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Open Access In The Academic Community

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Open Access In The Academic Community

  1. 1. Open Access in the Academic Community: Benefits and issues for Librarians, publishers and authors<br />Presented by Silvia Vong on June 18, 2009 <br />for LIS 9104 (Publishing, Media and Librarianship)<br />
  2. 2. The Librarian<br />Redistributing budget needs<br />Right to retain, archive and loan works<br />Digital preservation<br />Relevancy in academic community (research help)<br />Benefits:<br />Issues:<br />
  3. 3. The Publisher<br />Faster publishing times<br />Cost-effective<br /> Cost of digitizing pre-digital articles<br />Adopting a business model that works for all parties involved<br />Benefits:<br />Issues:<br />
  4. 4. The Author / Faculty<br />Academic freedom<br />Copyrights<br />Visibility<br />Time to publish<br />Credibility of the publication<br />Peer review issues<br />Tenure track for faculty<br />Benefits:<br />Issues:<br />
  5. 5. Issues in Credibility: Would you publish with an open access journal?<br />A student submitted an article to Bentham Science Publishers<br />The article was a computer-generated document that was out of context (complete nonsense)<br />The journal sent an e-mail to the student indicating that the article was accepted and the author fee for publishing with the journal<br />Links to articles on the case:<br />http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17288-spoof-paper-accepted-by-peerreviewed-journal.html<br />http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2009/06/10/nonsense-for-dollars/<br />

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