Developing Open Access Journals

Developing Open Access Journals
Author: David Solomon
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-01-23
ISBN: 1780632150
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Open Access Journals Book Excerpt:

This book provides a practical guide to developing and maintaining an electronic open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Creating such journals, particularly if it is done well, requires a great deal of specialized knowledge that spans library science, web development, intellectual property rights and publishing, as well as well issues that are unique to the activity itself. The book provides a very practical step by step guide to addressing the issues of creating an open access journal. The first book on the practical issues of developing an open access journal – what to do, and what not to do Comprehensive and provides a step by step guide in the process of developing an open access journal

Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access

Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access
Author: Alma Swan
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9230010529
Category: Open access publishing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access Book Excerpt:

UNESCO issued this publication to demystify the concept of open access (OA) and to provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place. Its focus is on scientific research from peer-reviewed journal articles. Building capacities in Member States for Open Access is a necessary but not sufficient condition for promotion of the concept. Creating an enabling policy environment for OA is therefore a priority. This publication will serve the needs of OA policy development at the government, institutional and funding agency level. The overall objective of the Policy Guidelines is to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access. The guidelines are not prescriptive in nature, but are suggestive to facilitate knowledge-based decision-making to adopt OA policies and strengthen national research systems.

Open Access Implications for Sustainable Social Political and Economic Development

Open Access Implications for Sustainable Social  Political  and Economic Development
Author: Jain, Priti,Mnjama, Nathan,Oladokun, O.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN: 1799850196
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access Implications for Sustainable Social Political and Economic Development Book Excerpt:

Open access publishing can be used as a strategic tool to avail access to information and achieve universal literacy. Open access has gained importance over the past 15 years by making knowledge available to all, without any barrier of affordability or restrictions on using this knowledge to inform and develop. Open access contributes to scientific research excellence, disseminates research results to a wider community, and promotes multi-disciplinary and collaborative research. Issues of sustainable development and open access are major concerns in librarianship and information management, particularly as the international library and information management community is focusing on how to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Open Access Implications for Sustainable Social, Political, and Economic Development is a pivotal reference source that provides an understanding of the concept of open access within the context of social, political, and economic development and deliberates the critical issues and challenges that face the implementation of open access and its impact on the global economy and sustainable development. While highlighting a broad range of topics including digital scholarship, open data, and ethics, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information science professionals, government officials, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians

Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians
Author: Laura Bowering Mullen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2009-12-30
ISBN: 1780630220
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians Book Excerpt:

This book is aimed at the practicing academic librarian, especially those working on the ‘front lines’ of reference, instruction, collection development, and other capacities that involve dealing directly with library patrons in a time of changing scholarly communication paradigms. The book looks at open access from the perspective of a practicing academic librarian and challenges fellow librarians to continue the dialogue about how the movement might be affecting day-to-day library work and the future of academic libraries. Written by a practicing academic librarian with many years experience in reference, as well as in collection development and faculty liaison roles Written with the “front-line academic librarian in mind from a practical point of view Contains numerous references to refer the reader to many open access resources; includes extensive footnotes for further reading

Open Access and Digital Libraries

Open Access and Digital Libraries
Author: Lynne M. Rudasill,Maria Elena Dorta-Duque
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN: 3110281023
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access and Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

The social sciences have made fundamental contributions to the understanding of the economic, political and social life of nations in the past century. Social science libraries now have an important role to play in the context of the information society as significant sources of academic and social knowledge. This work provides information on the development and use of digital resources in the social sciences emphasizing best practices; an articulation of some of the problems presented to providing these resources; and a view to the use of these resources to support sustainable development.

Transforming Scholarly Publishing Through Open Access

Transforming Scholarly Publishing Through Open Access
Author: Charles Wesley Bailey
Publsiher: Charles W Bailey Jr
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1453780815
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Scholarly Publishing Through Open Access Book Excerpt:

Can scholarly journal articles and other scholarly works be made freely available on the Internet? The open access movement says "yes," and it is having a significant impact on scholarly publishing. There are two major open access strategies: (1) open access journals publish articles (typically peer-reviewed articles) that are free of charge and may be able to be reused under an open license (e.g., a Creative Commons license), and (2) self-archiving of digital e-prints (typically prepublication versions of articles) by authors in digital repositories, where they can be accessed free of charge and sometimes reused. Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography, which has over 1,100 references, provides in-depth coverage of published journal articles, books, and other works about the open access movement. Many references have links to freely available copies of included works.

Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science

Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on International Scientific Organizations,U.S. National Committee for CODATA
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2004-07-14
ISBN: 0309091454
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science Book Excerpt:

This symposium, which was held on March 10-11, 2003, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, brought together policy experts and managers from the government and academic sectors in both developed and developing countries to (1) describe the role, value, and limits that the public domain and open access to digital data and information have in the context of international research; (2) identify and analyze the various legal, economic, and technological pressures on the public domain in digital data and information, and their potential effects on international research; and (3) review the existing and proposed approaches for preserving and promoting the public domain and open access to scientific and technical data and information on a global basis, with particular attention to the needs of developing countries.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
Author: Peggy Johnson
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2014-03-21
ISBN: 0838911919
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Book Excerpt:

In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues.

Open Development

Open Development
Author: Matthew L. Smith,Katherine M. A. Reilly
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0262525410
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Development Book Excerpt:

Experts explore current theory and practice in the application of digitally enabled open networked social models to international development. The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development. Open network structures allow people to come together to share information, organize, and collaborate. Open development harnesses this power, to create new organizational forms and improve people's lives; it is not only an agenda for research and practice but also a statement about how to approach international development. In this volume, experts explore a variety of applications of openness, addressing challenges as well as opportunities.Open development requires new theoretical tools that focus on real world problems, consider a variety of solutions, and recognize the complexity of local contexts. After exploring the new theoretical terrain, the book describes a range of cases in which open models address such specific development issues as biotechnology research, improving education, and access to scholarly publications. Contributors then examine tensions between open models and existing structures, including struggles over privacy, intellectual property, and implementation. Finally, contributors offer broader conceptual perspectives, considering processes of social construction, knowledge management, and the role of individual intent in the development and outcomes of social models. ContributorsCarla Bonina, Ineke Buskens, Leslie Chan, Abdallah Daar, Jeremy de Beer, Mark Graham, Eve Gray, Anita Gurumurthy, Havard Haarstad, Blane Harvey, Myra Khan, Melissa Loudon, Aaron K. Martin, Hassan Masum, Chidi Oguamanam, Katherine M. A. Reilly, Ulrike Rivett, Karl Schroeder, Parminder Jeet Singh, Matthew L. Smith, Marshall S. SmithCopublished with the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC)

Developing Dynamic Intersections between Collection Development and Information Literacy Instruction

Developing Dynamic Intersections between Collection Development and Information Literacy Instruction
Author: Amanda Scull
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN: 1442272163
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Dynamic Intersections between Collection Development and Information Literacy Instruction Book Excerpt:

Drawing upon original research and interviews as well as professional experience and a large body of literature, this book provides a foundation for instruction librarians and collection librarians to begin exploring the intersections of their work as well as practical suggestions and ideas for building upon that foundation through implementation.

Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications

Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications
Author: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2022-04-29
ISBN: 1799898075
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications Book Excerpt:

In an information and knowledge society, access to information and knowledge is a basic human right, making equitable and fair access to information and knowledge paramount. Open Access (OA) plays a huge role in addressing inequities as well as broad-based and inclusive scientific progress. On the surface, the number of publications discussing OA issues from various angles are on the rise. However, what is missing is a comprehensive assessment of the extent of OA implementation and a discussion of how to proceed in integrating OA issues from various perspectives. The Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications articulates OA concepts and issues while demystifying the state-of-the-art knowledge domain in the areas of OA and scholarly communications from diverse perspectives as well as implications for the information and knowledge society. Covering topics such as ethics, copyright challenges, and open access initiatives, this book is a dynamic resource for publishers, librarians, higher education administrators, policymakers, students and educators of higher education, researchers, and academicians.

A Guide to Developing Open Access Through Your Digital Repository

A Guide to Developing Open Access Through Your Digital Repository
Author: Kylie Pappalardo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Digital libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Developing Open Access Through Your Digital Repository Book Excerpt:

Information Resources in Toxicology

Information Resources in Toxicology
Author: Steve Gilbert,Asish Mohapatra,Sol Bobst,Antoinette Hayes,Sara T. Humes
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1054
Release: 2020-05-16
ISBN: 0128137258
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Resources in Toxicology Book Excerpt:

This new fifth edition of Information Resources in Toxicology offers a consolidated entry portal for the study, research, and practice of toxicology. Both volumes represents a unique, wide-ranging, curated, international, annotated bibliography, and directory of major resources in toxicology and allied fields such as environmental and occupational health, chemical safety, and risk assessment. The editors and authors are among the leaders of the profession sharing their cumulative wisdom in toxicology’s subdisciplines. This edition keeps pace with the digital world in directing and linking readers to relevant websites and other online tools. Due to the increasing size of the hardcopy publication, the current edition has been divided into two volumes to make it easier to handle and consult. Volume 1: Background, Resources, and Tools, arranged in 5 parts, begins with chapters on the science of toxicology, its history, and informatics framework in Part 1. Part 2 continues with chapters organized by more specific subject such as cancer, clinical toxicology, genetic toxicology, etc. The categorization of chapters by resource format, for example, journals and newsletters, technical reports, organizations constitutes Part 3. Part 4 further considers toxicology’s presence via the Internet, databases, and software tools. Among the miscellaneous topics in the concluding Part 5 are laws and regulations, professional education, grants and funding, and patents. Volume 2: The Global Arena offers contributed chapters focusing on the toxicology contributions of over 40 countries, followed by a glossary of toxicological terms and an appendix of popular quotations related to the field. The book, offered in both print and electronic formats, is carefully structured, indexed, and cross-referenced to enable users to easily find answers to their questions or serendipitously locate useful knowledge they were not originally aware they needed. Among the many timely topics receiving increased emphasis are disaster preparedness, nanotechnology, -omics, risk assessment, societal implications such as ethics and the precautionary principle, climate change, and children’s environmental health. Introductory chapters provide a backdrop to the science of toxicology, its history, the origin and status of toxicoinformatics, and starting points for identifying resources. Offers an extensive array of chapters organized by subject, each highlighting resources such as journals, databases,organizations, and review articles. Includes chapters with an emphasis on format such as government reports, general interest publications, blogs, and audiovisuals. Explores recent internet trends, web-based databases, and software tools in a section on the online environment. Concludes with a miscellany of special topics such as laws and regulations, chemical hazard communication resources, careers and professional education, K-12 resources, funding, poison control centers, and patents. Paired with Volume Two, which focuses on global resources, this set offers the most comprehensive compendium of print, digital, and organizational resources in the toxicological sciences with over 120 chapters contributions by experts and leaders in the field.

Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication

Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication
Author: Kevin L. Smith,Katherine A. Dickson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN: 1442273038
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication Book Excerpt:

This volume of Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library looks closely at issues of policy and infrastructure for libraries that wish to provide leadership on their campus in the transition to more open forms of scholarship. The authors discuss how to make the case for open access on campus, as well as the political and policy implications of libraries that themselves want to become publishing entities.

Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections

Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections
Author: Vicki L. Gregory
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN: 0838917127
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections Book Excerpt:

Packed with discussion questions, activities, suggested additional references, selected readings, and many other features that speak directly to students and library professionals, Gregory’s Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections is a comprehensive handbook that also shares myriad insightful ideas and approaches valuable to experienced practitioners. This new second edition brings an already stellar text fully up to date, presenting top-to-bottom coverage of the impact of new technologies and developments on the discipline, including discussion of e-books, open access, globalization, self-publishing, and other trends; needs assessment, policies, and selection sources and processes; budgeting and fiscal management; collection assessment and evaluation; weeding, with special attention paid to electronic materials; collaborative collection development and resource sharing; marketing and outreach; self-censorship as a component of intellectual freedom, professional ethics, and other legal issues; diversity and ADA issues; preservation; and the future of the field. Additional features include updated vendor lists, samples of a needs assessment report, a collection development policy, an approval plan, and an electronic materials license.

Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria

Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria
Author: Kunle Ola
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-10-17
ISBN: 0429822766
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria Book Excerpt:

This book provides an analysis of the legal and policy dimensions of open access to research, education and public sector information with a focus on Nigeria. Kunle shows how open access has evolved across the world and how such initiatives could be implemented in Nigeria and other countries in the developing world. The author argues for a platform where Nigerians are able to freely connect to the ‘global library’, through the open access dual platforms of self-archiving and open access publishing, thereby providing access to knowledge. The importance of connecting local works to the ‘global library’ to increase visibility and impact of such works is also underscored. This book furthers our understanding of open educational resources as alternative avenues to accessing education and seeks to foster citizenry participation, good governance, accountability, democratic values and spur creativity and innovation through open governance and access to public sector information. Providing a framework for open access in developing countries, Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria is an important read for scholars interested in knowledge production in Africa, development of the knowledge economy and the open access and Access to Knowledge movements.

Scholarly Communications

Scholarly Communications
Author: John J. Regazzi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN: 0810890887
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scholarly Communications Book Excerpt:

Scholarly Communications: A History from Content as King to Content as Kingmaker traces the development of scholarly communications from the creation of the first scientific journal through the wide diversity of professional information services today. Unlike any other book, this work examines the changing nature of scholarly communication throughout its history, including its research importance as well as its business value. Regazzi examines research content as an economic good; how technology and business models have greatly affected the value of scholarly publishing; and the drivers of the future sustainability of our system of scholarly communication.

Journal Development

Journal Development
Author: Ashok Yakkaldevi
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1312755326
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal Development Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies

Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies
Author: Hatzipanagos, Stylianos,Warburton, Steven
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2009-02-28
ISBN: 1605662097
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies Book Excerpt:

"This book explores how social software and developing community ontologies are challenging the way we operate in a performative space"--Provided by publisher.

The Broadview Guide to Writing A Handbook for Students Sixth Edition

The Broadview Guide to Writing  A Handbook for Students   Sixth Edition
Author: Corey Frost,Karen Weingarten,Doug Babington,Don LePan,Maureen Okun
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 177048583X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broadview Guide to Writing A Handbook for Students Sixth Edition Book Excerpt:

“Even the most useful reference guides are not always, well, shall we say, riveting. A refreshing exception is the new Broadview Guide to Writing, which is smart, helpful, and even fun to read.” —Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, authors of They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing Key Features —A coil-bound reference text suitable for a range of introductory composition and writing courses —Divided into three sections: Writing Processes (including Research, Argumentation, and Style) Writing Mechanics (Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation) Writing Contexts (Writing in different academic disciplines, Forms and conventions, and citation) —Comprehensive treatment of citation style guides, with 2016 MLA style updates —Expanded treatment of research methods, argument structures, and writing in the workplace —A unique section on “How to Be Good With Words”—issues of gender, race, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc. —Expanded coverage for those whose native language is not English —All-new chapter on reading images —Extensive companion website featuring interactive exercises Increasingly, writing handbooks are seen as over-produced and overpriced. One stands out: The Broadview Guide to Writing is published in an elegant but simple format, and sells for roughly half the price of its fancier-looking competitors. That does not change with the new edition; what does change and stay up-to-date is the content of the book. The sixth edition brings a substantial re-organization of the contents under three headings: Writing Processes, Writing Mechanics, and Writing Contexts. Coverage of APA, Chicago, and CSE styles of documentation has been substantially expanded, and the MLA section has now been fully revised to take into account all the 2016 changes. Also expanded is coverage of academic argument; of writing and critical thinking; of writing about literature, of paragraphing; of how to integrate quoted material into one’s own work; of balance and parallelism; and of issues of gender, race, religion etc. in writing. The chapter “Seeing and Meaning: Reading (and Writing About) Visual Images” is entirely new to the sixth edition.