Scholarly Publishing in an Electronic Era

Nov 2004 | 384pp

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9781856045360
Price: £74.49
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Scholarly Publishing in an Electronic Era
International Yearbook of Library and Information Management 2004-2005

Edited by G. E. Gorman

The International Yearbook of Library and Information Management is a thematic, refereed annual publication in the field of library science and information management worldwide. Each volume contains substantive chapters covering current issues, emerging debates and trends, and models of best practice and likely future developments, contributed by an internationally respected panel of researchers, practitioners and academics.

The theme for Volume 5, 'scholarly publishing in an electronic era', has been chosen in view of significant recent changes in the publishing world and the impacts that these changes are having on the management of information provision and on access to information in specific communities.

The first part of the book offers an overview of current trends in scholarly publishing, and the book is divided into a further six parts each covering an area of core interest:

  • institutional perspectives on scholarly publishing;
  • open access initiatives
  • technical issues in scholarly publishing;
  • use of scholarly publications;
  • economics and logistics of scholarly publishing;
  • international issues.  

Readership: The International Yearbook is essential reading for information professionals wishing to keep up-to-date with recent developments in library science and information management on a global basis.

PART 1: OVERVIEW OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING IN THE 21ST CENTURY  

1. Where is scholarly publishing going? - Dr Fytton Rowland  
2. Collaborative transformations in scholarly publishing - Dr Alicia Wise  

PART 2: INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING   

3. The library’s perspective on scholarly publishing in the 21st century - Colin Steele  
4. Evolution or revolution in scholarly publishing: challenges to the publisher - John Cox 

PART 3: ACCESS AND PRESERVATION INITIATIVES IN SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING  

5. Access and usability issues of scholarly electronic publications - Dr Gobinda G. Chowdhury  
6. The next information revolution: how open access will transform scholarly communications - Dr David C. Prosser  
7. Self-archiving publications - Stephen Pinfield  

PART 4: MODELS AND ECONOMICS OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING  

8. Electronic books - Louise Edwards  
9. Economics of publishing and the future of scholarly communication - Dr John Houghton  
10. Usage statistics: achieving credibility, consistency and compatibility - Dr Peter T. Shepherd

"...an authoritative and wide ranging coverage of the area of scholarly publishing and is a must for both experienced practitioners and researchers, and those new to the field alike. The papers are well written and clearly presented. It is to be commended for purchase by academic librarians in particular, and also by practitioners seeking a state-of-the-art report of this rapidly developing and important area with wide ranging implications for information professionals."
- Performance Measurement and Metrics

"...the ten excellent chapters in this book together constitute a tightly structured discussion of the latest developments in topics as diverse as open access publishing, open archiving, usability issues, and electronic books."
- The Electronic Library

Dr G. E.Gorman BA MDiv STB GradDipLib MA ThD FCLIP FRSA is Professor of Library and Information Management at the School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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