This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.

Predatory practices pose problems for new publishing models

An interview with University of Colorado librarian and OA watcher Jeffrey Beall

Research funders provide OA support

A look at some of the approaches to open access taken by governments and funders

Repositories play their part in institutions 10-11 We look at some of the common repository platforms and how they are used to enable access

Unlocking information 12-18

Scholarly publishers and other companies share their experiences on open access

Product focus

The power of semantic enrichment Diary

Interview Kurt Sanford, CEO, ProQuest 20-23 24 26

Changing approaches to acquisition and discovery

EDITORIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM Editor: Siân Harris Production editor: Tim Gillett Specialist reporters: Nadya Anscombe, Rebecca Pool, David Stuart Circulation/subscriptions: Pete Vine

ADVERTISING TEAM Publisher: Warren Clark +44 (0)1223 275462

CORPORATE TEAM Chairman: Tom Wilkie Research Information is published by Europa Science Ltd, 9 Clifton Court, Cambridge CB1 7BN ISSN 1744-8026 Tel: +44 (0) 1223 211170 Fax: +44 (0) 1223 213385 Web:

26 6-8 4-5

ON THE COVER Open access special:

a world of opportunities 4-18 Leader: Siân Harris Open access still evolving The power of semantic enrichment 20

It is 12 years since the Budapest Open Access Initiative was signed and 20 years since Stevan Harnad posted his ‘Subversive Proposal’. These were just two of the many landmarks on the road to open access. Since those early days there have been plenty more reports, studies and declarations on the topic of open access, most recently in the realm of mandates from governments and funders (page 6). The landscape of open access has evolved. Perhaps most notably the topic has moved from simply being about making the outputs of research available to making it available with a standard licence and in a way that it can be explored with text and data mining. This topic looks set to grow in importance and is now the focus of many copyright discussions. Elsevier has come under attack by 18 European organisations for its text and data mining procedures, while the UK has ruled for copyright exceptions for text and data mining (see our website for the latest news). Many other questions remain about open access, as the views and experiences shared in this issue reveal. There aren’t enough pages in any magazine to cover all the viewpoints and ideas and we are always keen to hear your thoughts on this and other topics. @researchinfo

Subscriptions: Free registrations available to qualifying individuals – register online at

Subscriptions £95 a year for six issues to readers outside registration requirements. Single issue £16. Orders to Europa Science Ltd, RI Circulation, 9 Clifton Court, Cambridge CB1 7BN Tel: +44 (0) 1223 211170 Fax: +44 (0) 1223 213385

©2014 Europa Science Ltd. Cover: Toria/Sarunyu foto/Bellenixe/Agsandrew/

While every care has been taken in the compilation of this magazine, errors or omissions are not the responsibility of the publishers or of the editorial staff. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publishers or editorial staff. All rights reserved. Unless specifically stated, goods or services mentioned are not formally endorsed by Europa Science Ltd, which does not guarantee or endorse or accept any liability for any goods and/or services featured in this publication.

Don’t miss out on future issues of Research Information

Subscribe online for FREE at @researchinfo AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014 Research Information 3

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29