Electronic publishing



Report

Report on enhancing services to preserve new forms of scholarship

This report describes preservation activities, methods and context for the 'Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship' project. Digital preservation institutions, libraries and university presses examined a variety of enhanced digital publications and identified which features can be preserved at scale using tools currently...
Discussion paper

Review of the Copyright Act 1994: issues paper

The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has released this issues paper on the Copyright Act review, signalling the first stage of public consultation on the copyright regime.
Journal article

The world’s approach toward publishing in Springer and Elsevier’s APC-funded Open Access journals

This study explored tendencies of the world’s countries—at individual and scientific development levels—toward publishing in APC-funded open access journals. Given the reliance of the APC (Article Processing Costs) model on authors’ affluence and motivation, its affordability and sustainability have been challenged.
Report

Australian book publishers in the global industry: survey method and results

The book publishing landscape has changed considerably in recent years, with a rise in the popularity of self-publishing, the entry and growth of new, 'fee-for-service' presses, and the availability of self-publishing platforms on booksellers’ online sites.
Briefing paper

Review of Copyright Online Infringement Amendment: consultation paper

The Online Infringement Amendment (OIA) enables a copyright owner to apply to the Federal Court to block access to an online location operated outside Australia with the primary purpose of infringing (or facilitating infringement of) copyright content. This review supports the Australian government’s commitment to...
Dataset

Information and research for policy and practice: survey of producing organisations data

Survey data on 155 organisations producing research and information for policy and practice. The survey aimed to gather data that would help understand how information and research is produced and disseminated as grey literature for impact and influence on public interest issues.
Journal article

A journal is a club: a new economic model for scholarly publishing

A new economic model for the analysis of scholarly publishing – journal publishing in particular – is proposed that draws on club theory. The standard approach builds on market failure in the private production (by research scholars) of a public good (new scholarly knowledge). In...
Article

Practicing what you preach: evaluating access of open access research

The open access movement seeks to encourage all researchers to make their works openly available and free of paywalls so more people can access their knowledge. Yet some researchers who study open access (OA) continue to publish their work in paywalled journals and fail to...
Conference paper

Grey literature publishing in public policy: production and management, costs and benefits

This paper looks at the production of grey literature for public policy and practice where the changes enabled by computers and the internet are causing a hidden revolution in the dissemination of knowledge and evidence.
Conference paper

Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Electronic Publishing

Intended to generate discussion and debate on the potential and limitations of openness, this publication addresses the current challenges and opportunities in the ecosystem of Open Science, and explores how to move forward in developing an inclusive system that will work for a much broader...
Journal article

Advancing an open ethos with open peer review

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.
Journal article

Publication patterns of U.S. academic librarians and libraries from 2003 to 2012

This study investigated contributions to the peer-reviewed library and information science (LIS) journal literature by U.S. academic librarian (USAL) authors over a ten-year period (2003–2012).
Commentary

Think again before you post online those pics of your kids

You might think it’s cute to snap a photo of your toddler running around in a playground or having a temper tantrum, and then posting it on social media. But did you ever think it might be a mistake, or even illegal? As adults, we...
Article

Facebook can no longer be ‘I didn’t do it’ boy of global media

In this article, Emily Bell, the director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School discusses the need for Facebook to take greater responsibility for its media publishing policies.
Commentary

Social media and defamation law pose threats to free speech, and it’s time for reform

Recent discussion about freedom of speech in Australia has focused almost exclusively on Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. For some politicians and commentators, 18C is the greatest challenge to freedom of speech in Australia and the reform or repeal of this section will...
Journal article

Evaluating the impact of open access at Berkeley: results from the 2015 survey of Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) funding recipients

This article outlines the results from a qualitative study of individuals who had received Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) funding.
Audio

Writing wrongs: plagiarism and self publishing

Many people dream of writing a best-selling book, but not many of them actually have a runaway success in them. In the past, budding author’s spent months, sometimes years, slaving over a typewriter or PC trying to produce something worthy of a Ludlum, King or...
Conference paper

Digital curation of public policy resources: discovery, access and management for policy and practice

This paper discusses public policy and grey literature use and management and the work of Australian Policy Online (now Analysis & Policy Observatory) in developing its open access document and data digital library. It presents research on use, production and collection of policy publications and...
Report

Disruption and innovation in the Australian book industry: case studies of trade and education publishers

The disruption and structural transformation underway in the global book industry is well known. Major changes include the development of technology which enables digital publishing, distribution and retailing; the entry of disruptive players including Amazon, Google and Apple; the introduction of hand-held digital reading platforms...
Journal article

Examining the impact of the National Institutes of Health public access policy on the citation rates of journal articles

Purpose To examine whether National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded articles that were archived in PubMed Central (PMC) after the release of the 2008 NIH Public Access Policy show greater scholarly impact than comparable articles not archived in PMC. Methods