Inaugural ProQuest Asia Academic Board Meeting in Sanya

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I have been serving in other advisory boards as well and these meetings were ususally held in other countries. This year for the inauguaral ProQuest Advisory Board meeting it was in Sanya! It seems all participants of this meeting enjoyed their stay in China. Wonderful city with brilliant food. The hotel is very nice with beautiful ocean view and clean beach, but actually we were having meeting all day in the meeting room and then having dinner together until very late in the evening, not much chance to have fun on the beach.

It is good to know that ProQuest is having more tools which would help librarians dealing with data to showcase its value to the community, also happy to know that ProQuest is having eTextbook service on its platform, while Alexander Street Video would would be helpful in teach as well.

For some of the board members we are just like old friends already as we had met several times in the past years. Happy to meet some new friends in the Asia Pacific area, especially Dr. Ramesh Guar who is a very senior University Librarian from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Dr. Guar very kindly invited me to their coming conference in this November as a speaker. This conference is titled as International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Services (ETTLIS – 2017), for more information please visit http://www.bennett.edu.in/ettlis2017/index.php.

 

Librarians Day and Cambridge University Press Asia Library Advisory Board meeting in Jakarta 2017

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CALAB members from different countries and regions in Asia

 

It is my third time to participate in Cambridge University Press Asia Library Advisory Board. This year it was held in the campus of University of Indonesia. As always it was very nice to meet experts in libraries and publishers from different country and learn from each other. The most interesting thing is that from the talking with people we can see the trends in academic publishing.

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The wondeful dance to show Indonesia Culture

 

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University of Indonesia

 

To me the meeting is also a good chance to learn the culture of Indonesia, the dance before the event has been well enjoyed by all. It is also very impressive that two university staff seriously annouced how to deal with emergency such as in case of earthquake during the meeting though it is very unlikely to happen, but I do appreciate this kind of strict formal procedure. This is something that seems minor but do matter.

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The staff is making safty announcement

 

I always enjoy travel to diffent country and to walk randomly on the streets, listen and observe. Jakarta is a huge city, the inner city is very modern and the outer circle is much more less developed. And it is true that the traffic is very heavy. When I took a taxi from the hotel in Depok where the University of Indonesia is located, it took more than one hour to go to the city centre where the indepedent plaza and national museum is and I took a good nap in the taxi.

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National Museum

 

While the experience in Jakarta airport custom was not good, though I have been told the staff in the custom has been changed for better but to my observation, they are trying to ask people for money while doing their job, especially to Chinese people. While I refused to give any money, I felt very shocked to see this in a custom which ususally would be seen as the showcase window for a country.

I did a presentation titled as “Physical use of the Library how to deal with declining rising trends What the implications are for resource provision” in the CALAB meeting. With my rather “radical” view of the role of the library in the era of Internet, the conversation has been triggered and people started to argue with me and each other. But anyway we all do agree that the library still have a future, the librarians still have a future.

Presented Open Access and Copyright in KFOST in Seoul

On 31 Oct Monday I was invited by Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies to give a presentation on “Registration to Directory of Open Access Journals and its Benefit” to audiences from Korean scientific communities in Seoul.

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I was one of the three speakers on that event. The other two speakers are Dr. Anders Karlsson, the Vice President of Strategic Alliance, Global Academic Relations, Elsevier and Prof. Sukyoung Kim.

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西浦图书馆积极参与全球学术出版开放获取周活动

10月24日,西交利物浦大学举办首个开放获取日活动——推动开放获取发展会议2016。本次会议的主题为“推动开放获取发展:来自业内专家、图书馆长、出版社和研究者的分享”。

会议由西交利物浦大学图书馆主办,旨在提高开放获取(Open Access,简称“OA”)在国内的认知度,并为国内开放获取运动的资深专家和实践者、出版社的资深编辑、教授学者以及图书馆馆长等提供平台,分享他们对开放获取领域的新知、趋势、经验和最佳实践。本次活动亦是10月份在全球开展的国际开放获取周活动的一部分。

按照布达佩斯开放存取先导计划(Budapest Open Access Initiative, BOAI)中的定义,开放获取是指某文献在网络公共领域里可以被免费获取,允许任何用户阅读、下载、拷贝、传递、打印、检索、超级链接该文献,并为之建立索引,用作软件的输入数据或其它任何合法用途。这是一种新的学术出版模式和展示平台,为学术与实践、知识与大众的有效对接开辟了新的途径和空间,对于推动开放科研,促进学术出版、知识传播和全民共享意义重大。

会议中,中国科学院文献情报中心的张晓林博士发表了题为《开放获取:需求、发展与挑战》的演讲,他认为,“中国需要开放获取来支持科研发展,因为科学创新是社会经济发展的关键驱动力。”

尽管近几年中国的国际科研产出迅速增加,但是由于版权和订阅问题,绝大多数中国的研究机构或企业难以及时获得国际最新科研成果,即使这些研究是由中国的科研资助机构资助的。

张晓林博士还指出实施开放获得的一些挑战,包括科研人员没有有效参与、复合期刊双重收费以及多数科研资助和实施机构没有政策等。

开放获取期刊指南(DOAJ)总编辑Tom Olijhoek博士则表示,“开放获取是知识共享,知识是社会发展的引擎,而共享创造了机遇。”

同时,他强调,开放获取需要一个关于分享的法律框架,比如关于开放获取的声明或者定义使用权的许可条件。

西浦建筑系副教授、西浦国际创新港联合主任Theodoros Dounas博士的演讲聚焦于开放硬件和软件设施对于科研项目的影响。

他谈到,“开放资源的核心思想并不仅仅是探讨开放获取,更重要的是科研人员在他们的成果出版之前如何互相分享和借鉴。”

关于开放获取在全球科研以及教学方面的影响,他表示,“作为一个科研人员,你所构建的研究方法不该仅仅局限在自己所在机构使用,还可以自由地与外界分享,这样一来,你的研究便会影响其他大学和国家的相关研究。”

他还指出,开放获取将成为常态,因此出版商和大部分机构需要改变自己的运营模式,来适应开放获取,以达到科研界的期望。“西交利物浦大学国际创新港近期刚刚成立了开放资源组,未来将发展成为帮助大家发起或者参与开放资源项目的一个空间,我们也将帮助他们提前学习和了解如何使用开放资源。”

据西浦图书馆馆长毕新介绍,“每年十月,全球各地的诸多大学和机构都会同期开展开放获取活动,促进学社社区对于开放获取的理解和实践。西浦图书馆近年来一直关注、研究和积极参与推动开放获取的发展和实践,本次会议在国际开放获取周官网上正式注册,体现并展示出中国学术群体对于开放获取运动的积极参与和实践。我们是中国大陆地区第一个参与国际开放获取周活动的大学,这也展示了西浦是一所具有前瞻性的大学。”

计算机科学与软件工程系的博士二年级学生董行特意来到会议现场,在他看来,张晓林博士的主题演讲深刻地反思了中国科研产出和产出的开放程度之间的不均衡,营造一个更好的开发获取的氛围还需要更广泛的支持。他说,“今天的会议也让我了解到开放获取在中国的整体发展情况,并进一步学习到开放获取的未来发展趋势。”

本次会议吸引了来自西交利物浦大学、苏州大学、宁波诺丁汉大学、昆山杜克大学、常熟理工学院、浙江大学出版社、牛津大学出版社(上海)、世界图书出版上海有限公司等高校师生、图书馆同行、期刊出版社及行业公司近百人参加。

原文地址:http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/zh/news/2016/10/university-library-contributes-to-international-open-access-week

国际OA期刊出版发展、实践及问题

%e5%90%88%e5%bd%b12016年8月26日,由中国科学院数学与系统科学研究院期刊学会部承办的“小编讲堂”第5期沙龙活动在中国科学院数学与系统科学研究院南楼二层会议室举行。本期小编沙龙活动的主题为“国际OA期刊出版发展、实践及问题”,来自各专业领域共40余名编辑同仁参加了此次活动。

中国科学院数学与系统科学研究院期刊学会部处长孙云志老师主持了此次活动,并简要介绍了主办单位机构概况及中国科学院数学与系统科学研究院期刊学会部的基本情况。
随后,本次活动的主讲嘉宾毕新老师就“国际OA期刊出版发展、实践及问题”为主题方向展开学术沙龙报告及经验分享。
毕 新 老师,现任西交利物浦大学图书馆馆长兼任DOAJ中国大使及编辑,负责审核全球期刊申请、在中国推广开放获取理念及最佳实践、促进研究人员对于欺诈期刊的认知和防范等。
本次沙龙报告中,毕新老师首先详细阐述了OA的定义以及为什么要OA,他指出期刊开放获取可以使国家资助的研究成果为所有人共享,可提高研究成果的阅读量和引用,使研究成果发表后得到更好的质量科学把关,减少重复性研究工作,并能提升大众对于知识创造的参与度,更好地挖掘创新潜力。此外,他还分享了欧盟已发布的支持OA的政策,并简要介绍了OA期刊在不同国家地区发展情况、特点和趋势,以及探讨当前OA期刊发展所面临的政策环境、公众认知、欺诈期刊等问题。
报告之后,现场编辑同行就如何申请被DOAJ收录,OA期刊作者是否付费、如何解决撤稿问题、发展前景等话题与主讲嘉宾开展了积极热烈的交流互动与讨论,与会同仁纷纷表示受益匪浅。

抛弃期刊影响因子?

期刊影响因子,本身是图书馆界为了评估期刊产出成果的一个指标,是对一个期刊的整体评价,但是却被广泛的应用到了对于一篇文章的评价,甚至被用于对于文章的作者进行评价的指标。长时间以来,对于这一不合理现象,出版界和图书馆界有很多专家提出反对意见。随着近期的一系列事件发生,对于这一话题的关注度变得很高。本文对于近期的重要资讯进行了整理如下。

7月11日,Thomson Reuters集团在其官网发布消息,宣布将知识产权业务和科学信息业务(IP & Science)以 35.5 亿美元的价格出售给 Onex Corp 和霸菱亚洲投资(Baring Private Equity Asia)。这件事情迅速在国内的图书馆界引起了极大的关注。同时,对于SCI等引文指标的关注,也导致了对于JIF(Journal Impact Factors)-期刊影响因子的更多讨论。

而恰恰在这之前两天的7月8日,Nature上发表了一篇文章,名为Beat it, impact factor! Publishing elite turns against controversial metric。该文章介绍,当前社会上和主要期刊的资深专家们都不赞成过分强调期刊影响因子,甚至都不应该再提到这个概念。

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另一则来自美国微生物学会的一篇评论文章,更加促进了人们反对期刊影响因子的情绪。该文章声称,将从该学会所有期刊和网站中,以及所有市场宣传和广告中避免提到期刊影响因子。

研究者们认为,不谈完全从行业里面消除期刊影响因子的指标,就是消除这些指标的影响也要花上好长的一段时间才行。也有研究者则认为,完全放弃期刊影响因子的想法也应该被谨慎对待,并提出了引用分布的新方法。预印本服务器bioRxiv7月5日的一篇论文, A simple proposal for the publication of journal citation distributions,对于这一新的方法进行了介绍。