Consolas; color: rgb(146, 208, =
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14pt; font-family: =
Consolas; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); "><span =
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>and<span 
=
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127); ">platinum</span></b><span 
style=3D"font-size: 14pt; font-family: =
Consolas; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); ">, that don't fit this =
definition.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div 
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"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></div><div 
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serif; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; "><span =
style=3D"font-size: 14pt; font-family: Consolas; color: rgb(31, 73, =
125); ">--Jeffrey 
Beall<o:p></o:p></span></div><div 
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125); 
"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></div><div 
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serif; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; "><span =
style=3D"font-size: 14pt; font-family: Consolas; color: rgb(38, 38, 38); =
">Jeffrey Beall, Metadata Librarian / Assistant 
Professor<br>Auraria =
Library<br>University of Colorado Denver<br>1100 Lawrence 
St.<br>Denver, =
Colo. &nbsp;80204 USA<br>(303) 556-5936</span><span 
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14pt; font-family: Consolas; color: gray; 
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"><a =
href=3D"jeffrey.beall AT ucdenver.edu" style=3D"color: blue; =
text-decoration: underline; =
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ucdenver.edu</a><o:p></o:p></span></div><div =
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0.0001pt; "><span style=3D"font-size: 14pt; font-family: 
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"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></div><div =
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0.0001pt; "><span style=3D"font-size: 14pt; font-family: 
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"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></div><div =
style=3D"margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; =
font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: =
0.0001pt; "><b><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; 
font-family: Tahoma, =
sans-serif; ">From:</span></b><span 
style=3D"font-size: 10pt; =
font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; "><span =
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Peter Suber 
=
[mailto:peter.suber AT gmail.com]<span =
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><br><b>Sent:</b><span =
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Friday, 
April 20, 2012 7:36 =
AM<br><b>To:</b><span 
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>SOAF =
post; BOAI Forum post<br><b>Subject:</b><span =
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>[sparc-oaforum] Role of the =
Librarian in an Open Access 
world<o:p></o:p></span></div><div =
style=3D"margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; =
font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: =
0.0001pt; "><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></div><p 
class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; =
font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: =
12pt; "><span style=3D"font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; 
=
">[Forwarding from TBI Communications, via LibLicense. 
&nbsp;--Peter =
Suber.]</span><o:p></o:p></p><div><div 
style=3D"margin-right: 0in; =
margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', =
serif; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; 
"><br>From:&nbsp;Jennie =
Johnson &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:jennie.johnson AT 
tbicommunications.com" =
style=3D"color: blue; text-decoration: underline; =
">jennie.johnson AT 
tbicommunications.com</a>&gt;<br>Date:&nbsp;Thu, 19 Apr =
2012 12:23:58 +0100<br><br>*Apologies for 
cross-posting*<br><br>Dear =
all,<br><br>TBI are conducting an online survey on behalf of InTech 
- an =
Open<br>Access publisher - to gather information on the current and =
potential<br>future impact of Open Access on the role of the librarian =
and the<br>services you provide.<br><br>Help us evaluate and 
share how =
the library community is responding to<br>this evolving business model =
by completing a short online<br>questionnaire at:<span =
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a =
href=3D"https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/librarian_OA_survey" =
target=3D"_blank" style=3D"color: blue; text-decoration: 
underline; =
">https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/librarian_OA_survey</a>.<br>The =
anonymous results will be made freely available, to help inform<br>the =
ongoing development of library services.<br><br>We would also like 
to =
hear from any individuals who can spare 20<br>minutes for a brief =
telephone interview, to share the early results of<br>this survey and =
explore some of the issues in more detail. If you<br>would like to =
contribute your views, please contact:<br><a =
href=3D"mailto:jennie.johnson AT tbicommunications.com" 
style=3D"color: =
blue; text-decoration: underline; =
">jennie.johnson AT 
tbicommunications.com</a><br><br>All best =
wishes,<br><br>Jennie Johnson, TBI 
Communications<br>Tel:<span =
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a =
href=3D"tel:%2B44%201865%20875896" style=3D"color: blue; =
text-decoration: underline; ">+44 1865 =
875896</a><o:p></o:p></div></div><div 
style=3D"margin-right: 0in; =
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serif; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; =
"><br></div></div></div></span></blockquote></div><br></div></div></body><=
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