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The Open Access Interviews: Paul Royster, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Paul Royster is proud of what he has achieved with his institutional repository. Currently, it contains 73,000 full-text items, of which more than 60,000 are freely accessible to the world. This, says Royster, makes it the second largest institutional repository in the US, and it receives around 500,000 downloads per month, with around 30% of those going to international users. Unsurprisingly, Royster always assumed that he was in the vanguard of the OA movement, and that fellow OA advocates attached considerable value to the work he was doing. All this changed in 2012, when...Open and Shut?.
What do you think are the biggest challenges to the scientific community?
There are many aspects that currently make science an unattractive career to enter. We need urgently to make it more attractive to young people by enabling them to develop their own ideas, and that means giving them access to funding early in their career. The support of large groups should be tempered and more support given to individuals with great ideas and to those willing to tackle important and difficult ideas with uncertain outcomes.
Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, a Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Senior Researcher at Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Research Professor of Philosophy atEarlham College, and a non-practicing lawyer. His most recent book is Open Access(MIT Press 2012). For more information, see his home page.