[OAI-eprints] _Proceedings of Major Open Access Conference Published_

Gerry Mckiernan gerrymck at iastate.edu
Wed Dec 31 11:46:56 EST 2003

            _Proceedings of Major Open Access Conference Published_

   The proceedings of the ICSTI/INIST/INSERM Seminar on Open Access to Scientific 
and Technical Information:State of the Art and Future held January 23-24, 2003 at 
the French Ministry of Research, Carré des Sciences, Paris,  was recently published in 
a special issue of _Information Services & Use_ (v 23 (n. 2-3) (ISSN 0167-5265) 
(IOS Press  (http://www.iospress.nl ).

The issue includes the following major themes and notable papers:

**Open Access: What Does It Mean for STI Distribution**
o	Open Access: marginal or core phenomenon? a commercial publisher's view (Pieter Bolman)
o	Open publishing: how publishers are reacting (Sally Morris)
o	A brief overview of the OAI protocol and its potential impact (Andy Powell)
**Open Access: Economic Models and Legal Implications** 
o	Ingenta's economic and technical models for providing institutional OA archives (Geoffrey Bilder)
o	Open Access publishing (Jan Velterop)
o	Libraries and institutional infrastructure for Open Access services (Elmar Mittler)
o	The legal framework for access to STI (Thomas Dreier)
**Open Access: Challenges for the Scientific Community**
o	Mathematics and databases: Open Access (Laurent Guillopé)
o	The Centre for Direct Scientific Communication (Daniel Charnay)
o	The research-impact cycle (Stevan Harnad)
**Open Access: Issues for Developing Countries**
o	Round Table: Open Access issues for developing countries  (Kay Raseroka, 
Barbara Kirsop, Jean-Jacques Pierrat, Georges Malamoud, Barbara Aronson,  Manfred 
**Open Access: Projects and Initiatives**
o	Institutional repositories and Open Access: the future of scholarly communication (David Prosser)
o	The Budapest Initiative for Open Access (Jean-Claude Guédon)
o	FIGARO and Open Access to electronic information objects (Stefan Gradmann)
o	E-BioSci: Semantic networks of biological information (Les Grivell).

The issue also contains a lengthy review titled "Open Access to Scientific and 
Technical Information: The State of the Art" prepared by Jack Franklin, ASFRA bv, Edam, 
The Netherlands (http://www.inist.fr/openaccess/en/etat_art.php), transcripts of Questions & 
Answers sessions, welcome and closing addresses, and a summary of discussions with commentary. 

    An OCLC record for the issue  is available  [OCLC # 53966590] thanks to my Cataloging Colleagues
at the ISU Library! I encourage all who own the journal to analyze it for their local OPAC.

**Ironically,  while the proceedings is a major contribution to the Open Access literature and movement, 
it is  *not* Open Access [:-( ]. However, some authors have self-archived a version of their presentations [:-)]** [Google Author/Title to see who has self-archived]

***  Perhaps, in the spirit of the Season, the publisher would make this issue available as their Free (Electronic) Sample  Issue - How  About It IOS Press? ***

   IMHO This is an important collection that should be required reading in the New Year for every librarian 
and those who wish they were {:->



Gerry McKiernan
New Year Librarian
Iowa State University 
Ames IA 50011

"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."
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