CARL Institutional Repositories: The Next Generation, an Access 2006 preconference
Tuesday October 10, 2006
09:15 David Moorman, SSHRC
mention of OECD policy on publically-funded research
SSHRC has embraced OA in principle,
but a big challenge going from principle to action
a lot of politics - institutional, municipal, up to international
support for research journals
the role of the article as a unit in IR
knowledged mobilization - make publically-funded research available
UManitoba data project
indicators of research impact
how can we prove/demonstrate that the investment in research is producing value?
* Does SSHRC have a policy?
There is more to this than just mandating OA.
Currently: Embrace in principle. Work out the details. Promotional approach.
Figure out how to support OA journals. Conducting experiments to figure out best approach.
SSHRC vs. CARL: SSHRC is not institution-focused
challenge due to Canadian structure of provincial jurisdiction over education
there is still a limited adoption of IRs in Canadian universities
* What can CARL do?
build on other efforts
- look at University of California system
- EU - 7th framework programme (DRIVER project) - look at Montreal meeting - CANARIE -
10 universities in 8 countries - European Research Area
- Public Knowledge Project
challenge: cultural, social, institutional barriers to real advancement
SSHRC community has both highly conservative and very innovative members
Jean-Pierre Cote, University of Montreal - using longitudinal data sets at Research Data Centres
1000 researchers/day using the RDCs
set up IR that is methodologically focussed
all research from researchers using social statistics
about 5000 articles/year
Creative Commons Canada - dealing with copyright issues
letters going out first to authors, then to publishers holding copyright
model agreement will go up on the home page on the RDCs
SSHRC Transformation - new Strategic Plan
- no technical barrier
Treasury Board - transfer payments
contract or grant
grant can't have post-award conditions, e.g. can't require article deposit
auditor-general has said this should be fixed
will be a long time before this is worked out
Official Languages Act - websites must be in both languages
how to handle research?
15,000 objects would have to be translated every year
SSHRC has asked their lawyers (through Industry Canada) for an opinion
untranslated repository would be ok... until anyone complained
CISTI is in the same boat - as are all the federal government libraries
but SSHRC can support the CARL community
- haven't given money to libraries directly since early 90s
challenges: $300 million from Fed Gov goes to universities anyway (indirect costs)
out of SSHRC budget - but demand for this money far exceeds supply - currently able
to support 20 - 25% of research community (NSERC can support about 60%)
- OA journals
Moorman thinks IRs will start to take off
thinks Google and Yahoo will start to move this, particularly on digitization
Q: UMontreal project? Expand to all DLI (Data Liberation Initiative) datasets?
A: DLI is a completely separate project, and a much larger task
Carl Jackman - UManitoba - data set repository - they are at the very beginning stages
UVic - new data librarian - science data - Earth and Ocean Sciences - data sets behind Masters and
PhD research - what to do?
Moorman - also NEPTUNE project
response rate on SSHRC mandate on data sets - terrible response - almost nothing archived
Alison Ball - Federal Government S&T community looking at Official Languages for research
Q: how to deal with official languages then?
A: slowly win the political battle
there is a big challenge with the cost recovery model - if you have to charge, people can't afford it,
and it doesn't align with OA principles - but this is another political battle
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