Scholarly communication in networked environment: Problems and prospects.


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Scholarly communication in networked environment: Problems and prospects.

  1. 1. Scholarly communication in networked environment: problems and prospects Vimal kumar V. Asian School of Business Technopark Trivandrum
  2. 2. Scholarly communication <ul><li>The peer reviewed literature published upon completion of research. </li></ul><ul><li>-Rowlands and Huntington </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>-The Library Service, University College London </li></ul>
  3. 3. Functions of Scholarly Communication <ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>Rewarding </li></ul><ul><li>Herbert Van de Sompel </li></ul>
  4. 4. Problem Statement <ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>High subscription rates </li></ul><ul><li>Delays in getting print version </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing number of journals </li></ul><ul><li>Access of technology </li></ul>
  5. 5. Advantages of publishing in WWW <ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Fast publication </li></ul><ul><li>Fast review process </li></ul><ul><li>Easy distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia support </li></ul><ul><li>Easy update </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertext </li></ul><ul><li>More collaborative features </li></ul>
  6. 6. New scholarly publication models <ul><li>Open access journals </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul>
  7. 7. Open Access <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Open access outlets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open access journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional repositories </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Open Access Journals <ul><li>A journal which is freely available online worldwide and does not rely upon the traditional subscription based business model to generate revenue. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Institutional repositories <ul><li>A publicly accessible repository (archive) where all the work published by researchers/authors affiliated with the university/academy can be posted online. </li></ul>
  10. 14. Blog <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  11. 15. Features of blogging <ul><li>Speedy feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating connections between users </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Free to the reader </li></ul><ul><li>No need for a central publisher </li></ul>
  12. 18. Wiki <ul><li>Wiki is a collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be used to create a knowledge base encouraging collaboration of experts in a particular area. </li></ul><ul><li>Fetures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative platform for knowledge creation </li></ul></ul>
  13. 22. Podcast <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very little investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy broadcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On demand broadcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low demand of bandwidth </li></ul></ul>
  14. 26. Problems with scholarly communication in WWW <ul><li>Community acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Competition and secrecy </li></ul>
  15. 27. New hopes <ul><li>Cry for access of public funded research output </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EC Open Access Petition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Open access in India </li></ul><ul><li>Author addendums </li></ul><ul><li>Growing number of open access journals </li></ul>
  16. 28. Thanks Vimal kumar V Asian School of Business Technopark Trivandrum