KB/BIBSAM och SUHF har gjort det, men Svensk Biblioteksförening har
ansett det viktigt att främja vetenskaplig informationsförsörjning inom
och yttra sig över EU studien:
Study on the Economic and Technical Evolution of the Scientific
Markets in Europe. Final Report - January 2006. Commissioned by
General for Research, European Commission
(ingen idé att söka efter den i Libris , men finns i Google)
Det är inget fel på föreningens handlingsprogram men viljan tycks
Klipp ur handlingsprogrammet:
Svensk Biblioteksförening ska främja vetenskaplig och samhällelig
Det förverkligas genom
- att föreningen informerar kommuner,landsting,statliga myndigheter
m.fl.om bibliotekens roll i samhällsinformationen.
- att föreningens kurser och nätverk stärker bibliotekens möjligheter
att utveckla informationsförsörjningen.
- att föreningen arbetar aktivt med upphovsrättsfrågor.
Sveriges Universitets- och Högskoleförbunds styrelse beslutade vid sitt
sammanträde den 31 maj om ett
yttrande över EU-rapporten:
The Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF) is taking an active
interest in the development of scientific and scholarly publishing. In a
study, “Pathways for Knowledge - the need for a common new strategic
orientation for universities and their libraries” from 2003 a support for
changes in the current publishing system was expressed. Among the motives
mentioned were the restrictions of access to scientific publications and
the excessive costs for higher education institutions. A working group
for information provision to higher education and research was then
appointed, and it further developed SUHF standpoints and activities on
scientific publishing. The SUHF in October 2004 signed the Berlin
Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.
In July 2005 the board of the SUHF also recommended its member
institutions to take the following steps to implement the Berlin
- Implement a policy that strongly recommends their researchers to
deposit a copy of their published articles in an open access repository.
- Encourage their researchers to publish their research articles in
open access journals where a suitable journal exists and provide the
support to enable that to happen.
The SUHF therefore welcomes the initiative from the Commission to study
the development of the scientific publication markets in Europe. The
study overall demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the whole
problem area. The SUHF will however restrict its contributions to
specific issues where it can build on earlier statements from the
The SUHF supports Recommendation A1. Guarantee public access to
publicly-funded research results shortly after publication, both action
(i) and (ii). It wants to stress that the ideal solution is immediate
public access. Even a shorter embargo period should be seen as an
exception to a rule. However, it would be acceptable to use the solution
proposed in the Federal Research Public Access Act recently introduced to
the US Senate by Senators Cornyn and Lieberman, which would mandate free
online access to the final version of the author’s peer-reviewed
manuscript "as soon as practicable, but not later than 6 months
after publication in peer-reviewed journals”.
The SUHF supports Recommendation A2. Aim at a ‘level playing field’ in
terms of business models in publishing. The SUHF supports the general
intention of the recommendation but also realizes that it will take some
further analysis and discussions to find the most suitable models in each
The SUHF supports Recommendation A3. ‘Extended quality’ rankings of
The SUHF is in general sympathetic to the ambitions expressed in
recommendations A4, A5, B1 and B2 but also realizes that the concrete
proposals here are outside the area of competence of the SUHF.
The SUHF supports the recommendation B 3, noting that Sweden does not
have the VAT problem and also noting that the situation of Swedish Social
Science and Humanities journals have been investigated in a recent Nordic
study which points to the need of support to make these journals easily
accessible on the web.
The SUHF also supports the recommendations C1 and C2.
This contribution was prepared by the SUHF working group for information
provision to higher education and research and taken by the Board of the
SUHF at its meeting May 31, 2006.
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