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[InetBib] Invitation to the SOAP Symposium - What publishers offer, what researchers want - January 13th, Berlin, Germany
- Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 07:20:21 +0200
- From: polydoratou@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: [InetBib] Invitation to the SOAP Symposium - What publishers offer, what researchers want - January 13th, Berlin, Germany
The SOAP Symposium.
Study of Open Access Publishing. What publishers offer, what researchers want.
Facts for publishers, funding agencies and libraries.
The SOAP project (Study of Open Access Publishing http://soap-fp7.eu),
describes and analyses the open access publishing landscape as well as
exploring the risks and opportunities of the transition to open access
publishing for libraries, publishers and funding agencies. The project
partners would like to invite you to the SOAP Symposium
on January 13th, 2010 in Berlin, at the Harnack House (the day after
the APE2011 conference)
Attendance is free but registration is mandatory at
This event will present the final results of SOAP. Definitive facts
about open access publishing with in-depth analysis will foster a
lively debate between key stakeholders who will elaborate on these
The audience for this event are publishers (open access and not)
(re-)considering their business models, libraries considering
financial steps for the support of open access, funding agencies and
policy makers evaluating options for open access publishing. And of
course anyone with a keen interest in this transformative disruption
in scholarly communication.
Over its two-years duration, the project has performed the most
detailed study so far of the current supply and success of gold open
access journals, publishers and models, spotlighting the amazing
difference between large and small publishing houses and learned
societies, licensing practices and business models. (A summary of
results is available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.0506).
The project performed a comprehensive survey of opinions and attitudes
on open access of 50000 researchers across all disciplines and around
the world. This largest survey to date shows that "one size does not
fit all", and there is a myriad factors that libraries, publishers and
funding agencies have to consider to trace a path through these
shifting sands (Preliminary results were presented at COASP 2010:
By the time of the workshop, the ?demand? for open access publishing
and the ?supply? will have been further analysed with further input
from leaders in the field, presenting a picture of open access, and
well established facts, on which to base decisions shaping the
scholarly communication of the future.
The event will also celebrate the release in the public domain of the
data collected by the SOAP survey, with a hands-on workshop for those
interested in mining this valuable resource for further re-use.
Note: The project is funded by the European Commission and comprises
publishers (BioMed Central, SAGE Publication Ltd., Springer Science
and Business Media), research institutions (CERN - European
Organization for Nuclear Research, Max Planck Society) and funding
agencies (STFC - Science & Technology Facilities Council UK).
On behalf of the SOAP consortium,
Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.