Open Access and Course Reserves Poster and Materials

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Open Access and Course Reserves Poster and Materials
Alternate Title:
Open Access and Course Reserves
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Language:
English
Creator:
Nicola Hill
Publisher:
University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

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Electronic reserves comprise approximately 70% of all reserve items at the George A. Smathers Libraries; these reserve items consist of scans of book chapters and journal articles, links to journal articles and e-books, and course syllabi and slides. All of these electronic items are subject to copyright restrictions. Following the Georgia State copyright case, the Libraries and staff have clearer, but somewhat restrictive guidelines about what they are allowed to make available electronically through fair use, and when they must pursue the purchasing of copyright permissions. As of September 16, 2012, the George A. Smathers Libraries Course Reserves Unit has already spent approximately $8,000 purchasing books and copyright permissions to post electronic copies of book chapters and articles on reserve for the Fall 2012 semester, and the Libraries additionally spent $6.5 million on e-resources for the 2012 fiscal year. This poster describes the limits of access to course reserves through the traditional routes of licensed electronic resources, fair use, and copyright permissions, the heavy monetary and time investment of pursuing those means, and some alternative means of access for certain kinds of course reserve materials. Alternative means of access include the archival of instructor-produced articles and slide decks in the Institutional Repository, publication in open access journals, and open access textbooks.
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Keywords: fair use, open access, copyright, course reserves, institutional repository
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Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Nicola Hill.
Publication Status:
Published.
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Poster created for presentation during the Poster Session for the University of Florida's Open Access Week proceedings.

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University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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All rights reserved by the source institution.
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AA00013050:00001


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Online access to journals are a recurring cost For the 2012 fiscal year, the George A Smathers Libraries have spent $ 6 5 million on e resources this includes one time purchase costs for e books, recurring subscription costs for electronic journals, as well as access or platform fees to access items through certain web platforms 2 Print books, DVDs, VHS, and even e books are a one time investment after purchase, libraries can lend these items at no further cost Scanned articles from print publications and excerpts from books may fall under fair use, or the Libraries may be required to purchase permissions to post an electronic item For the 2012 fiscal year, the Course Reserves unit has already spent approximately $ 8 000 purchasing books and copyright permissions to post electronic copies of book chapters and articles on reserve for the Fall 2012 semester alone In the 2011 fiscal year, the Course Reserves unit spent over $ 20 000 purchasing books and copyright permissions for course reserves US copyright law Section 107 allows for fair use of educational materials at no extra cost The limits of fair use were tested in the Georgia State case recently, and the result for libraries seems to be that use e reserves codes that treat under 10 % as presumptively okay, and amounts over 10 % but less than some ill defined maximum as presumptively okay if it has been confirmed that a license to make digital copies of excerpts from the book is not available 3 When use does not meet fair use requirements, permissions can be purchased through the Copyright Clearance Center Permissions costs vary from publisher to publisher Institutional Repository Alternative to: slide decks, unpublished works, archive of instructor published works Copyright law requires that permissions must be granted for all type of publications, including things like slide decks or student created work. For the Libraries, this currently means that if someone other than the original content creator is posting the item through course reserves, each semester a permissions form must be signed. This can be tricky, especially as former students can be more difficult to contact after several years. Instead, instructors could consider asking the content creator to submit their work to the IR. This removes the task of getting a permissions form signed each semester, and creates a permanent, accessible home for the work. The IR is also a home for articles when authors retain their right to archive their work in the IR. Even if the entire journal is not accessible, access to specific articles can sometimes be found through the UF IR or other institutional repositories. 11 Open Access Journals Alternative to: print or subscription only journals As the costs of journal subscriptions rise, library budgets remain flat Selecting readings from open access journals ensures that the material can be accessed at no additional cost to students or the Libraries Open Access Textbooks Alternative to: print textbooks, expensive e textbooks Rather than assigning expensive textbooks which will quickly go out of date, some universities are now working to promote digital, open access textbook alternatives The Open Access Textbooks Grant Project, a FIPSE grant project run by Florida Virtual Campus developed a model for sustainable discovery, production, and dissemination of open textbooks 4 The University of South Florida Textbook Affordability project site provides a list of open access educational text resources, including Wikiversity Wikibooks and the MIT Open Courseware Initiative 5 Wikiversity is a forum for learning which encourages teachers to join in creating education resources and collaborative learning communities 6 Wikibooks is an content textbooks collection that anyone can ; books are divided into subject categories, and then into levels of completion, ranging from to 7 MIT Open Courseware Initiative is a publication of MIT course materials including lecture notes, exams, and even some online textbooks 8 The University of Minnesota maintains an open textbook catalog, which allows users from any institution to browse and open access textbooks 9 Temple University gave 11 faculty $ 1 000 each to create an e textbook, which was then made available at no cost to students 10 Open Access Alternatives In the 2011 fiscal year, Smathers Libraries spent over $20,000 on books and permissions for course reserves Open Access and Course Reserves What is on Course Reserve? 1 The High Cost of Course Reserves What about fair use? 1 University of Florida ARES Software Reports, Fall 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 2. Waters J. (2012). Guides @ UF. Accounting & Paying Unit. Acquisitions Reports. Guides @ UF University of Florida UF Libraries. Retrieved September 18, 2012, from http ://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/content.php?pid=341692&sid=2818850 3. Grimmelman J Inside the Georgia State Opinion Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http ://laboratorium.net/archive/2012/05/13/inside_the_georgia_state_opinion 4. Donaldson R. and Nelson, D. Open Access Textbooks: Project Info Retrieved September 18, 2012, from http ://www.openaccesstextbooks.org/projectInfo.html 5. T.A.P Explore Open Access Textbooks Retrieved September 18, 2012, from http ://tap.usf.edu/faculty/open access textbooks/ 6 Wikiversity Retrieved October 5, 2012, from http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page 7 Wikibooks Retrieved October 5, 2012, from http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page 8 MIT Open Courseware. Retrieved October 5, 2012, from http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm 9. University of Minnesota Open TextBooks Retrieved October 5, 2012, from https ://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ 10. DeSantis N. (2012). Temple University ditches textbooks for homemade digital alternatives. The Chronicle of Higher Education Retrieved September 18, 2012, from http :// chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/temple project ditches textbooks for homemade digital alternatives/35247 11. UFDC Institutional Repository at the University of Florida (IR@UF). Retrieved September 18, 2012, from http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ufirg/author_faq/ These citations and other resources can be found at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00013050/00001 Citations and Resources Print books (2,587) E Books (105) Web links ( 1,911) PDFs (1,759) PowerPoint slide decks (45)



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Title Author : Nicola Hill Email : nicolahill@uflib.ufl.edu Poster Session : Oct. 23 rd 10:00 a.m. Noon, Health Science Center Library Oct. 24 th from 10:00 a.m. Noon, Library West Abstract : Electronic reserves comprise approximately 70% of all re serve items at the George A. Smathers Libraries ; these reserve items consist of scans of book chapters and journal articles, links to journal articles and e books, and course syllabi and slides. All of these electronic i tems are subject to copyright restrictions. Following the Georgia State copyright case, the Libraries and staff have clearer, but somewhat restrict ive guidelines about what they are allowed to make available electronically through f air use, and when they m ust pursue the purchasing of copyright permissions. As of September 16 2012, the George A. Smathers Libraries Course Reserves Unit has already spent approximately $8,000 purchasing books and copyright permissions to post electronic copies of book chapters and articles on reserve for the Fall 2012 semester, and the Libraries additionally spent $6.5 million on e resources for the 2012 fiscal year This poster describes the limits of access to course reserves through the traditional routes of licensed electronic resources, fair use and copyright permissions, the heavy monetary and time investment of pursuing those means, and some alternative means of access for certain kinds of course reserve materials. Alternative means of access include the archival of instructor produced articles and slide decks in the Institutional Repository, publication in open access journals, and open access text books. Keywords : Fair use, open access, copyright, course rese rves, institutional repository Resources : The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://www.copyright.com/Services/copyrightoncamp us/content/index_class.html Charles W. Bailey, J. (2012). Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E Prints and Open Access Journals. Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Retrieved from http://digital scholarship.org/oab/oab.htm DeSantis, N. (2012). Temple University ditches textb ooks for homemade digital alternatives. The Chronicle of Higher Education Retrieved September 18, 2012, from http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/temple project ditches textbooks for homemade digital alternatives/35247 Donaldson, R. and Nelson, D. Open Access Textbooks: Project Info Retrieved September 18, 2012, from http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org/projectInfo.html Educause. A Case for Fair Use: The Georgia State Decision Retriev ed October 3, 2012, from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EPO1204.pdf

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Grimmelman, J Inside the Georgia State Opinion Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://laboratorium.net/archive/201 2/05/13/inside_the_georgia_state_opinion Hellman, E. S. (2 011). Open access e books. Library Technology Reports 47 (8), 18. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA274790889&v=2.1&u=gain40375&it=r&p=ITOF& sw=w Mehlum, H. (2012). The Case for Open Access Publishing. International Studies Perspect ives 13 (3), 216 223. doi:10.1111/j.1528 3585.2012.00490.x Pinter, F. (2012). Open Access for Scholarly Books? Publishing Research Quarterly 28 (3), 183 191. doi:10.1007/s12109 012 9285 0 MIT Open Courseware. Retrieved October 5, 2012, from http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm T.A.P. Explore Open Access Textbooks Retrieved Septem ber 18, 2012, from http://tap.usf.edu/faculty/open access textbooks/ UFDC Institutional Reposito ry at the University of Florida (IR@UF). Retrieved September 18, 2012, from http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ufirg/author_faq/ University of Florida ARES Software Reports, Fall 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2012. University of Minnesota Open TextBooks. Retrieved October 5, 2012, from https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ Waters, J. (2012). Guides @ UF. Accounting & Paying Unit. Acquisitions Reports. Guides @ UF University of Florida UF Libraries. Retrieved September 18, 2012, from http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/content.php?pid=341692&sid=2818850 Wikibooks. Retrieved October 5, 2012, from http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikiversity. Retrieved October 5, 2012, from http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page