Changing paradigm in academic scholarly communication: ALEE 2012 Conference Presenation

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  Changing paradigm in academic scholarly communication Abstract: The present article aimed to explore the changes took place over the period of time in scholarly communication process. The traditional scholarly communication process is compared and contrasted with open access driven scholarly communication process/model. Also it throws light on how the Web 2.0 has affected the way knowledge is created and disseminated. It also covers new avenues for peer review process, which is an integral part of scholarly communication process. The article ends with future of scholarly communication and the challenges ahead.
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  • 1. Company LOGO Changing paradigm in Academic Scholarly Communication Dr. Sarika Sawant, Asst. Professor, SHPT School of Library Science UGC Sponsored State level conference on Academic Libraries inthe Electronic Era (ALEE2012) Electronic Resource Development and Access on 17th and 18th January 2012
  • 2. Scholarly Communication Defined creating, disseminating and preserving scientific knowledge network of complex relationships between a number of players - authors, editors, publishers, distributors, librarians and most importantly consumers of scholarly information
  • 3. Scholarly Communication in Crisis • Increasing control of scholarly journals industry by the commercials firms • High cost of scholarly journals verses low library budget • Shift from print to electronic form: the legal framework • Battle of ownership verses access • Advent of open access publishing is a direct threat to commercial publishers. • Growing awareness of utilization of money generated from taxpayers
  • 4. Transformation of scholarly communication • Open Access Archives • Open Access Publishing • Other Means of Scholarly Communication: Web 2.0
  • 5. Traditional & Open access models
  • 6. The essential differences between current mainstream scholarly publishing and Open Access publishing • The embargo period of article submission to its publication • Traditional publishing mainly relies on commercial indexing services • There are no consortia or negotiation or intermediaries • Cost • Open access publishing is dominated by mainly science and technology related subjects
  • 7. Scholarly communication: Web 2.0 • Author has a wide range of choice such as wikis, blogs, Knol ……….. • Rating services - Amazon, Digg replaces validation process • Journal articles can be shared and discovered using Social bookmarking services such as Delicious • Jointly writing of research reports
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