About This Survey

This survey aims to map the landscape of open access book publishing and dissemination among LIBER libraries.

For the purposes of this survey, “OA book” means “A long, academic and peer-reviewed work on a single topic normally written by a single author, and extended to also include peer-reviewed edited collections by multiple authors” (quote from the Knowledge Exchange landscape study). This survey would like to concentrate on publications that fit within the definition from KE, which does not include PhD theses or other ‘grey’ publishing.

The results of this survey will be shared during a pre-conference workshop “Open Access books in academic libraries”, ahead of LIBER’s 2019 Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

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* 2. Type of research library

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* 3. How many employees does your library have?

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* 4. What is your role in the organisation

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* 5. Which of the following activities related to Open Access books does your library currently practice or plan to adopt?

  We do this We are planning to do this We are not doing this, but it is relevant We don’t do this. It’s not relevant.
1. Library publishing of OA books (incl. own university press, OJS/OMP platform or publishing office)
2. Distribution of books via a repository (own publications, green OA or archive copies)
3. Providing library funding to pay for OA book author fees
4. Manage institutional funding to pay for OA book author fees
5. Supporting authors with technical advice on publishing OA books (i.e. formats, metadata)
6. Supporting authors with negotiating contracts or copyright issues
7. Providing training to authors about publishing OA books

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* 6. Which of the following activities related to Open Access books does your library currently practice or plan to adopt?

  We do this We are planning to do this We are not doing this, but it is relevant We don’t do this. It’s not relevant.
8. Including OA books in discovery services or library catalogues
9. Requiring providers to include OA content in services/products (e.g. discovery services, database providers etc.)
10. Systematically considering OA options when acquiring literature
11. Providing opportunities for skills development for staff on OA books (also as parts of Open Access or Open Science initiatives)
12. Funding or contributing to shared OA book-related infrastructures (DOAB, OAPEN, SCOSS etc.)
13. Funding or contributing to shared OA publishing initiatives or services (KU, OBP etc.)
14. Actively contributing to the creation of OA policies to include OA books (institutional, national or international)
15. Monitoring OA book publishing of your organisation (e.g. collecting publication data, usage, metrics etc.)

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* 7. Would you like to comment on any activity in the lists above? For example: are there reasons why you would not engage in workflows for OA books? Do any of activities seem especially relevant or irrelevant? If so, why?

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* 8. Are there activities (beyond those listed above) which your library undertakes to support the management, distribution or publication of OA books? Please elaborate.

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* 9. The suggested activities above may require further development of skills among librarians in your organisation. Which activities would you most like to learn more about, in order to build your OA monograph strategy?

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* 10. If you were to acquire more knowledge or resources related to OA monographs, what kind of support would you like LIBER to offer?

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* 11. When we report the results of the survey, we would like to identify which libraries have taken part. May we name your library as one of the respondents (individual answers will be anonymised)?

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* 12. I accept this survey collects data using LIBER's Privacy Policy and I agree my answer may be used in the mentioned research project. All output will be anonymised before publication, aside from the name of my library which will only be published with explicit permission given in question 11 above.

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* 13. To receive follow-up information about this survey directly (e.g., a copy of the report), please leave your email.

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