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Grigori Goldstein (1870-1941) (1920) “Lenin speaking at an assemble of Red Army troops Sverdlov Square, Moscow, on 5 May 1920” – Public Domain Image The revolution has been cancelled: the current state of UK Open Access
“For their part, publishers tend to assume that OA advocates are freeloaders or - as ACS’s Rudy Baum appeared to imply in 2004 - dangerous socialists.” - Richard Poynder (2014) Poynder, R. (2014) Richard Poynder on the state of open access: Where are we? What still needs to be done? - http://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/the-state-of-open-access.html
Revolution, n. “An alteration, a change; esp. a dramatic or wide-reaching change in conditions, the state of affairs, etc.”
In the beginning…
A people’s revolution?
Revolution, n. “Cyclical recurrence, esp. of a point or period of time; the passing or duration of a (usu. recurring) period of time (as a year, a season, etc.). †by revolution, with the passing of time; in due course.”
Attitudes to OA
Attitudes to OA - Warwick
Attitudes to the RCUK policy - Warwick
Attitudes to the HEFCE policy - Warwick
Carrots and sticks
Issue of ownership http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FACT_taxi.jpg
Five year plan
Swan, A and Houghton, J (2012) Going for Gold? The costs and benefits of Gold Open Access for UK research institutions: further economic modelling. Report to the UK Open Access Implementation Group. http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/610/ Released under the CC-BY 3.0 license - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
Revolution, n. “Overthrow of an established government or social order by those previously subject to it; forcible substitution of a new form of government. In early use also: rebellion.”
All change? BBE - May 2015?
The future of scholarly communications is…
Thanks for listening! The revolution has been cancelled: the current state of UK Open Access Repository Fringe 2014, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 30th July 2014 Yvonne Budden - Academic Support Manager (Research) and Chair (UKCoRR) firstname.lastname@example.org +44 2476 151275