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The Future of Scholarly Communication
Edited by Deborah Shorley and Michael Jubb
Item Number: 978-1-85604-817-0
 
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $95.00
 
 
 
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224 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-817-0
Year Published: 2013

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Governments and societies around the globe agree that a vibrant and productive research community underpins a successful knowledge economy. But the context, mechanisms and channels of research communication are in flux.  Presenting analysis of these new trends and drivers, their implications and a future framework, editors Shorley and Jubb draw together the informed commentary of internationally-renowned experts from a wide variety of backgrounds to define the future of research communication. Essential reading for all concerned with the rapidly evolving  scholarly communications landscape, including researchers, librarians, publishers, funders, and academics, the book's key topics include
  • Changing ways of sharing research in chemistry
  • Supporting qualitative research in the humanities and social sciences
  • Creative communication in a “publish or perish” culture
  • Cybertaxonomy
  • Coping with the data deluge
  • Social media and scholarly communications
  • The changing role of the publisher in the scholarly communications process
  • Researchers and scholarly communications
  • The changing role of the journal editor
  • The view of the research funder
  • Changing institutional research strategies
  • The role of the research library
  • Perspectives of library users
This volume pinpoints the key agents of change in scholarly communication.
About the Editors

Deborah Shorley is Director of Library Services at Imperial College, London and responsible for seven libraries as well as a large virtual collection of electronic resources. She is currently Head of UKRR, Chair of MIMAS, a member of the JISC Collections Board, a member of the RLUK Board and a member of the Conseil Scientifique of ABES. She is a frequent contributor to national and international conferences and has previously been CILIP President.

Michael Jubb is Director of the Research Information Network (RIN). He has a long-standing background as an academic, archivist and senior research manager and has been Deputy Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. He has been responsible for over 30 reports on key aspects of the changing scholarly communications landscape.
 
 

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