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Open access isn’t just for the sciences: Digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences

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Title: Open access isn’t just for the sciences: Digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences
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Language: English
Creator: Acord, Sophia Krys
Taylor, Laurie N.
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: 10/24/2012

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Abstract: Presentation for Open Access Week 2012 focusing on the social sciences and humanities and Open Access.

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00013160/00001

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Title: Open access isn’t just for the sciences: Digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences
Physical Description: Presentation slides
Language: English
Creator: Acord, Sophia Krys
Taylor, Laurie N.
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: 10/24/2012

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Subjects / Keywords: Symposium or presentation
Genre:
Spatial Coverage:

Notes

Abstract: Presentation for Open Access Week 2012 focusing on the social sciences and humanities and Open Access.

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
System ID: AA00013160:00001


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Click to edit Master subtitle style Digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences Dr. Sophia Krzys Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Dr. Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, UF Smathers Libraries UF Open Access Week, 23 24 October 2012

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Long lag time to publication Larger scholarly outputs Vanishing publication opportunities in some subfields Fewer publication outlets, period Many small and low paradigm fields permissions, type setting, and layout charges

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Working papers and preprints

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Reviews and commentaries

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Archives and databases

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Courtesy of: Steven C. Wheatley, vice president, American Council of Learned Societies Peer reviewed formal archival publication Data, archives, grey literature, etc. The Yin and Yang of Open Access

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Click to edit Master subtitle style OA Art

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Open Access, Refereed Journals

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Many disciplinary associations have been dubious of the open access movement, saying that it would hurt their revenues from journals (either directly through subscriptions or indirectly as an incentive to become a member of the association) [Rosemary] Feal [Executive Director] said she did not share those concerns We believe the value of PMLA is not just the individual article, but the curation of the issue," she said PMLA regularly includes thematic issues or issues where articles relate to one another While there will be value in reading individual articles, she said, that does not replace the journal Further, she said, the individual articles posted elsewhere could attract interest to the journal The MLA's journal policies tend to be watched by many humanities related associations, and Feal said she hoped the MLA change would have an influence in encouraging open access "While recognizing that each association and journal has its own business model, we hope that they will find ways, like the MLA, to disseminate their scholarship broadly InsideHigherEd Open Access Policies by Scholarly Societies & Communities

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Click to edit Master subtitle style The current system of access to journal content certainly contains elements of But solutions that ignore the wide differences between the respective landscapes of science and humanities journals generate new, and more difficult, dilemmas. Requiring authors to pay the costs of their own publications is not the answer. The AHA suggests that historians begin thoughtful conversations at their own institutions and participate in the discussions that we will initiate at our annual meeting, our web site and other appropriate venues September 24, 2012 Open Access Policies by Scholarly Societies & Communities

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Click to edit Master subtitle style SCOAP 3 Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics Open Access Policies by Scholarly Societies & Communities

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Incentivize senior faculty to establish high quality refereed OA outlets. Treat dissertations and creative works differently to avoid impeding the publishing process. Think about primary and secondary sources as two sides of the same OA coin. Think creatively about ways that Universities can distribute subscription fees to support the costs of publishing for scholarly societies. Considerations Moving Forward

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Thank you Dr. Sophia Krzys Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Dr. Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, UF Smathers Libraries UF Open Access Week, 23 24 October 2012



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Click to edit Master subtitle style UF Open Access Week, 23 24 October 2012 Digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences Dr. Sophia Krzys Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Dr. Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, UF Smathers Libraries

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Unique publishing concerns in the Humanities and Social Sciences Long lag time to publication Larger scholarly outputs Vanishing publication opportunities in some subfields Fewer publication outlets, period Many small and low paradigm fields permissions, type setting, and layout charges

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Working papers and preprints

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Reviews and commentaries

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Archives and databases

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The Yin and Yang of Open Access Courtesy of: Steven C. Wheatley, vice president, American Council of Learned Societies Data, archives, grey literature, etc. Peer reviewed formal archival publication

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OA art

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Open Access, Refereed Journals

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Open Access Policies by Scholarly Societies & Communities Many disciplinary associations have been dubious of the open access movement, saying that it would hurt their revenues from journals (either directly through subscriptions or indirectly as an incentive to become a member of the association) [Rosemary] Feal [Executive Director] said she did not share those concerns We believe the value of PMLA is not just the individual article, but the curation of the issue," she said PMLA regularly includes thematic issues or issues where articles relate to one another While there will be value in reading individual articles, she said, that does not replace the journal Further, she said, the individual articles posted elsewhere could attract interest to the journal The MLA's journal policies tend to be watched by many humanities related associations, and Feal said she hoped the MLA change would have an influence in encouraging open access "While recognizing that each association and journal has its own business model, we hope that they will find ways, like the MLA, to disseminate their scholarship broadly InsideHigherEd

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Open Access Policies by Scholarly Societies & Communities The current system of access to journal content certainly contains elements of But solutions that ignore the wide differences between the respective landscapes of science and humanities journals generate new, and more difficult, dilemmas. Requiring authors to pay the costs of their own publications is not the answer. The AHA suggests that historians begin thoughtful conversations at their own institutions and participate in the discussions that we will initiate at our annual meeting, our web site and other appropriate venues September 24, 2012

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Open Access Policies by Scholarly Societies & Communities SCOAP 3 Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics

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Considerations Moving Forward Incentivize senior faculty to establish high quality refereed OA outlets. Treat dissertations and creative works differently to avoid impeding the publishing process. Think about primary and secondary sources as two sides of the same OA coin. Think creatively about ways that Universities can distribute subscription fees to support the costs of publishing for scholarly societies.