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Springtime for publishers - 20120711

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Presentation to NRC Research Press / Canadian Science Publishing; modified version of May 28, 2012 presentation to CALJ.

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Springtime for publishers - 20120711

  1. 1. Spring 2
  2. 2. Awareness: Open Accesshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/communityfriend/2342578485/ 3
  3. 3. Open Access (2)• http://thecostofknowledge.com/ 12,319• We The People petition 28,066• US Federal Research Public Access Act• (Harvard) Faculty Advisory Council Memorandum on Journal Pricing • “Consider submitting articles to open-access journals, or to ones that have reasonable, sustainable subscription costs; move prestige to open access” 4
  4. 4. Open Access (3)• “I realise this move to open access presents a challenge and opportunity for your industry, as you have historically received funding by charging for access to a publication. Nevertheless that funding model is surely going to have to change…. To try to preserve the old model is the wrong battle to fight.” 5
  5. 5. Certification: Peer Review• Pre-review• Traditional review• Post-review 6
  6. 6. Archiving: Data Curation & Data Repositories• Linking of datasets is key; more and more repositories providing DOIs for data 7
  7. 7. Rewarding: Impact Factor; Alternative Metrics• Impact Factor becoming less... Impactful• Many alternative metrics, including article- level metrics • #altmetrics • http://article-level-metrics.plos.org/ 8
  8. 8. Technology 9
  9. 9. What Can You Do? (1) 10http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramkarthik/4022566308/
  10. 10. Monitoring: Blogs to Read• LSE Impact Blog• T. Scott Plutchak• Scholarly Kitchen• Science in the Open• Michael Nielsen 11
  11. 11. Monitoring: Journals to Watch• PLoS • PLoS ONE• eLife • “We commit to serving authors and advancing careers in science. At eLife, Publishing is just the beginning.”• PeerJ • “The $99 Sustainable Model” 12
  12. 12. Be Small• Small is good• Agility• Experimentation 13
  13. 13. Be Big• Open Source• Off-the-shelf software (COTS)• “The Cloud” 14
  14. 14. A Fad? 15http://www.flickr.com/photos/toastkid/5172547797/
  15. 15. New Rules 16http://www.flickr.com/photos/cynthia_/7008786615/
  16. 16. A New Universe 17http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The.Matrix.glmatrix.2.png
  17. 17. There Are Many Copies 18 http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/18112585/
  18. 18. Digital Just Means Numbers 19
  19. 19. Network 20http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjcockell/3251147920/
  20. 20. Machine Readable 21http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisovy/4678126767/
  21. 21. Discovery 22
  22. 22. Rapid Growth & Rapid Change 23http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Facebook_popularity.PNG
  23. 23. Consequences 24http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vesta_from_Dawn,_July_17.jpg
  24. 24. Consequences (2)• End of record stores (but not music)• End of video stores• End of book stores• End of film developers• End of physical money• Re-examination of any content communications system • Enormous challenges for academic libraries • Enormous challenges for scholarly communication • Enormous challenges for universities 25
  25. 25. What Can You Do? (2) 26http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramkarthik/4022566308/
  26. 26. Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0• Each of these has a different “reader”; know your audience(s) 27
  27. 27. Be on the web and be OF the web• http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/inclusion.html• Great content up front• Properly structured behind the scenes 29
  28. 28. Social Life 30
  29. 29. Social Life (2)• Just write about what you are doing, and have conversations about it.• Remember it’s about community. 31
  30. 30. Linked Data 32
  31. 31. Analytics 33
  32. 32. Analytics (2) 34
  33. 33. Unique Identifiers 35http://www.flickr.com/photos/87106931@N00/4631356861/
  34. 34. Raw Data 36
  35. 35. New Channels• Audio• Video• Graphics (Visualization) 38
  36. 36. Summary• Fundamental change due to properties of the digital environment – impacting all of our culture• Need to understand audience: both machines and humans• Many basic steps in order to be a healthy part of the digital ecosystem• Disruption of each aspect of scholarly communication• Monitor the ongoing experiments• Opportunities for adaptive organisations 39

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