Scholarly communication and S Guide - Resources and Review

Access to over 1100 scholarly societies online browsable alphabetically, by subject and by type of institution. Accompanied by essays and editorials for the project.
Document introducing a new model for scholarly communication that takes advantage of networking technology and extends the traditional benefits of print journals. Considers issues relating to editorial boards, document preparation services, copyright, access and registration, server maintenance, preservation and archiving, standards and protocols. Includes an operational view of the model.
Large collection of student theses and dissertations, with titles and abstracts searchable and browsable by author and department, and full text available in PDF. Some access restrictions, but numerous items freely available.
Article discussing the advantages of conducting scholarly communication via the Web. The process of refereeing is focused upon as a means of quality control, considering how such an activity may be enhanced using a real time communication system as opposed to more traditional methods.
Highlights trends affecting the process of creating, disseminating, retrieving, and using information for instruction and research at the university level.
Collection of information on forthcoming conferences and conventions around the world, covering a wide range of topics. Brief details of each event are provided, along with a link to a corresponding Web page. Listings can be browsed by category, and are searchable by keyword, industry, topic, date, or location.
Discussion of research to assess the impact of electronic journals on scholarly communication, by measuring the extent to which they are being cited in the literature, both print and electronic. Provides a picture of the impact electronic journals were having on scholarly communication at the end of 1995.
Collection of resources relevant to research libraries and the process of scholarly communication including projects, surveys, mailing lists, electronic conferences and collaborative efforts with partners and affiliations.
Canadian initiative dedicated to the development of an international alternative scholarly communication system outside of the commercial mainstream, promoting a model of high
quality scholarly communication free from the heavy costs of printing, distribution, and administration associated with the publication of print and commercial journals. Includes a list of scholarly journals - all freeware or low cost shareware titles - affiliated with ICAAP.
Conference paper (1997) which outlines a proposed model for academic publishing on the Internet.
Papers from this conference covering topics such as the economics of electronic scholarly publishing, incorporating technology into academia, the future of consortia and access versus ownership, electronic content licensing, and updates on several electronic scholarly initiatives such as the Columbia University Online Books Project, Project Muse at Johns Hopkins University, and JSTOR.
Presents selected articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks.
It is widely expected that a great deal of scholarly communication will move to an electronic format. The Internet offers much lower cost of reproduction and distribution than print, the scholarly community has excellent connectivity, and the current system of journal pricing seems to be too expensive. Each of these factors are helping push journals from paper to electronic media. This paper puts forward ideas about the impact this movement will have on scholarly communication.
Offers information about scholarly journals in fields such as education, health, history, and time management, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources compiled by a subject specialist.
Article discussing benefits and drawbacks arising from the electronic publication of scholarly monographs. Addresses recent changes in publishing, within university presses in particular, publishing and tenure, and journal pricing.
Paper discussing suitable text formats for searching, browsing, and presenting scholarly documents as a digital library service. Printed document sources and electronic text are considered.
Organisation to advance the promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Founded in 1990 by the Association of Research Libraries, Educom, and CAUSE.
Conference paper (January 1999) which reports on a case study of the library at the Australian National University and its client community. The research examined the effect of enhanced electronic access to information on patterns of scholarly communication, and showed that disciplinary culture does affect academics' adoption of the new technologies. This has implications for academic libraries as they plan and develop training programmes, and for the designers of electronic databases and electronic journals.
Article discussing whether or not electronic publications are likely to replace primary journal literature. Includes information on barriers to independent scholarly publishing, prestige of editorial work and standardisation of material.
Conference paper (April 1998) which summarises the costs of publishing scientific scholarly journals. Activities are described for five publishing components: article processing (eg editing, composition), non
article processing (eg covers, tables of contents, letters, book reviews), reproduction (eg printing, collating, binding), distribution (eg wrapping, labelling, sorting, mailing, subscription maintenance), and support (eg marketing, administration, finance). A cost model is derived for each of these components, and total costs of a 'typical' journal are presented, as well as costs of electronic publications.
A project aiming to improve graduate education by allowing students to produce electronic documents, to increase the availability of student research for scholars and to preserve it electronically, and to lower the cost of submitting and handling theses and dissertations.
Links to sites relating to scientometrics, bibliometrics, informetrics (quantitative analysis of scholarly and scientific communications). Headings include institutions, publications, journals, search tools and Internet directories.
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