The scope of open access initiatives has increased considerably in recent years. Some aspects will certainly affect library management, as well as support services that information specialist can deliver in their institutions. Additionally, open access has changed the ways to access, create and disseminate knowledge.
The management of this transition includes new ways of negotiation with publishers (models of accessing the content, changes in license agreements embracing memberships for gold OA publications); new services around APCs management and copyright advice; predatory publishing; new ways to find and disseminate research outputs (i.e. the increasing significance of preprints), etc.
The aim of this CEC is to be a practical interactive session to give participants a wider understanding about open access in the context of open science, putting forward the changing landscape that many libraries face currently.
Agenda: We will start with an icebreaker game, where participants will divided into small teams to play in a competitive but enjoyable manner and test their knowledge about open access, open data, creative common licenses, repositories, etc.
After that exercise, participants will end up with a clear idea of the main concepts around open access, including a prize for the winners!
Then, we will present some initiatives such the OA2020, the key principles of the Plan S, and some examples of national or European policies and mandates. We will consider threats and opportunities, and discuss what influences those may have on biomedical libraries as they are now.
Next, participants will work on different situations to find out how their actual services can be improved and better align with those new processes.
Finally, with help of the course facilitators, participants will generate an action plan that will serve them as a guideline, enhancing the added value that health information professionals can provide.
Learning Outcomes :
- Understand the main concepts around open access, and gather initiatives and best practices;
- Analyse the implications of open access for health libraries, and explore the opportunities and potential challenges for health information specialist;
- Apply existing resources and tools to further develop library services;
- Create an effective strategy and a collaboration network to be able to continue the work back home.
Level : Introductory/Intermediate
Target audience : Anyone interested in gaining an understanding of the implications open access and open science, and information professionals committed to supporting researchers to engage with open science.
Preparation for the session : No