Open access: reflections on change | OUPblog
lkfitz's bookmarks 2017-12-06
"Here we are in 2017 upgrading our 10-year-old repository to a system that is robust and fit for 21st century research dissemination. Most notably, the repository service has mushroomed into a central university service currently receiving around 1,100 – 1,200 deposits of copies of research publications per month. That is about 1,000 percent increase in deposits. Coupled with this our Electronic Resources staff are managing a growing APC processing service, and our subject librarians, led by our OA Librarian, are staffing our well-used OA enquiry line. Academics and research administrators participating in University committees are using terminology such as ‘green,’ ‘gold,’ ‘CC-BY’ and SHERPA-Romeo: complete gobbledygook to such folk not that long ago. The culture change that we in libraries were struggling to promote, appears to be happening."