Open Knowledge

Containing resources about scholarly communication, academic publishing, open access, and related topics, this collection promotes openness and innovation in research dissemination.

This collection is part of the ARC LIEF grant 2018 - 2019.

Open Knowledge

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29 Nov 2018

CAUL and the AOASG have released this joint statement about the importance of Open Scholarship. The statement responds to recommendations in the Australian Government Funding Arrangements for non-NHMRC Research report recently released by the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training.

Journal article

15 Nov 2018

There is a growing concern in the humanities over ‘inhumane’ working conditions and practices that are damaging to scholars and the disciplines they work in. In recent years, tremendous institutional and governmental pressure has been placed upon university departments to show return on investment (ROI)...

Working paper

31 Oct 2018

This paper looks at a number of recent factors which have affected universities. Some trends like the tremendous growth in participation in higher education worldwide and the equally rapid growth in investment in R&D indicate progress and reasons for optimism. Yet the context of higher...

Briefing paper

A snapshot of challenges and gaps
29 Oct 2018

The digital preservation ecology is rich with many initiatives and significant contributors. Rather than making broad generalisations, this paper aims to provide a snapshot of what is going through the minds of a selected group of individuals with expertise and responsibility in the related program...

Report

A selection of analyses and articles about open data, curated by Figshare
22 Oct 2018

Figshare's annual report looks at global attitudes towards open data. It includes survey results of researchers and a collection of articles from industry experts.

Journal article

5 Oct 2018

In the last decade, a significant number of institutions have adopted open access (OA) policies. Many of those working with OA policies are tasked with measuring policy compliance. This article reports on a survey of Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) members designed to...

Journal article

4 Oct 2018

This paper discusses the use of identifiers in research evaluation—for individuals, their contributions, and the organizations that sponsor them and fund their work.

Journal article

3 Oct 2018

This article provides practical, relationship-driven options for increasing librarians’ engagement with graduate students.

Draft report

25 Sep 2018

This draft report summarises the major findings and recommendations from the open science project conducted at the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi.

Article

20 Sep 2018

Web archives have been used as evidence in court cases and in the court of public opinion—often to hold politicians and governments accountable for things they have said in the past.

Report

A white paper of the MIT Ad Hoc Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s research
7 Sep 2018

This MIT white paper, examines efforts in the United States and in Europe to make research and scholarship openly and freely available, provides a backdrop to the ongoing work of the taskforce - identifying new, updated, or revised open access policies and practices.

Thesis

Doctoral thesis submitted for completion of a PhD in English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London
3 Sep 2018

This thesis makes a contribution to the knowledge of open access through a historically and theoretically informed account of contemporary open access policy in the UK (2010–15).

Journal article

1 Sep 2018

This research found that university researchers cite only a fraction of journals purchased by their libraries, that this fraction is decreasing, and that the cost per cited journal has increased. These findings reveal how academic publishers use various strategies to increase sales and profits in...

Journal article

31 Aug 2018

This commentary examines political and economic aspects of open access (OA) and scholarly journal publishing. Through a discourse of critique, neoliberalism is analyzed as an ideology causing many problems in the scholarly journal publishing industry, including the serials crisis.

Journal article

31 Aug 2018

This case study details a multi-year collaboration between librarians and graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder aimed at the development and adoption of a campus OA policy.

Journal article

22 Aug 2018

Scholarly communication has tremendous potential to help build and sustain a democratic society. Nevertheless, in our race to the crossroads of scholarly communication and democracy, it is important to examine this work through the critical lens of broader librarian professional values—with particular attention to democracy...

Report

30 Jul 2018

This White Paper draws on experiences from OPERAS partners to illustrate researchers’ concerns and to develop a guide with FAQs and solutions to address these issues. The White Paper concludes with advocacy suggestion sheets tailored to different stakeholders involved in Open Access in the social...

Report

30 Jul 2018

The White Paper on Common Standards comprises desk research and identifies key operational and technical aspects to be addressed by digital research infrastructures and service providers. It particularly sketches the landscape of Open Science in Europe, focusing on the policy framework and the institutional initiatives...

Report

30 Jul 2018

Scholarly publication is indisputably boosted by the use of the English language. However, the need to publish in English in order to get visibility and recognition represents an impoverishment of certain research fields, particularly in Social Sciences and Humanities.

Report

30 Jul 2018

This paper analyses the pros and cons of different models, and concludes with some suggestions for ways of bringing greater stability and sustainability to Open Access publishing models.