[Oa-italia] [Fwd: SOAP Symposium - Programme update and registration reminder]

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Dom 28 Nov 2010 11:59:56 CET

A Berlino a gennaio in occasione della sesta conferenza
APE -APE 2011 http://www.ape2011.eu/ - saranno presentati
i risultati finali di SOAP, lo studio sull'editoria OA
finanziato dall'unione europea. Lo studio si compone di
due fasi: la prima e' uno studio analitico delle riviste
in lingua inglese indicizzate nella DOAJ. La seconda fase
e' una survey qualitativa su ampia scala indirizzata ai
ricercatori. L'indagine mirava a capire le motivazioni che
spingono i ricercatori a pubblicare in riviste OA o a
prediligere, invece, le riviste TA.
Come si legge nel messaggio seguente inviato dalla
simpatica Polydoratou i risultati della prima fase sono
giÓ stati pubblicati in un breve report, sui risultati
della seconda trovate invece disponibili delle slides
preliminari su Slideshare http://project-soap.eu/cat/news/
Per informazioni piu' dettagliate sul progetto si veda il
sito di SOAP http://project-soap.eu/  .


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Oggetto: SOAP Symposium - Programme update and
registration reminder Da:      "Panayiota Polydoratou"
<polydoratou a mpdl.mpg.de>
Data:    Sab, 27 Novembre 2010, 12:31 am
A:       liblicense-l a lists.yale.edu

The SOAP project (Study of Open Access Publishing
http://soap-fp7.eu) will present its final results in
Berlin on
January 13th. These include a 50000 answers survey of
drivers and  barriers for publishing in open access
journals [preliminary
results at
and an in-depth study of the current landscape of open access
journals [preliminary results at
http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.0506].  The data of the survey
will be released at a hands-on workshop
targeted to publishers, researchers, librarians who want to
understand more about the demand for open access journals
disciplines and around the world.

The symposium will take place on January 13th, 2011 in
Berlin, at  the Harnack House Ihnestrasse 16-20, 14195
Berlin. (The APE2011
conference also takes place in Berlin on January 11th and

Attendance is free but registration is mandatory at
http://indico.cern.ch/event/soap-symposium. Registration
on December 13th.

Some of the confirmed speakers who will be describing and
commenting the SOAP project findings, are:

Salvatore Mele, CERN
Ralf Schimmer, Max Plank Digital Library
Deborah Kahn, BioMed Central
David Ross, SAGE
Wim van der Stelt, Springer
Celina Ramjoue, European Commission
Robert Kiley, Welcome Trust
Jorgen Eriksson, Lund University
Heinz Pampel, Helmholtz Association
Caroline Sutton, OASPA
Mark Patterson, PLoS
Peter Strickland, International Union of Crystallography
Stuart Shieber, Harvard University

The symposium will also see a lively discussion on
and facts in open access publishing today. Additional
details are  provided in the full announcement here below.

The SOAP Symposium.

Study of Open Access Publishing. What publishers offer, what
researchers want.

Facts for publishers, funding agencies and libraries.

The SOAP project (Study of Open Access Publishing
http://soap-fp7.eu), describes and analyses the open access
publishing landscape as well as exploring the risks and
opportunities of the transition to open access publishing for
libraries, publishers and funding agencies. The project
would like to invite you to the SOAP Symposium on January
2011 in Berlin, at the Harnack House (the day after the

Attendance is free but registration is mandatory at

This event will present the final results of SOAP. Definitive
facts about open access publishing with in-depth analysis
foster a lively debate between key stakeholders who will
elaborate on these groundbreaking findings.

The audience for this event are publishers (open access
and not)
(re-)considering their business models, libraries considering
financial steps for the support of open access, funding
and policy makers evaluating options for open access
And of course anyone with a keen interest in this
disruption in scholarly communication.

Over its two-years duration, the project has performed the
detailed study so far of the current supply and success of
open access journals, publishers and models, spotlighting the
amazing difference between large and small publishing
houses and
learned societies, licensing practices and business
models. (A
summary of results is available at

The project performed a comprehensive survey of opinions and
attitudes on open access of 50000 researchers across all
disciplines and around the world. This largest survey to date
shows that "one size does not fit all", and there is a myriad
factors that libraries, publishers and funding agencies
have to
consider to trace a path through these shifting sands
(Preliminary results were presented at COASP 2010:

By the time of the workshop, the demand for open access
publishing and the supply will have been further analysed
further input from leaders in the field, presenting a
picture of
open access, and well established facts, on which to base
decisions shaping the scholarly communication of the future.

The event will also celebrate the release in the public
domain of  the data collected by the SOAP survey, with a
hands-on workshop
for those interested in mining this valuable resource for
further  re-use.

Note: The project is funded by the European Commission and
comprises publishers (BioMed Central, SAGE Publication Ltd.,
Springer Science and Business Media), research
institutions (CERN  - European Organization for Nuclear
Research, Max Planck Society)  and funding agencies (STFC
- Science&   Technology Facilities
Council UK).

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