Plenary 5: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- David Prosser ()
Mr Rupert Gatti (Open Book Publishers)
HSS scholars have been generally slower and, arguably, more resistant to OA publications than those in other disciplines. This presentation will look at some of the differences in publishing requirements between scientific and HSS scholars, alternative publishing models being developed to address these, and some of the opportunities OA publishing present for HSS disciplines. Specific attention...
Mrs Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Modern Language Association)
The spread of digital technologies has presented scholars in the humanities with some extraordinary opportunities, as well as a few challenges, not least for their modes of communicating with one another. This talk will explore some of the changes taking place in the humanities today and their implications for scholars and their institutions. How are humanists' ways of thinking about scholarly...
Mr Carlos Rossel (World Bank Publications)
The world we live in today is more connected than ever before. Technology is the great enabler, with citizens around the world accessing information on their mobile phones, smart phones, tablets, and PCs. The World Bank has responded to this change by adopting an "Open Agenda," a sea change in how it makes available its data, information, and knowledge. In the last three years, the World Bank...