Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.
6" x 9"
Year Published: 2013
Read a sample of the book now!
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
This volume pinpoints the key agents of change in scholarly communication.
- Changing ways of sharing research in chemistry
- Supporting qualitative research in the humanities and social sciences
- Creative communication in a “publish or perish” culture
- 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
Table of Contents
Introduction: Scholarly communications – disruptions in a complex ecology – Michael Jubb
PART 1: CHANGING RESEARCHER BEHAVIOUR
1. Changing ways of sharing research in chemistry - Henry S. Rzepa
2. Supporting qualitative research in the humanities and social sciences: using the Mass Observation Archive - Fiona Courage and Jane Harvell
3. Researchers and scholarly communications: an evolving interdependency - David C. Prosser
4. Creative communication in a publish or perish’ culture: can postdocs lead the way? - Katie Anders and Liz Elvidge
5. Cybertaxonomy - Vincent S. Smith
6. Coping with the data deluge - John Wood
7. Social media and scholarly communications: the more they change, the more they stay the same? - Ellen Collins
8. The changing role of the publisher in the scholarly communications process - Richard Bennett
PART 2: OTHER PLAYERS: ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
9. The changing role of the journal editor - Mike McGrath
10. The view of the research funder - Robert Kiley
11. Changing institutional research strategies - Ian M. Carter
12. The role of the research library - Mark L. Brown
13. The library users’ view - Roger C. Schonfeld
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.
”Intended for students and professionals
alike, this book is quite
timely and represents necessary
reading for anyone wanting to understand
as a process and as a descriptor of
the behavior of researchers … This
book fulfills its intended purpose
and leaves the reader with a solid
understanding, through contextual
analysis and careful consideration,
of scholarly communications and
some of its future implications."
— Catholic Library World
”It brings together in one
convenient place, a coherent argument that the digital age has stimulated new
ways of thinking about the dissemination of scholarly research. It provides
encouragement to those who are participating in that change, and it provides a
useful tool to help new converts understand the landscape."
— Technical Services Quarterly