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Innovation in Scholarly Communication

Containing resources about scholarly communication, academic publishing, open access, and related topics, this collection promotes openness and innovation in research dissemination and is supported by the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and APO.

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Innovation in Scholarly Communication

Evaluation

01 Nov 2017

This report presents findings from a mixed methods study involving qualitative interviews and a heuristic analysis of the Horticulture Industry Network’s (HIN’s) website. Interviews were conducted with key stakeholders in January 2017 to explore participants...

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Journal article

25 Oct 2017

INTRODUCTION 

Graduate students sometimes express consternation about whether the presence of their dissertation in an open access institutional repository (IR) will harm their chances of being able to publish the manuscript as a book. Several studies have addressed the question from...

Article

20 Sep 2017

Open access (OA) is a contested term with a complicated history and a variety of understandings. This rich history is routinely ignored by institutional, funder and governmental policies that instead enclose the concept and promote narrow approaches to OA. This article presents a genealogy of...

Discussion paper

15 Sep 2017

For over a decade, the U.S. Copyright Office and other groups have explored the operation of section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (exceptions for libraries and archives) with an eye toward updating the provision for the digital age. After more recent study and review, the Copyright Office is...

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Journal article

24 Aug 2017

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Introduction: The popularity of academic social networks like ResearchGate and Academia.edu indicates that scholars want to share their work, yet for universities with Open Access (OA) policies, these sites may be competing with institutional...

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Blog post

15 Aug 2017

Much of the rhetoric around the future of scholarly communication hinges on the “open” label. In light of Elsevier’s recent acquisition of bepress and the announcement that, owing to high fees, an established mathematics journal’s editorial team will split from its publisher to start an open...

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Journal article

13 Aug 2017

‘Predatory publishing’ refers to conditions under which gold open access academic publishers claim to conduct peer review and charge for their publishing services but do not, in fact, actually perform such reviews. Most prominently exposed in recent years by Jeffrey Beall, the phenomenon garners...

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Journal article

02 Aug 2017

Despite growing interest in Open Access (OA) to scholarly literature, there is an unmet need for large-scale, up-to-date, and reproducible studies assessing the prevalence and characteristics of OA. We address this need using oaDOI, an open online service that determines OA status for 67 million...

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Report

06 Jul 2017

A new wave of university presses is emerging. Common characteristics are that they are open access (OA), digital first, library-based, and they often offer a smaller set of services than a traditional publisher, blurring the line between publisher and platform. In tandem, a small but notable...

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Journal article

03 Jul 2017

In many ways, developments in information and communication technology (ICT) and open access have disrupted inequities in academic publishing and global information flows. However, efforts to fully globalize and democratize information demand intentional efforts to involve and center...

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Journal article

28 Jun 2017

In the evolving landscape of scholarly communication, librarians not only spend countless hours educating researchers about copyright, subscription licensing, classroom use, author’s agreements, and open access, but they also pay enormous subscription fees to publishers. This is potentially the...

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Journal article

16 Jun 2017

Objective – In order to inform a library service related to creating and maintaining online scholarly profiles, we sought to assess the knowledge base and needs of our academic communities. Participants were queried about use, issues, and attitudes toward scholarly profile and altmetric tools,...

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Conference paper

08 Jun 2017

Twenty-one years ago, the term ‘electronic publishing’ promised all manner of potential that the Web and network technologies could bring to scholarly communication, scientific research and technical innovation. Over the last two decades, tremendous developments have indeed taken place across...

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Report

31 May 2017

It has long been accepted that national energis are generally dedicated to implementing Open Access to publications before attention turns to research data, not least because of the potential penalties for non-compliance with funder mandates, which are rare in the data realm. This study found...

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Journal article

18 May 2017

INTRODUCTION 

Open access (OA) citation effect studies have looked at a number of disciplines but not yet the field of communication studies. This study researched how communication studies fare with the open access citation effect, as well as whether researchers follow...

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Journal article

16 May 2017

Establishing Publication Services in the library at the University of Graz did more than broaden the service portfolio of the library. A convergence of expertise at the library, needs of researchers at the university, and ongoing changes in scholarly communication also contributed to the...

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Audio interview

16 May 2017

Scientists have never been more political. As their research organisations face budget cuts and their research faces interference from governments, many have taken to the streets in protest to remind the community of the importance of scientific research.

That message usually cuts through...

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Audio podcast

12 May 2017

The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest has become a symbolic battleground between liberal internationalism and a rising tide of populist nationalism.

Its future is under threat after the Hungarian government, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, announced new higher education...

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Journal article

01 May 2017

As most librarians are well aware, open access and scholarly communication have been and will continue to be hot button issues. But what is a librarian’s role within the library? What about out in the greater world of scholarly communication? How do we ensure the changes we wish to see? To...

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Journal article

28 Apr 2017

The author discusses the rise of an open ethos in LIS and makes the case for shifting to an open peer review process for LIS journals.

Open source. Open access. Open data. Open notebooks. Open government. Open educational resources. Open access workflows. To be open is to have a...

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