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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 1E: Public Access: Reducing the Cost of Compliance

Stakeholder Voices
Concurrent 1E: Public Access: Reducing the Cost of Compliance

Expanding public access to research is very much at the forefront of minds in the international scholarly community. But the requirements associated with funded research are varied and complex, and becoming ever more so. In the U.S. alone, there are now 19 OSTP-approved public access plans in place among federal departments and agencies. Also many agencies now require that all new research projects have data management plans describing the data to be collected during the project and plans for its long-term preservation and access. The responsibility for compliance with funder mandates is passed along to the researcher, and largely shouldered by their institutions, and comes with a significant cost. A recent study conducted by Vanderbilt University showed that research staffs in academic institutions spend up to 15% of their time on regulatory compliance. But there is a lot that the publishing industry can, and is, doing to help lessen the burden: developing tools to identify and monitor funded research, developing frameworks for linking data to articles, and partnering with repositories to make data publicly accessible. In this session we will showcase examples of how publishers, funders and institutions are working together to develop efficient solutions to reducing the cost of compliance.

Moderator: Howard Ratner, CHORUS
Twitter Handle: hratner


David Crotty, Oxford University Press
David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversees journal policy and contributes to strategy across OUPs journals program, drives technological innovation, serves as an information officer, and manages a suite of research society-owned journals. David was previously an Executive Editor with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating and editing new science books and journals, and was a journal Editor in Chief. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing. David has been elected to and serves on the Boards of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the STM Association, CHOR Inc., and the AAP/PSP Executive Council. As the Executive Editor of the Scholarly Kitchen blog, David regularly writes about current issues in publishing.
Twitter Handle: scholarlykitchen
Michael Levine-Clark, University of Denver
Michael Levine-Clark is the Dean of the University of Denver Libraries. Previously, he was the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services. He is the recipient of the 2015 Harrasowitz Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award for his work on e-books and demand-driven acquisition. With colleagues from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, he founded the open access journal “Collaborative Librarianship” and continues to serve as co-editor. He is also co-editor of the “Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences” 4th ed, and serves on editorial boards of several journals. An active member of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), he has served most recently as chair of the Collection Management Section. As co-chair of the NISO Recommended Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs Working Group, he was one of the lead authors of the recommended practices document. He writes and speaks regularly on implications of discovery service implementation and strategies for improving academic library collection development practices.
Twitter Handle: MLevCla
Judy Russell, University of Florida
Judith C. Russell is the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida. She was formerly the Managing Director, Information Dissemination and Superintendent of Documents, at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Russell previously served as Deputy Director of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) and as director of the Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services and Federal Depository Library Program at GPO. Russell also worked at Lexis-Nexis and other companies in the information industry. She holds an M.S. in Library Science from The Catholic University of America. Russell is the recipient of the NFAIS 2017 Miles Conrad Award.
Twitter Handle: JudyRussell