[Irtalk] ANU - Digital Collections: Scholarly communication, scholarly publishing and university libraries. Plus ca change ?

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 12:47:39 SAST 2014

The scholarly communication and research evaluation landscape is locked
into historical paradigms which inadequately reflect the opportunities of
the digital era

*​Why hasn’t the Internet disrupted the practices and the economics of
scholarly publishing?​*

 The article traces how university library budgets have become dominated by
a small number of multinational publishers and attempts at scholarly
communication change have only had limited impact, despite the
opportunities for increased global distribution of research scholarship.

*​Open access initiatives are assessed in relation to future scholarly
communication change in which university libraries play an increasing role
in campus scholarly ecosystems.​*

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