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Oa rev and scholarly book rev

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Oa rev and scholarly book rev

  1. 1. OA and scholarly books, the Australian landscape - Ross Coleman Director, Collections, Digital and eScholarship University of Sydney Library
  2. 2. Resisting the tide 2
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  4. 4. › OA is more than free ebooks, also more nuanced › Integrated landscape of scholarly communication › Opportunities and imperatives in the Australian landscape 4
  5. 5. Integrated landscape of scholarly communication › Networking technologies – new opportunities/potential for innovation › Traditional publishing ‘crisis’ – production, distribution, business, sustainability › Publishing alternatives – including library-based publishers › Need for global impact and reach › Government policies – funding mandates, ERA, HERDC › eResearch infrastructure and services › Market/audience/research gaps and needs › Changing research practices and new modes and expressions of knowledge › New partnership and collaborations for experimentation 5
  6. 6. Government view - defining the research monograph 6
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  10. 10. The landscape is one of scholarly climate change › Purpose of scholarly publishing – to maximise the reach, profile and impact of Australian scholarship › Traditional scholarly/academic publishing in trouble and dysfunctional – gaps in publishing › New payers filing the vacuum – library based publishers › Business models - hybrid models › Who owns the copyright? › Opportunities to integrate with eResearch infrastructure and services 10
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  12. 12. Library based publishing 12
  13. 13. Global access and profile › “Australian university presses have an important role of providing access to scholarly works for non-academic readers. And Open Access publishing by Australian universities has also contributed to the high international access of this nation’s research (over 65% of downloads of open access Australian university press books are from overseas).” › Roxanne Missingham, The death of the academic book and the path to Open Access, The Conversation, 22 October 2013 13
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  20. 20. Publishing and research support eResearch Publishing Profile and impact 20
  21. 21. › Thank you › r.coleman@sydney.edu.au 21

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