Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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Emerging Trends and Evolving Issues in Open Access and Scholarly Communications
Daniel Gelaw Alemneh, Kris Helge, Ahmet (Meti) Tmava, Ida Fajar Priyanto

Last modified: 2015-03-17

Abstract


The manner in which scholarly research is conducted is changing rapidly. As researchers continue to produce and share a wide variety of research outputs and scholarly contributions, in new ways, understanding of the factors influencing adoption, how they are being used, their implications for research practices and policy remains limited.

This presentation will provide an overview of emerging trends in scholarly communication and the roles of diverse stakeholders ranging from individual researchers, scholars, and library and information professionals to institutions, publishers and professional societies. In light of the increasingly global Open Access movement and the evolving landscape of Scholarly Communication, the panelist will share their preliminary findings of their doctoral researches and further speculate the implication of open educational resources on copyrights, access, and preservation at global level.


Keywords


Open Access; Scholarly Communications; open educational resources; institutional repositories; digital libraries; copyrights

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