Archive for the 'Scholarly Books' Category

"New Publisher Helsinki University Press Launched—First Publications Now Openly Available"

Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on February 27th, 2020

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/higher-education-science-policy/new-publisher-helsinki-university-press-launched-first-publications-now-openly-available

United Kingdom Research and Innovation Mandate: "UKRI Wants Monographs to Be Open Access by 2024"

Posted in Grants, Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books on February 14th, 2020

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/ukri-wants-monographs-be-open-access-by2024

Paywall Article—Two US OpenAthens Case Studies: "The Authentication Landscape in 2019: One Does Not Simply Walk into Order"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on February 14th, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2020.1728733

"Bucknell Awarded $1 Million Mellon Foundation Grant for Liberal Arts Based Digital Publishing Cooperative"

Posted in Digital Humanities, Grants, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on February 13th, 2020

https://www.bucknell.edu/news/bucknell-awarded-1-million-mellon-foundation-grant-liberal-arts-based-digital-publishing

"ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship Monograph Series Announces First Open Peer Review"

Posted in ALA, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Books on February 12th, 2020

https://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/19046

OA Monograph Metrics: "UNT Developing First Cyber Knowledge Bank for Open Access Books with $1.2m Grant"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Metrics on February 7th, 2020

https://news.unt.edu/news-releases/unt-developing-first-cyber-knowledge-bank-open-access-books-12m-grant

OA Book Platform from Knowledge Unlatched: "Open Research Library Launches, Aiming to Bring Together Open Access Content in One Platform"

Posted in Digital Repositories, E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books on January 30th, 2020

http://www.stm-publishing.com/open-research-library-launches-aiming-to-bring-together-open-access-content-in-one-platform/

"Iowa State University Library Launches Open Access Digital Press"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on December 12th, 2019

https://www.lib.iastate.edu/news/iowa-state-university-library-launches-open-access-digital-press

"Scholarly Publishing Literacy at the University of South Florida Libraries: From Advising to Active Involvement"

Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on December 12th, 2019

http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2310

Open Source: "Making It Easier to Be Open: Johns Hopkins Engineers Innovative Platform for Repositories"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Open Source Software, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on December 11th, 2019

https://sparcopen.org/news/2019/making-it-easier-to-be-open-johns-hopkins-engineers-innovative-platform-for-repositories/

Source code: https://github.com/OA-PASS

"The Open-Factor: Toward Impact-Aligned Measures of Open-Access eBook Usage"

Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Metrics on December 10th, 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/3336451.0022.104

"Historians Respond to Plan S: Open Access vs OA Policies Redux"

Posted in Grants, Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on November 22nd, 2019

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/11/21/historians-respond-to-plan-s-open-access-vs-oa-policies-redux/

"The Fundamental Problem Blocking Open Access and How to Overcome It: The Bitviews Project"

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on November 22nd, 2019

Camillo Lamanna and Manfredi La Mannahave published "The Fundamental Problem Blocking Open Access and How to Overcome It: The Bitviews Project" in Insights.

Here's an excerpt:

In our view the fundamental obstacle to open access (OA) is the lack of any incentive-based mechanism that unbundles authors' accepted manuscripts (AMs) from articles (VoRs). The former can be seen as the public good that ought to be openly accessible, whereas the latter is owned by publishers and rightly paywall-restricted. We propose one such mechanism to overcome this obstacle: BitViews. BitViews is a blockchain-based application that aims to revolutionize the OA publishing ecosystem. Currently, the main academic currency of value is the citation. There have been attempts in the past to create a second currency whose measure is the online usage of research materials (e.g. PIRUS). However, these have failed due to two problems. Firstly, it has been impossible to find a single agency willing to co-ordinate and fund the validation and collation of global online usage data. Secondly, online usage metrics have lacked transparency in how they filter non-human online activity. BitViews is a novel solution which uses blockchain technology to bypass both problems: online AMS usage will be recorded on a public, distributed ledger, obviating the need for a central responsible agency, and the rules governing activity-filtering will be part of the open-source BitViews blockchain application, creating complete transparency. Once online AMS usage has measurable value, researchers will be incentivized to promote and disseminate AMs. This will fundamentally re-orient the academic publishing ecosystem. A key feature of BitViews is that its success (or failure) is wholly and exclusively in the hands of the worldwide community of university and research libraries, as we suggest that it ought to be financed by conditional crowdfunding, whereby the actual financial commitment of each contributing library depends on the total amount raised. If the financing target is not reached, then all contributions are returned in full and if the target is over-fulfilled, then the surplus is returned pro rata.

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"Make E-books Accessible Now"

Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Scholarly Books on November 19th, 2019

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/81705-make-e-books-accessible-now.html

"Mapping the Publishing Challenges for an Open Access University Press "

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on November 19th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7040063

Open Access: Could Defeat Be Snatched from the Jaws of Victory?

Posted in License Agreements/Contracts, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on November 19th, 2019

Richard Poynder has released Open Access: Could Defeat Be Snatched from the Jaws of Victory?.

Here's an excerpt:

I have in this document suggested that the goal of achieving universal open access looks today as though it may have been unrealistic. I have suggested that the research community failed to appreciate the costs of online publishing, and I have suggested that we all failed to anticipate the likely outcome of creating a largely unregulated open network. I have also suggested that OA advocates failed to anticipate the unintended consequences of their advocacy. They likewise failed to appreciate that changes in the geopolitical situation could make the aspirations outlined in BOAI moot. And I have questioned whether these aspirations are in any case realisable in the neoliberal environment of the Global North. I have also suggested that were China to offer an alternative route to open access it is unlikely it would lead to a better outcome. And I have noted that there is a desire in the Global South to develop what I referred to as "a third way" but we cannot know how successful that might be. I have also suggested that there must be some doubt as to whether a fair and equitable global system of scholarly communication is even possible in today’s political environment. Finally, I have raised the possibility that, for a number of reasons, we may in any case see a pushback against open access.

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"Academic Author Copyright Loss—Impacts and Remedies"

Posted in Copyright, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on November 18th, 2019

http://arizonalawreview.org/academic-author-copyright-loss-impacts-and-remedies/

"If We Choose to Align Open Access to Research with Geo-Political Borders We Negate the Moral Value of Open Access"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on November 13th, 2019

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2019/11/11/if-we-choose-to-align-open-access-to-research-with-geo-political-borders-we-negate-the-moral-value-of-open-access/

University of Toronto Data Analysis: "Understanding and Measuring E-Book Packages: Print Purchasing Patterns and Book Usage"

Posted in ARL Libraries, E-Books, Electronic Resources, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on November 13th, 2019

https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2033&context=charleston

Requires ALA Login: "Experts or Dummies? Quality of E-Book Pool and User Selections in a Consortial Demand Driven Acquisition Program"

Posted in E-Books, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on November 11th, 2019

https://journals.ala.org/index.php/lrts/article/view/7071

"University of Western Australia’s Decision to Close Publishing House Sparks Outrage"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on November 8th, 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/nov/08/university-of-western-australias-decision-to-close-publishing-house-sparks-outrage

"Different Preservation Levels: The Case of Scholarly Digital Editions"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Scholarly Books on November 5th, 2019

Elias Oltmanns et al. have published "Different Preservation Levels: The Case of Scholarly Digital Editions" in Data Science Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Ensuring the long-term availability of research data forms an integral part of data management services. Where OAIS compliant digital preservation has been established in recent years, in almost all cases the services aim at the preservation of file-based objects. In the Digital Humanities, research data is often represented in highly structured aggregations, such as Scholarly Digital Editions. Naturally, scholars would like their editions to remain functionally complete as long as possible. Besides standard components like webservers, the presentation typically relies on project specific code interacting with client software like webbrowsers. Especially the latter being subject to rapid change over time invariably makes such environments awkward to maintain once funding has ended. Pragmatic approaches have to be found in order to balance the curation effort and the maintainability of access to research data over time.

A sketch of four potential service levels aiming at the long-term availability of research data in the humanities is outlined: (1) Continuous Maintenance, (2) Application Conservation, (3) Application Data Preservation, and (4) Bitstream Preservation. The first being too costly and the last hardly satisfactory in general, we suggest that the implementation of services by an infrastructure provider should concentrate on service levels 2 and 3. We explain their strengths and limitations considering the example of two Scholarly Digital Editions.

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Paywall Article: "Do We Need a Book Citation Index for Research Evaluation?"

Posted in Scholarly Books, Scholarly Metrics on October 11th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvz024

OA Monographs: "The Open Access Interviews: Edith Hall"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books on October 9th, 2019

https://poynder.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-open-access-interviews-edith-hall.html

"Open Access Monographs in the UK: A Data Analysis"

Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Books on October 9th, 2019

Universities UK has released Open Access Monographs in the UK: A Data Analysis.

Here's an excerpt:

In 2018, fullstopp GmbH was commissioned to carry out an analysis of open access books. Specifically, we were asked to capture the specific challenges and barriers (perceived and real) from a range of stakeholders including (but not limited to): learned societies and subject associations, Pro-Vice-Chancellors (Research), research librarians, publishers (commercial, new university presses and academic-led presses) and funding organisations. In response to these concerns, we were also asked to (where possible) address these challenges by conducting a quantitative analysis of data available from publishers, funding organisations and HEIs (including libraries).

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