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Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access

Description: UNESCO issued this publication to demystify the concept of Open Access (OA) and to provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place. Building capacities in Member States for Open Access is a necessary but not sufficient condition for promotion of the concept. Creating an enabling policy environment for OA is therefore a priority. This publication will serve the needs of OA policy development at the government, institutional and funding agency level. The overall objective of the Policy Guidelines is to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access. The guidelines are not prescriptive in nature, but are suggestive to facilitate knowledge-based decision-making to adopt OA policies and strengthen national research systems.
Date: 2012
Creator: Swan, Alma
Partner: UNT Libraries

Access to Justice: Emerging Tech Solutions

Description: Presentation for the 2019 University of North Texas Open Access Symposium. This presentation highlights emerging technologies that are currently addressing barriers to justice, ranging from open casebooks to artificial intelligence functionality for open legal data repositories, and how these types of emerging tech can level the playing field for all stakeholders in the justice system. .
Date: May 18, 2019
Creator: Gambill, Agnes
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access Increases Educators Ability to Plan Equitable Curriculum: Global Context

Description: This presentation gives an overview of Open Access including its definition, basic assumptions, open access registries, technology and trends, technological structure, policy frameworks, challenges and opportunities. It then applies this to the need for developing countries' contributions to global knowledge production and creating institutional initiatives.
Date: 2020-10-14/2020-10-16
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Ford, Angela
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access to Primary Legal Materials and their Impact on Access to Justice in Texas

Description: Presentation for the 2019 University of North Texas Open Access Symposium. This presentation explores whether Open Access is an Answer for Access to Justice in general. In particular, it highlights the implication of open access to Primary Legal Materials on Access to Justice in the state of Texas.
Date: May 17, 2019
Creator: Moseley, Becky
Partner: UNT Libraries

Design Thinking Redux: Leveraging Creativity for Innovative Solutions

Description: Presentation for the 2019 University of North Texas Open Access Symposium. This hands-on workshop focuses on using design thinking methodology to prototype solutions to the access to justice gap. The workshop cultivate participants’ creative problem-solving skillset (including prototype innovative solutions to an A2J issue discussed earlier in the Symposium) and empower them to lead their own initiative at their home institutions.
Date: May 18, 2019
Creator: Laskowski, Casandra M. & Raker, Kelli
Partner: UNT Libraries

Open Access and Scholarly Communication

Description: Presentation on the concepts of open access and scholarly communication. This presentation covers the background of these topics and their definitions, tools and policies for open access, technology and emerging trends, challenges/opportunities that open access faces, and ultimately relates this information to open access initiatives in developing countries.
Date: December 13, 2019
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Readiness of Indonesian Academic Libraries for Open Access and Open Access Repositories Implementation: a Study on Indonesian Open Access Repositories Registered in OpenDOAR

Description: Scholarly and scientific communication has a long history, while the Open Access (OA) movement began to take part in this communication with the emergence of Internet in the late 1960s and the web that emerged in mid-1990s. OA is beneficial for sharing knowledge because the OA movement demands scholarly literature freely available on the internet and it is free of most licensing restriction copyright. OA will close the barrier of access to knowledge. The OA movement in Indonesia may be considered slow. So far, only 33 academic libraries have registered their repositories with OpenDOAR, which is still small compared to the total number of HE institutions in Indonesia. Those 33 OARs vary in the stages of development. Some have already had large size of contents, while others are still developing. Using Weiner’s theory of organizational readiness for change, this mixed method investigates the readiness of academic librarians for Open Access Repository implementation. The results show that academic librarians in Indonesia are somewhat familiar with OA and OAR. However, their understanding of OA is still limited to the technical nature of it. They also know the benefits of OA in relation to scholarly communication and are ready to implement OAR, but the implementation was mostly based on the goal of achieving a specific rank in the world-class university ranking and Webometrics. They implemented Open Access Repositories with limited technological infrastructure, skills, and limited knowledge of OA.
Date: August 2015
Creator: Priyanto, Ida F.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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How We Pay for Publishing

Description: Article discussing how we pay for scholarly publishing. Since at least the late 1970s, when stresses in the market for scholarly literature began to show, there have been calls to redistribute how the production and dissemination of scholarly literature are paid for. The motivations are addressing the "free rider problem" of institutions without presses and, more recently, increasing overall access to the literature. In particular, the last few years have seen schemes such as SCOAP3 and Knowledge Unlatched and proposals from K | N Consultants and a joint task force of the Association of Research Libraries and the American Association of Universities. These plans to establish new business models are summarized.
Date: November 22, 2014
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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OA Resource Rubric

Description: This rubric represents a simple and effective way to determine if an Open Access resources is of appropriate quality for inclusion in a library catalog.
Date: July 19, 2016
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Towards richer descriptions of our collection of genomes andmetagenomes

Description: In this commentary, we advocate building a richer set of descriptions about our invaluable and exponentially growing collection of genomes and metagenomic datasets through the construction of consensus-driven data capture and exchange mechanisms. Standardization activities must proceed within the auspices of open-access and international working bodies, and to tackle the issues surrounding the development of better descriptions of genomic investigations we have formed the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC). Here, we introduce the 'Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence' specification in the hopes of gaining wider participation in its development and discuss the resources that will be required to support it (standardization of annotations through the use of ontologies and mechanisms of metadata capture, exchange). As part of its wider goals, the GSC also strongly supports improving the 'transparency' of the information contained in existing genomic databases that contain calculated analyses and genomic annotations.
Date: June 1, 2006
Creator: Field, Dawn; Garrity, George; Selengut, Jeremy; Sterk, Peter; Tatusova, Tatiana; Thomson, Nicholas et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Open Access at the UNT Libraries

Description: This presentation discusses the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Library collection. It showcases the collections included in the UNT Digital Library, the statistics of use, and highlights the UNT Scholarly Works institutional repository.
Date: May 20, 2011
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries
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