Open Access -- A Survey for UT Faculty

<b>Please take our anonymous survey to help us gauge your interest in fostering an open access (OA) research and publishing environment at The University of Toledo. <p><p>Please respond by <i>Friday, February 28</i>.<p><p>**Respondents may choose to submit their contact information at the end of this one-page survey for the opportunity to win one of several prizes.</b>-- The Open Access Steering Committee and University Libraries.<p>
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    PART I. Open Access Questions. Please give us a sense of your existing views and experience regarding open access publishing.

    It's OK if you're not sure what open access (OA) publishing is. Just answer the best you can, based on your experiences.
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    Publishing in the most highly ranked journals in my field
    Getting my work out as quickly as possible
    Making my work available to as wide a readership as possible
    Publishing in the most appropriate journal for my discipline
    Being published in a peer-reviewed journal
    The ability to publish frequent updates to my ongoing research
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    copyright / protection of the intellectual property of my work
    disclosure of data that may be time-sensitive, privileged or proprietary
    permanence / stability / unambiguity of the final published version of my work
    formal recognition of my work as a scholarly product (i.e., for promotion/tenure purposes)
    discoverability of my work in search engines / indexes / databases / repositories
    financial burden associated with OA publishing (who is responsible for covering this cost? author? institution? funding agency?)
    legitimacy of intended publisher (is it really OA? is it a vanity publisher? is it a scam?)
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    PART II. Institutional Repository (IR) Questions

    An institutional repository (IR) collects, preserves and increases the visibility of the intellectual and creative output of a university's faculty, researchers and students. What would you like to see an IR do at The University of Toledo? To the best of your understanding, please indicate your opinion for the following eight (8) statements. For IR roles/activities we have not listed, please indicate your thoughts in the general comments section at the end of this survey. To see what other universities are doing with their institutional repositories, please visit: digitalcommons.bepress.com/subscriber_gallery (link will be provided again at survey completion).
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    Thank you for taking our survey!

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