Plenary 5: Institution as publisher
- Paul Ayris (University College London)
Mrs Catriona MacCallum (PLoS)
In the 17th century, scholarly communication was typified by small groups of scholars who could openly discuss their findings and criticise others. In the 20th century, as science became more specialised and the number of researchers and research outputs increased dramatically, scholarly communication became commodified and industrialised. And as the system continues to grow in the 21st...
Dr Rupert Gatti (Open Book Publishers)
Traditionally the scholarly community has outsourced the responsibility for disseminating findings to third party publishers. As a consequence neither scholars nor scholarly institutions internalise the dissemination process itself as a fundamental strategic consideration in achieving their research objectives. Digital technology allows scholars and scholarly communities to reconsider this...
33. Institution as publisher session: University-based open access publishing in Europe: challenges and opportunities in the Humanities
Mrs Victoria Tsoukala
This talk briefly examines important issues in open access publishing in the Humanities in Europe and focuses on an overview of university-led publishing initiatives in the Humanities, that is, initiatives led by scholars, departments, libraries and newly-formed university presses. It examines current trends, major challenges faced, and opportunities for future work in view of rendering this...