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The Power of the Public Access Initiative. Walt Warnick, Ph.D. Director, Office of Scientific and Technical Information. April 10-11, 2013 Des Moines, Iowa 2013 STIP Working Meeting. OSTP Memorandum. Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research .
Walt Warnick, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Scientific and Technical Information
April 10-11, 2013
Des Moines, Iowa2013 STIP Working Meeting
Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research
In an interagency news release:
“Collaboration, transparency and open access to scientific findings accelerate discovery and innovation. The Department of Energy has been working for years with our colleagues in other science agencies and our stakeholders to advance open access. So we fully support the goals of the OSTP memorandum and will work quickly to develop and implement policies and procedures so that peer-reviewed journal articles funded by the Office of Science are available to the public."
Heather Joseph, SPARC, “This is a watershed moment…The Directive will accelerate scientific discovery, improve education, and empower entrepreneurs to translate research into commercial ventures and jobs. It’s good for our nation, our economy, and our future.”
Steven Bell, Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL),“…This is big, profoundly historic and incredibly exciting… We celebrate the White house Directive that will make it happen now.”
Association of American Publishers (AAP), “…[OSTP’s new policy] outlines a reasonable, balanced resolution of issues around public access to research funded by federal agencies.”
“Peer-reviewed scholarly publications of the results of unclassified research supported wholly or in part by federally funding will be permanently stored and accessible to enable any individual or business to search, retrieve and analyze these publications in ways that maximize the impact and accountability of the federal research investment.”
Despite the breadth of the OSTI collections, they generally do not include what is considered the “gold standard” of scientific communication – peer-reviewed journal articles or final accepted manuscripts resulting from agency funding.
At Dr. Brinkman’s request, OSTI has been developing a public access gateway as DOE’s answer to the OSTP directive.
PAGES is ready to scale up by leveraging OSTI’s existing ingest system and network (STIP).
January 2013 Meeting with key publishers, including Elsevier, ACS, Wiley, APS & AIP
For DOE: Salmon, Warnick & Martin
Department’s proposed approach to public access
Publishers’ General Consensus :
Some form of public access for ALL federally-funded research is coming
The DOE model is perceived as less threatening to their overall publishing models than other approaches.
PAGES was generally well received…A KEY STEP FORWARD
There IS Power
in the Public Access Initiative
and we are all key players.