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Why scholarship should never be a commodity!

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2011-05-19
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Presentation on the implications of treating scholarly work as a commodity and options for liberating our work to scholar-led and/or open access journals, focusing on the discipline of communication.

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Conference presentation

Promoting Transparency through Library - Government Collaboration

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2011-05-28
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Conference presentation

Institutional Open Access Funds and Hybrid OA Support: Two Case Studies

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Date created: 
2011-01-10
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This presentation reviews the experience of two library-based open access funds, with particular focus on the issue of subsidizing OA fees charged by hybrid journal publishers.

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The Challenge of Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century

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2011-03-12
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At the dawn of the 21st century we are witnessing a dramatic growth in the production of knowledge, posing immense challenges for its dissemination, management and long-term preservation. Recent studies out of Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, UK, and US attempt to quantify the costs and benefits of each component of the scholarly communication lifecycle. These and related studies provide the basis for developing sustainable models to meet the challenge.

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Conference presentation

Libr 582: Digital images and text collections: Integrated digital collections

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2011-03-15
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Presentation to SLAIS Libr 585 March 15 2011

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Conference presentation

Free and open scholarship in the internet age

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2010-05-06
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Describes an action research project on scholarly communication in early stages. Research sites include the Open Access Journal Supports in Canada research team, E-LIS, the Open Archive for Library and Information, Scholarly and Research Communication (a new open access journal), and Stream, the SFU School of Communication graduate student open access journal. Methods include action research, economic and discourse analysis.

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Conference presentation

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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2005-01
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A review of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 

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Article

Open Access Journals Support in Canada

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2010-06-22
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Describes preliminary results of the pan-Canadian Open Access Journals Support in Canada survey of university libraries and presses conducted in spring 2010. The majority of respondents are involved in scholarly journal publishing, with more planning to get involved. There is strong trend towards preferential support for open access publishing. Responses to questions about support for a variety of open access models indicated that any model for OA transition would received some level of support from a majority of libraries.

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Conference presentation

The role of the research library in an emerging global public sphere

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2010-07-18
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Presents a vision of a potential future global public sphere, why it is needed and signs of emergence, and the role of the research library in this global public sphere, as provider of a distributed knowledge commons, preserver of scholarly information, and source of specialized expertise. Key short-term transitional steps are covered, particularly transition to a fully open access scholarly publishing system.

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