Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Program and presentations

November 16, 13.00 - 16.00

Uppsala: Room K, Undervisningshuset, SLU Campus Ultuna, Uppsala. Coffe/tea to all participants during the day. 
Alnarp: Video link to Lilla Sessionssalen, Slottet, SLU Campus Alnarp.
Umeå: Video link to Aspen, SLU Campus Umeå.

13.00 - 13.30 Registration

13.30 - 13.45 Introduction

Snorre Rufelt, Library Director, SLU and Urban Ericsson Librarian, SLU.

Presentation, Urban Ericsson

13.45 - 14.00 Jan Hagerlid

National Library of Sweden, Coordinator of the OpenAccess.se programme

Welcome address: Open Access developments in Sweden - why usage metrics matter to us

Presentation 

Abstract:

The OpenAccess.se is funding this workshop on usage metrics from open archives. I will give a background about Open Access developments in Sweden and some comments on the importance of the subject of the workshop.

- Sweden has by now a well developed infrastructure of Open Access repositories.

- There is a high official consensus on Open Access policy, recently manifested in OA mandates from several research funders and universities.

- There is a well established cooperation between research libraries themselves and with the bodies of research and Higher Education.

- The national library promotes and coordinates work for Open Access in close cooperation with other stakeholders.

- The pressure on researchers to adapt their publishing behaviour to traditional bibliometric indicators has continually become stronger during the last years and presents some obstacles to an Open Access development. This makes the need for standardized and reliable usage data from open sources more urgent.  


14.00 - 14.40 Stevan Harnad

Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal CANADA & School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
UNITED KINGDOM.

Scholarly/Scientific Impact Metrics in the Open Access Era.
(pre-recorded speech and video link for discussion) 

Presentation

Abstract:

The real merit of research is in its specific, substantive content. But if a contribution proves important and useful, it will be taken up, built upon and cited in subsequent research. Scientometrics attempts to estimate and quantify this research uptake and impact. The classical metric of research productivity had been publication counts ("publish or perish") and the prestige of their publication venues (refereed journals or scholarly monographs), based on their prior track records for quality and importance. Publication counts were soon supplemented by "journal impact factors" (average citation counts), and eventually also by individual article and author citation counts. In the online era, the potential metrics have extended further to include download counts, growth and decay rates for metrics, co-citation measures, and more elaborate a-priori formulas such as the "h-index" and its variants. Still prominently missing today, however, are three things: (1) book metrics, (2) a validation of the metrics, discipline by discipline, that tests and confirms their meaning and predictive power, especially in research assessment, and (3) a sufficiently large and open webwide database to allow the global research community to test, validate and monitor its metrics (which are currently collected systematically only by proprietary commercial databases). The Open Access (OA) movement (for providing free online access to all journal articles) is helping to generate the requisite OA database for articles by extending universities' and funders' "publish or perish" mandates to also require their authors to make their publications OA by depositing them in their institution's OA repository. OA not only makes it possible to harvest research impact metrics webwide, but it has also been shown to increase them (the "OA Impact Advantage"). I will describe the new OA metrics, the OA Advantage, and how OA metrics can be tested and validated for use in research assessment.

14.40 - 15.00 Coffee

 

15.00 - 15.30 Alma Swan

Consultant working in the field of scholarly communication. Director of Key Perspectives Ltd.  

Visibility, usage, impact, economic benefits – the significance of open archives for research and elsewhere.
(pre-recorded speech and video link for discussion) 

Presentation

Abstract:

There is now plenty of evidence to show that disseminating research outputs through open archives has advantages in many arenas. Making research openly available increases its visibility, naturally, leading to greater usage.  Enhanced usage can then result in enhanced impact for the work, measured in conventional terms by citations from the research community, and also in other ways in society outside the research community itself. Studies conducted over the last few years have also demonstrated that Open Access provided through repositories would result in economic savings. So far, these studies have been carried out for Australia, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and the US and in all cases the picture is clear: there are savings to be made for all these nations from a move to Open Access. This presentation will provide an overview of these issues and some of the evidence from the studies carried out on them. 

15.30 - 16.00 Sune Karlsson (CANCELLED)

professor at The Swedish Business School, Örebro University

Usage statistics is hard when it matters - The RePEc experience

Abstract:

Usage statistics are becoming increasingly important both for toll-gated and open access material. At the same time, the quality of the statistics has received relatively little attention. I will discuss some of the problems with the statistics and how we try to overcome this in LogEc, the RePEc usage statistics service. 

 

November 17, 9.00 - 16.00

Uppsala: Room L, Undervisningshuset, SLU Campus Ultuna, Uppsala. Lunch at the restaurant "Syltan" and coffe/tea to all participants during the day (no charge). 
Alnarp: Video link to Lilla Sessionssalen, Slottet, SLU Campus Alnarp.
Umeå: Video link to Holly-Wood, SLU Campus Umeå.

 

9.10 - 9.40 Tom Cochrane

Deputy Vice-Chancellor,Technology, Information and Learning Support, Queensland University of Technology

Open Access - the advantages for a university of a successful policy - some evidence.
(pre-recorded speech) 

Presentation

Abstract

This presentation discusses the contribution that an open access policy and a practice of open access makes to the improvement of the profile and impact of research, based on both quantitative and qualitative evidence at the Queensland University of Technology.  Inter alia, it also discusses some changes in organisational dynamics in the university. 

9.40 - 10.20 Paul Needham

PIRUS2 Project Manager, Cranfield University

PIRUS2: Developing Practical Standards for Recording and Reporting Online Usage at the Individual Article Level.
(pre-recorded speech and video link for discussion) 

Presentation

Abstract

The PIRUS 1 project , completed in early 2009, demonstrated that it is technically feasible to create, record and consolidate usage statistics for individual articles using data from repositories and publishers, despite the diversity of organizational and technical environments in which they operate. To translate this into a new, implementable COUNTER standard and protocol, further research and development is required in four main areas: technical, organisational, economic and political.

The aim of the PIRUS2 project is to address these issues and by doing so specify standards, protocols, an infrastructure and an economic model for the recording, reporting and consolidation of online usage of individual articles hosted by repositories, publishers and other entities. 

This presentation will provide an overview of PIRUS2, including the project’s background, its main objectives, the planned deliverables, and the benefits to the main stakeholder groups involved in scholarly information, including repositories. A progress report on the project will also be provided and other relevant initiatives will be covered.

10.20 - 10.50 Coffee

10.50 - 11.30 Anne-Gentil-Beccot

Citing and Reading Behaviours in High-Energy Physics

Presentation

Abstract

In High-Energy physics, fast communication is essential for scientists and lead to the creation of the first online repositories and digital libraries. This field offers therefore a unique environment in which to study some questions such as: is there an advantage for scientists to make their work available through repositories or do scientists still read journals, do they use only digital repositories, instead? The talk will present results from an analysis performed in 2009 on citation data in High-Energy physics, that aims to understand the advantage of free and immediate online dissemination of preprints in HEP. In addition, we will present an analysis of the clickstreams of SPIRES users, which sheds light on the reading habits of HEP scientists.


 

11.30 - 12.00 Ana Isabel Bonilla-Calero (CANCELLED)

Institute of Documentary Studies on Science and Tecnology, Spain

Collaboration and Visibility of Astronomy related research output of Madrid. Arxiv and Science Citation Index (2000-2005)
(pre-recorded speech and video link for discussion) 

Abstract:

In this study we analyse research output of Madrid in Astronomy (2000-2005), using arXiv and SCI (Science Citation Index) as sources. The presence of documents in this Open Access Repository has grown during this period with a 56% rate of growth. Large collaboration networks increase the average number of citations and downloads per document. The number of documents published or in press in SCI and at the same time deposited in arXiv is higher than those documents only in arXiv or only in SCI. The presence of a document in both databases increases its visibility and use.

 

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 13.40 Sergey Parinov

Central Economic and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Science, Russia

Advanced communication of Open Science: the Socionet approach

Presentation

Abstract:

At Socionet project we are building an Open Science business model, which is recognized as a research practice technically based on using modern open archives integrated with a virtual research environment.

Scientific communications at this platform can be significantly enhanced since new types of openness are arisen within designed virtual research environment. The open access to research results/outputs is enhanced by running a circulation mechanism of scientific objects-for-reuse designed to overcome a veto of commercial publishers. We are creating a new type of openness - open access to research results/outputs usage data - by providing to scientific authors (a) a tool to make citation with quality attributes and (b) a metrics to characterize how the authors used in their research cited results/outputs. The third type of openness is the open access to basic research assessment statistics provided by automated monitoring services which trace all relevant changes in Socionet scientific data and information space (DIS), and process collected data to keep updated statistical portraits of all registered research results/outputs, researchers and organizations. Socionet tools and services designed to support Open Science business model will be presented and new types of scientific communication arisen on this new platform will be discussed.

13.40 - 14.20 Thomas Severiens

Department for Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Osnabrueck, Germany

OA-Network: An infrastructure layer for enhanced visibilty services

Presentation

Abstract:

A national project Open Access Network, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and coordinated by DINI the German Initiative for Networked Information is currently building up an infrastructure layer to enhance the visibility of OA research publications. The presentation gives an overview about this and several related projects in collecting, enriching and distributing metadata and data. It discusses the copyright aspects and restrictions, though it all deals with OA publications. An outview about the stretegical goals closes the presentation, which also give a short introduction into DINI's certification acitivities for publication repositories

14.20 - 14.45 Coffee

14.45 - 16.00 Discussion

 
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