Networks and knowledge dissemination in Nordic Asian study institutions: continuing the project
See here for the AsiaPortal I project
For Asia Portal itself, see here.
For the phase II report, see here.
The basic idea is to offer an integrated set of services to support Open Access publication and research communication and dissemination within the Nordic Asia Research Community. This set of services will be developed as a case and model to be used by other small subject disciplines. The key concepts focus on promotion and awareness of open access to research outputs, financing models, harvesting methods and the relationship between institutional and subject repositories; identification of obstacles and needs for support functions in connection with parallel publishing, digitalization of older material, common access to databases and electronic journals and scientific collaboration among Nordic researchers and students.
Based on the considerable and important experiences obtained through the original project, the project’s aim is to implement a Web-based set of tools that will significantly increase access to and the visibility of Nordic Open Access publications. By using the Open Access platform build as part of AsiaPortal.info and undertaking further development of the Nordic Asia Studies joint approach to Open Access and research communication, the project will illustrate how Open Access models can be used as a means to solve problems of information dissemination and exchange of research outputs. The project aims to develop mechanisms to support the implementation of a common digital repository i.e. an Open Access archive that will include content such as post-print, pre-print, theses, manuals, teaching material, pod-casts, conference material, news, or other documents/material that NNC members wish to make publicly available through the public AsiaPortal.
The goal is to:
• Initiate further discussions and actions that will lead to greater knowledge about the joint NNC approach to Open Access thereby creating an Open Access model for Nordic Asian Studies.
• Create digitalization tools for dissemination of existing publications.
• Create harvesting tools for collection of publications from repositories and archives.
• Identify Open Access financing and sponsoring models.
• Create a knowledge-sharing and networking platform for easy publishing and access/presentation to information including fee-based and Asian language sources.
• Present models to used as inspiration for other subject disciplines.
During the project period, NIAS will facilitate two workshops with the aim of discussing a joint NNC to Open Access and research communication. The first workshop will take place in June 2009 as a two day technical workshop for librarians and others working with existing repositories and archives to engage different stakeholders in a discussion about challenges and possibilities for use of Asia scholarly publications stored in regional or local Open Access repositories, and the second will take place in November 2009 as a part of the annual NNC meeting for directors and researchers presenting possibilities and challenges.
• Copenhagen University Library
• Copenhagen Business School. Asia Research Centre
• Århus University
• Aalborg University
• Jyvaskyla University
• University of Tampere –
• Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration
• University of Akureyri
• University of Oslo, IKOS
• Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
• Chr. Michelsen Institute as representative for BORA
• Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU)
• Lund University. ELIN. Lund University Library
• Lund University. Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies
• Stockholm University
• Göteborg University
• Uppsala University
• Royal Institute of Technology
• Swedish School of Advanced Asia Pacific Studies (SSAAPS)