Tomorrow : a new landscape, recombining actors ? France Country Report. Couperin. 18-20/05 ... academic and public librairies, to buy resources for all the country. ...
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France Country ReportGrégory Colcanap & Catherine Etienne
2009 : a year of change in France ?
May 2008 : a governmental report on scientific information in France
March 2008 : creation of the Council of the book and its working groups
February 2009 : reorganization of the ministry of research and higher education
Tomorrow : a new landscape, recombining actors ?Agenda
Created in 1999 by 4 universities, ten years later 211 members (all french universities, high schools, most of the research institutes)
114 resources negotiated
1968 contracts signed
164 members had at least one contract
14 grouping orders (10 Abes, 3 universities, 1 CNRS)Couperin brief presentation
CNRS :12 000 researchers
Others research institutes : ? researchers
Budget for scientific information in 2007
Higher education : 56 M€
CNRS : 15 M€
Others research institutes : ?
This report describes the mechanisms of purchase scientific information in France.
He gives a few recommandations :
a legal obligation to publish in an open archive the results of a public research
a clear and coherent policy for e-journals preservation
same VAT for paper and electronic publicationsThe Salençon's report
a charter between editors and users including those points : open access, institutionnal repositories, transfort of title from an editor to another, preservation...
to use professional negociators and centralize this activity
establish a national licenses program
to seek a coherence in the field a scientific information : structure of the ministry, role of the actors (Couperin, Abes, Inist), national projects of digitalization and edition (Persée, Cairn) and portals in humanities (HAL SHS, Adonis)
create a digital scientific library for all the french researchThe Salençon's report
Created on March 2008 to answer one of the proposals of the report “Livre 2010”. The council of the book is a kind of “Parliament of the book”, created to initiate a public debate.
It is an interprofessional and interdepartmental structure attached to the ministry of Culture and charged with discussing great transverse subjects.
Five working groups have been created :
- price of books
- french books in foreign countries
- studies on books and reading
- national plan for digital librairiesThe Council of the book
The working group in charge of the plan to digital librairies is divided in 4 groups :
Evaluation, usages and statistics
Preservation and perpetual access
Digitalization plans for librairies
At the end of 2009, the president (Bruno racine : also president of the BNF) will give his report and conclusions.The Council of the book
Groups are still working but a few points are established :
Necessity of a national licensing program to build the french digital scientific library.
Couperin identified two main types of resources and works to list them :
- backfiles of e-journals for the majors editors
- highly specialized ressources for researcher scattered in all the countryThe Council of the book
2007 a new law for universities : autonomy and responsibility,
2009 a new statut for teachers : more than three months of strike in the french universities,
2009 a new organization of the ministry with a unified structure for scientific information
CNRS-INIST (National Research Center)
INSERM (Research center for medicine)
Abes (Bibliographic National Agency)
Cines (Computer National Center)
BNF (French National Library)
ANR ? (National Research Agency)Organize a national policy
First time : to build a system of quality in all the universities by reinforcing collaboration, mutualisation and cooperation
Second time : to promote excellence by the competition
Never do the second before the first
(from Jean-Claude Guédon, canadian researcher)An advice
Couperin shared ERMS project
A new website for the consortium