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Main categories for classifying resources for OASIS:

1.      Policies
1.1     Institutional
1.1.1   New policies declared
1.1.2   Wording of policies

1.2     Funders
1.2.1   National-level funders (e.g. research councils)
1.2.2   International-level funders (e.g. big charities)
1.2.3   Other funders (Ann, some sensible ways to subclassify this category may become apparent in time)

1.3     Governments

2.  Lobbying activities
E.g.Keeping track of developments like the fight to get the NIH mandate through Congress last autumn. Document similar struggles elsewhere.

3.  Copyright (to do with OA rather than anything at all on copyright)
    3.1   Author addenda
    3.2   Licenses to publish
    3.3   Creative Commons/Science Commons
    3.4   Berkman Center online course on rights (Ann, this is being developed and will no doubt pop up from time to time)

4.   Advocacy for OA
    4.1   Materials and resources
    4.2   Reasons for advocacy
    4.3   New campaigns
    4.4   Adding to old campaigns
    4.5   Success stories
    4.6   Failure and setback stories
    4.7   Events and conferences

5.   Resource discovery
    5.1   Directories of repositories
5.2   OAIster developments
5.3   Google Scholar developments
5.4   Microsoft Live Academic developments
5.5    Object Exchange framework
5.9    Other
6.   Technologies
    6.1   Repository software developments
    6.2   Search and retrieve
6.3   Citation indexes and analysis
6.4   Semantic technologies
6.5   Web 2.0 tools
        6.5.1   Wikis and blogs with OA content
        6.5.2   Wikis and blogs to do special things with OA content
        6.5.3   OA blog examples (like OpenWetWare)
   
7.   Research assessment/evaluation metrics
    7.1   Developments in metrics (i.e. new metrics, new rankings)
    7.2   Announcements about, or adoption of, new metrics by governments (UK and Oz are foremost here, but watch for Brazil amongst others rolling up to the starting blocks)
    7.3   Journal impact factor and other things coming from ISI

8.   Research impact
    8.1   Evidence for increased impact with OA

9.   OA journals (‘gold’ OA)
    9.1   New OAJ launches    
9.2   Conversion to OA model
        9.2.1   Commercial publishers
        9.2.2   Society publishers
9.3   Business model examples or studies
9.4   Article processing charges (levels of)
 
10.  OA repositories
    10.1   Interoperability
10.2   Services for repositories
    10.3   Institutional
            10.3.1   Advocacy
            10.3.2   Business case and models
            10.3.3   Development of
            10.3.4   Content collection
            10.3.5   Marketing
    10.4   Central, subject-based

10.   OA monographs and text books
    10.1   Evidence for increased sales as a result of OA
    10.2   Publishers of
    10.3   OA trends
    10.4   Business models
   
11.   University presses
    11.1   Business models
    11.2   Open access
    11.3   Revitalisation

12.   Cyberinfrastructure and e-research

13.   Open Data
    13.1   Policies
    13.2   Examples
    13.3   Initiatives

14.   OA collections and databases (e.g. taxonomy records, biodiversity databases, genome databases, agricultural record,…)

16.    Subjects

16.1    Arts and humanities
16.2    Life Sciences
16.3    Physical Sciences
16.4    Social sciences

17.    Professional development and OA

18.    Open education

19    Regions (Using Google Map)

19.1    Australia/New Zealand
19.2    Europe
19.3    Asia
19.4    Middle East
19.5    Africa
19.6    North America
19.7    Central and Southern America

 

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