How I Published My Scholarly Book With an Open Access CC-BY License [Open Access Week in 2014 is October 20-26.] Have you noticed that scholarly books are getting more and more expensive? It’s not just the journals that are exorbitantly priced. Yesterday I didn’t buy a really interesting anthology in my field because it cost over $100. More and more of the monographs I’m interested in cost £50 or £60 or even £80. You can download Seeing Ourselves Through Technology for free. I decided a while ago that I didn’t want to publish any more books that were closed access. So when I saw that Palgrave, which is known for publishing quality scholarship, had set up a system for open access books, I was interested. I’m fortunate enough to work at the University of Bergen, which established an open access publishing fund last year specifically to pay for fees like this. I hadn’t heard about the idea of authors (or their institutions) paying for open access publishing until fairly recently. Open access book publishing is a lot less common. Obviously I disagree.
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A Taxonomy of University Presses Today | Progressive Geographies There is an effort afoot in the university press and higher education communities to transition humanities monographs to open access, which to some is a vital element of repositioning humanities fields to take a more public role. Ithaka S+R colleagues have played a role in developing cost estimates for monograph publishing, several presses have led subvention modeling, and others have reflected thoughtfully on the broader transformations in business models that a shift to open should be expected to yield. While costs and business models are essential, they are not the only puzzle pieces. Given the diversity of university presses, it is important to recognize how different they are in terms of costs, scale, and business models. These kinds of statistics can be interpreted in conjunction with a more qualitative understanding of the position of presses to recognize the diversity they bring in terms of organizational capacity, incentives, and objectives. Like this: Like Loading...
Net Neutrality 101 When we log onto the Internet, we take lots of things for granted. We assume that we'll be able to access whatever Web site we want, whenever we want to go there. We assume that we can use any feature we like -- watching online video, listening to podcasts, searching, e-mailing and instant messaging -- anytime we choose. We assume that we can attach devices like wireless routers, game controllers or extra hard drives to make our online experience better. What makes all these assumptions possible is "Network Neutrality," the guiding principle that preserves the free and open Internet. Net Neutrality means that Internet service providers may not discriminate between different kinds of content and applications online. The biggest cable and telephone companies would like to charge money for smooth access to Web sites, speed to run applications, and permission to plug in devices. The network owners say they want a "tiered" Internet. What's the Problem Here? The End of the Internet?
First 1000 responses – most popular tools per research activity | Innovations in Scholarly Communication In this post we present a straight percentage count of the preselected options for the 17 research activities that we asked about in our survey Innovations in Scholarly Communication. These figures represent the first 1000 responses. Please keep in mind that these first 1000 reponses do have a bias due to the predominant distribution methods in the first weeks of the survey (Twitter and other social media, and mailing lists). Also note that many respondents specified which other tools they use, in addition to the preselected options. We are not going to formally analyse these figures now but merely present them to show what types of counts are possible.
The Costs of Publishing Monographs The University Press business model faces numerous challenges today, with revenues under pressure due to a host of factors, from the decline of bricks-and-mortar stores and shifting library purchase patterns to the still emerging distribution and revenue models made possible by digital books. Over the last few years, certain forces have emerged and intensified—federal mandates for Open Access, declining sales reach, and the desire of university presses to build a greater audience for scholarly works—encouraging university presses to seriously consider what it would take to make their scholarly monographs openly available. In April 2014, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a planning grant to Ithaka S+R to convene a panel of experts to develop a study methodology for determining in as granular a way as possible the true costs of publishing scholarly monographs. The goals of the research were to The study gathered costs of 382 titles published in Fiscal 2014. Table 1. Acknowledgements
El niño que quería un Internet libre El Abogado Lawrence Lessig y Aaron Swartz charlando en un intermedio de las reuniones sobre Creative Commons Había una vez… Aaron Swartz cuando cumplió los 8 años descubrió Internet, pasó horas leyendo y leyendo información y pensó que era ¡genial! porque se podrían aprender un montón de cosas allí, cosas que antes eran difíciles aprender porque se necesitaba no sólo comprar los libros sino saber qué libros comprar. Tenía una libreta de papel donde apuntaba sus “páginas web” favoritas, el problema era que después tenía que estar revisando en qué parte de la libreta estaba esa dirección que le interesaba, así que con otras personas comenzó a construir un sitio web que hiciera precisamente eso, ir agregando enlaces y que otros también compartieran sus sitios favoritos y así conocer más de los contenidos que circulaban libremente por Internet, este proyecto se llama Reddit Aaron tenía 14 años y por ese esfuerzo pasó a ser miembro de la organización mundial w3c La academia y su sin razón
Publish or Perish Anne-Wil Harzing - (updated Sun 16 Oct 2016 16:52) Donations The development of the Publish or Perish software is a volunteering effort that has been ongoing since 2006. Download and use of Publish or Perish is and will remain free (gratis), but donations toward the costs of hosting, bandwidth, and software development are appreciated. Your donation helps to support the further development of Publish or Perish for new data sources and additional features. About Publish or Perish Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. Total number of papers and total number of citationsAverage citations per paper, citations per author, papers per author, and citations per yearHirsch's h-index and related parametersEgghe's g-indexThe contemporary h-indexThree variations of individual h-indicesThe average annual increase in the individual h-indexThe age-weighted citation rateAn analysis of the number of authors per paper. What Publish or Perish is for Metrics
Investing in Humanities Publishing | Christopher P. Long To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at the headquarters of the Association of American Universities in Washington, D.C. early last week to take part in a discussion about a new model for open access digital monograph publishing in the humanities. The meeting, organized by a Task Force convened by the AAU, American Association of University Presses, and the Association of Research Libraries, included an impressive group of directors of university presses, deans of libraries, and academic administrators. I was there to represent Michigan State University. In February, Provost June Youatt asked me for feedback on the Task Force’s proposal to establish a sustainable model by which long-form humanities scholarship could be published in a digital open access format. I was enthusiastic. Still, I was not sure what to expect because we have heard so much — too much — about the “crisis” of the humanities in general, and of scholarly communication in particular.
Meet the Robin Hood of Science The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. On the evening of November 9th, 1989, the Cold War came to a dramatic end with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Four years ago another wall began to crumble, a wall that arguably has as much impact on the world as the wall that divided East and West Germany. The wall in question is the network of paywalls that cuts off tens of thousands of students and researchers around the world, at institutions that can’t afford expensive journal subscriptions, from accessing scientific research. On September 5th, 2011, Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from Kazakhstan, created Sci-Hub, a website that bypasses journal paywalls, illegally providing access to nearly every scientific paper ever published immediately to anyone who wants it. This was a game changer. So how did researchers like Elbakyan ever survive before Sci-Hub? This is the Catch-22.