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  • 1. Scholarly communication in networked environment: problems and prospects Vimal kumar V. Asian School of Business Technopark Trivandrum
  • 2. Scholarly communication
    • The peer reviewed literature published upon completion of research.
    • -Rowlands and Huntington
    • Scholarly communication is the method and route by which academic information is passed from author to the reader, via various intermediaries such as libraries and publishers.
    • -The Library Service, University College London
  • 3. Functions of Scholarly Communication
    • Registration
    • Certification
    • Awareness
    • Archiving
    • Rewarding
    • Herbert Van de Sompel
  • 4. Problem Statement
    • Copyright
    • High subscription rates
    • Delays in getting print version
    • Increasing number of journals
    • Access of technology
  • 5. Advantages of publishing in WWW
    • Low cost
    • Fast publication
    • Fast review process
    • Easy distribution
    • Multimedia support
    • Easy update
    • Hypertext
    • More collaborative features
  • 6. New scholarly publication models
    • Open access journals
    • Institutional repositories
    • Blog
    • Podcasting
    • Wiki
  • 7. Open Access
    • Free availability of peer-reviewed literature on the public internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles.
    • Open access outlets
      • Open access journals
      • Institutional repositories
  • 8. Open Access Journals
    • A journal which is freely available online worldwide and does not rely upon the traditional subscription based business model to generate revenue.
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  • 11. Institutional repositories
    • A publicly accessible repository (archive) where all the work published by researchers/authors affiliated with the university/academy can be posted online.
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  • 14. Blog
    • Blog, short for web log, an online, regularly updated journal or newsletter that is readily accessible to the general public by virtue of being posted on a website. Blogs typically report and comment on topics of interest to the author.
  • 15. Features of blogging
    • Speedy feedback
    • Facilitating connections between users
    • Healthy discussions
    • Free to the reader
    • No need for a central publisher
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  • 18. Wiki
    • Wiki is a collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.
    • It can be used to create a knowledge base encouraging collaboration of experts in a particular area.
    • Fetures
      • Easy editing
      • Collaborative platform for knowledge creation
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  • 22. Podcast
    • Podcasting is delivering audio content to iPods and other portable media players on demand, so that it can be listened to at the user’s convenience.
    • Advantages
      • Very little investment
      • Easy broadcasting
      • On demand broadcast
      • Low demand of bandwidth
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  • 26. Problems with scholarly communication in WWW
    • Community acceptance
    • Funding
    • Technical
    • Competition and secrecy
  • 27. New hopes
    • Cry for access of public funded research output
        • Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA).
        • EC Open Access Petition
    • Open access in India
    • Author addendums
    • Growing number of open access journals
  • 28. Thanks Vimal kumar V Asian School of Business Technopark Trivandrum