Events
Events
2018
The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018
"Roadmap for Open Access : The Road to OA2020"
Date&Time November 9, 2018 / 13:00-17:25
Place National Institute of Informatics, 12F 1208 & 1210 Conference Room

The event was held on November 9, 2018. 102 people participated.


Some videos and slides are available on the program. The other slides are available only on Japanese version page. Documents and SPARC Japan NewsLetter will be published soon.

The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018

The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018

The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018

The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018

The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018

The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018

The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018

The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018

The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018

Outline
"Every single scholar articles published all over the world can be open access immediately." Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) concluded so in 2015, meanwhile universities have no other choice but to cancel journals one after another because of the constant journal price increasing. MPDL compared current worldwide spending on subscriptions with estimated worldwide Article Processing Charge (APC) spending on open access publications, and concluded that an APC-based model could be more beneficial in the total spending. MPDL calls on the world to transit from the current subscription-based model to an APC-based open access model in step. An initiative "OA2020" based on this concept was established in 2016, 109 organizations from all over the world have signed the Expression of Interest. In Japan, Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE) and Researchers Group of Solid State Physics Japan signed it.

This initiative boosts experimental actions of withdrawing from current subscription-based model and of new models which make open access possible. Mainly in Europe several types of offsetting agreements have been designed. For example, institutions are able to pay the total cost of APCs beforehand instead of authors individually paid APCs, then get the subscription costs or APCs for their affiliated authors discounted. However these offsetting models requires additional expenses during the transition period, and we still keep looking for the sustainable open access model to realize what OA2020 pursue in each country and community. In Japan, JUSTICE and some universities start to investigate on the amount of APCs which they actually spend. We are in the stage that we start to build a new open access model.

The purpose of this seminar is to provide the opportunity to share information which helps for librarians and researchers to learn basic ideas on OA2020 and its roadmaps to drive open access as a reference, and to think ways of transition to suitable open access model in Japan.
Program
Moderator:Yuki Ishiyama (Department of Libraries and information, Hitotsubashi University)
Time

Title

Speaker

Video

*the others are here in Japanese

Slides

*the others are here in Japanese

13:00-13:05

Opening Greeting / Outline

Yuki Ishiyama
(Department of Libraries and information, Hitotsubashi University)

 *

 

13:05-14:45

The OA2020 Roadmap to Open Access

Ralf Schimmer
(Head of Information Provision, Max Planck Digital Library)

video
YouTube


Creative Commons License

pdf slides Creative Commons License

14:45-14:55

Break

14:55-15:35

Transformation from Subscription Model to Open Access Model: Challenges for the Future of JUSTICE

[Abstract]

Midori Ichiko
(Mita Media Center, Keio University)

 *

 *

15:35-15:40

Break

15:40-16:20

Obstacles Preventing Promotion of OA: A View of One Life Scientist

[Abstract]

Noriko Osumi
(Vice President, Tohoku University; Director, University Library, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine)

 *

 *

16:20-16:40

Break

16:40-17:20

Panel Discussion

[[ Moderator ]]
*Koichi Ojiro
(Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform, National Institute of Informatics)

[[ Panelist ]]
*Ralf Schimmer
(Head of Information Provision, Max Planck Digital Library)

*Midori Ichiko
(Mita Media Center, Keio University)

*Noriko Osumi
(Vice President, Tohoku University; Director, University Library, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine)

video
YouTube


Creative Commons License

 *

17:20-17:25

Closing

Kazuko Egawa
(National Institute of Informatics)

 *

 

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Speaker
Ralf Schimmer (Head of Information Provision, Max Planck Digital Library)

Ralf Schimmer leads the licensing strategy of the Max Planck Digital Library, serving the Society’s 80+ advanced research institutes. A champion of open access in scholarly communications, he chaired the Governing Council of SCOAP3 (2014-2016), serves on many international boards and is project lead for the Open Access 2020 Initiative.

Midori Ichiko (Mita Media Center, Keio University)

Midori Ichiko is Administrative Director of the Mita Media Center, Keio University. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE) and the SPARC Japan Governing Board.

Noriko Osumi (Vice President, Tohoku University; Director, University Library, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine)

Prof. Osumi has graduated Tokyo Medical and Dental University, been given PhD thesis from the same university, and now is a professor of Tohoku University School of Medicine since 1998. She has been appointed Vice President in charge of public relation, promoting diversity, and President of University Library from April 2018. Her research background is developmental biology, and she has interest in brain development, evolution, and disease.

Koichi Ojiro (Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform, National Institute of Informatics)

Project researcher, Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform, National Institute of Informatics. He started his career as a librarian at the Nagoya University Library in 1983 and has worked for Tokyo Institute of Technology Library, National Diet Library, Chiba University Libraries, National Institute of Informatics, Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE), and the University of Tokyo Library System. He has an incumbent position since April 2017.

Yuki Ishiyama (Department of Libraries and information, Hitotsubashi University)

Serials Section, Library Affairs Division, Department of Libraries and Information, Hitotsubashi University since April 2017. Master of the Information Resource Management Course, the School of Library and Infromation Science, Keio University. She belongs to the working group for negotiation with publishers and the team for coping with OA2020 in JUSTICE.

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Abstract
The OA2020 Roadmap to Open Access
(Ralf Schimmer)

Over the last 20 years, "open access" has been adopted as an underlying principle in a vast number of national and international research and funding policies. In this time, many new institutional and disciplinary repositories have been established and new open access journals and publishing platforms have been created. However, despite these important and worthy efforts, over 80% of today's scholarly journals are still locked behind paywalls, with enormous implications for science and for the funds invested in scholarly communication: restrictions on use and re-use of scholarly articles severely limit the potential of research in today’s digital environment and the money invested in scholarly communication remains locked in big deal subscriptions and cannot flow to the publishing services today's scholars want and need. Based on data analyses conducted by the Max Planck Digital Library and described in their widely-read White Paper, "Disrupting the subscription journals' business model for the necessary large-scale transformation to open access" (http://dx.doi.org/10.17617/1.3), a rapid transformation of the subscription system is possible without compromising the academic freedom of researchers, without weakening publishing services and without further monetary investment. The Open Access 2020 Initiative (OA2020) is an opportunity for individual institutions and national library consortia to align strategies on a global scale, and the OA2020 roadmap provides an evidence-based approach to the open access transition in which libraries play a vital role today and in the future. Already national library consortia, with the full support of authors and administration, are making significant progress in their roadmaps, paving the way for others to join in OA2020 and be part of the transformation.

Transformation from Subscription Model to Open Access Model: Challenges for the Future of JUSTICE
(Midori Ichiko)

JUSTICE is a consortium composed of 540 national, public and private university libraries. Since JUSTICE was established in 2011, it has focused mainly on negotiating subscription fees for e-journals, as well as terms of use. Although JUSTICE activities can reduce their fees to some extent, it is no longer possible to continue with subscriptions, even for larger universities. In August 2016, JUSTICE signed the OA2020 Expression of Interest as a way to remedy the situation, and decided to fully incorporate OA into the e-journal agreement (OA model). It is impossible for JUSTICE alone to speed up OA and realize the OA model. It is necessary to gain better understanding between researchers, university managers, funding organizations, publishers and the public. In this seminar, I would like to discuss the strategy of the OA model realization in light of the problems e-journals have in supporting research and education, which should be the basis of a sustainable society.

Obstacles Preventing Promotion of OA: A View of One Life Scientist
(Noriko Osumi)

Open access (OA) of academic papers as research results can promote sharing knowledge and leading to progress in academics. Institutional repositories are established in universities, and the number of OA journals has been increased worldwide. However, the path to OA is rather slow in Japan. What prevents the promotion of OA? From the standpoint of Vice President of Tohoku University, a research university, and Director of the University Library, as well as of a working life scientist, I would like to raise issues in promotion of OA and discuss what kind of roadmap can be drawn in Japan.

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