What's New and Exciting in Scholarly Publishing

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  • What's New and Exciting in Scholarly Publishing

    1. 1. The New World of Scholarly Publishing Gwendolyn Ebbett
    2. 2. Issues: <ul><li>The Scholarly Publishing World </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons it is this way </li></ul><ul><li>How it is progressing </li></ul>
    3. 3. Enter:SPARC <ul><li>Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (est. 1998) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.arl.org /SPARC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ enhancing broad and cost-effective access to peer-reviewed scholarship” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SPARC/CARL: </li></ul><ul><li>The Create Change initiative </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is… <ul><li>Open Access? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software: e.g. E-Prints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freely available published material </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What is… <ul><li>An Open Archive? www.openarchives.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Los Alamos National Laboratory/Cornell University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.arXiv.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELSSS, the EL ectronic S ociety for S ocial S cientists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.elsss.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ian Lancashire’s home page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://chass.utoronto.ca/~ian/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TVnews archive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// tvnews.vanderbilt.edu / </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. What is… <ul><li>An Institutional Repository? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Montreal http:// papyrus.bib.umontreal.ca / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Windsor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cowboy.uwindsor.ca:8089/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts Institute of Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.Dspace.org / </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Solution: The Role of Libraries <ul><li>Libraries are the logical place for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Displaying metadata - ensuring operability between research centres around the world </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Synergies <ul><li>CARL proposal to CFI </li></ul>
    9. 9. Resources <ul><li>SPARC’s Institutional Repositories documents online </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.arl.org/sparc/core/index.asp?page=m0 </li></ul><ul><li>CARL Backgrounder on the OAi </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.carl-abrc.ca / projects/ scholarly/ open_archives.PDF </li></ul>
    10. 10. Wrap Up <ul><li>Output – availability – evaluation – rewards…open access can help </li></ul><ul><li>Scholars’ challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd world knowledge needs </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright – not a stone wall </li></ul><ul><li>Data liberation – collective activity </li></ul><ul><li>Who pays? Nothing is free </li></ul><ul><li>Crossroads </li></ul>
    11. 11. Questions,Comments Discussion <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>

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