[Oa-italia] Fwd: Open Access Institutional Repositories 'vital to UK economy'
mornati a cilea.it
Lun 11 Giu 2007 13:05:39 CEST
Buongiorno a tutti,
trasmetto dalla lista SPARC-IR (in calce).
Mi permetto di attirare la vostra attenzione sull'intervento di Bone,
vice chancellor dell'universita' di Liverpool e presidente di
Universities UK, una sorta di CRUI britannica (con 55 dipendenti),
che ha esordito dicendo che Universities UK sostiene fermamente
l'approccio del consorzio JISC (che ha avuto gia' oltre 8M di
sterline dal governo per i progetti legati ai repository) nello
sviluppo dei repository open access e che tali repository sono vitali
per l'economia dell'universita' e piu' in generale per l'economia del
Regno Unito. Bone continua dicendo che Universities UK e JISC credono
che i benefici dei repository includano il miglioramento
dell'efficienza dei processi della ricerca, una maggiore
cooperazione, il miglioramento di apprendimento e didattica,
l'impegno sia alla conservazione sia ad un accesso piu' ampio".
Mi verrebbe da dire, proprio come in Italia...
>To: "SPARC Institutional Repositories Discussion List" <SPARC-IR a arl.org>
>Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 06:18:08 -0400
>From: Stevan Harnad <harnad a ecs.soton.ac.uk>
>Subject: [SPARC-IR] Open Access Institutional Repositories 'vital to
> Excerpts from a summary of the JISC Conference on Digital Repositories
> (Manchester 6 June 2007)
> 'A major conference on digital repositories took place this week in
> Manchester, attracting nearly 200 delegates from around the UK...
> 'Rachel Bruce, JISC programme director [said that] JISC's Digital
> Repositories programme... had given significant impetus to repository
> development in the UK...
> 'Andy Powell of the Eduserv Foundation gave the first keynote
> presentation on the "Repositories Roadmap"... The vision for
> 2010... is increasingly "not if, but when" newly published scholarly
> outputs [are] made... open access. The situation now might therefore
> require us to set a more ambitious target than that of a "high
> percentage"... the Web['s] role as a means of discovery and access
> need[s] to be emphasised more... [C]onceptualising repositories as
> websites forces us to "think about their usability, their information
> architectures and their accessibility."
> 'Dr Keith Jeffrey of the Science and Technology Facilities Council
> gave the second keynote address. The benefits of open access
> repositories, he claimed, include faster "research turnaround",
> improved quality for the originators of research as colleagues were
> able review the research more easily, as well as improved quality for
> the community in general. They also support innovation, he continued,
> improve education and public engagement with science and research
> and enhance an institution's standing.
> 'In conclusion he said that the development of repositories and the
> wider access to research outputs they enabled should not be delayed
> by commercial interests.
> 'Dr Jeffrey then launched the Depot, a national repository open to
> all UK authors to submit their research papers and other outputs
> into [right now, if their institution does not yet have its own
> Repository]. Claiming that the Depot marked an "important milestone"
> in the development of a national infrastructure for repositories,
> Dr Jeffrey explained that the Depot constituted a national facility
> or set of services, including a reception service which redirects
> authors to an institutional repository where one exists, as well as
> ingest, storage, transfer and access services for the depositing of
> research outputs, principally post-prints.
> '[In] a keynote presentation... Professor Drummond Bone,
> Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and President
> of Universities UK... began by saying that Universities UK
> was "firmly behind" JISC's approach to the development of open
> access repositories, suggesting that repositories were "vital to
> universities' economies and to the UK economy as a whole."
> 'Like JISC, he continued, Universities UK believed furthermore that
> the benefits of repositories included improved efficiency of research
> processes, greater cooperation, improved learning and teaching,
> a commitment both to preservation and to wider access...
> 'Further details of the conference, including presentations, will
> be available shortly.'
Susanna Mornati, CILEA
Project Leader AEPIC, www.aepic.it
+39 348 7090 226, mailto:mornati a cilea.it
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