Resources from the Mason Publishing Group

Recent news in Scholarly Communication:

Open Access
Alt. Models
Digital

Open Access

 

  • Distributing what we can

Publish Open Access

http://publishing.gmu.edu/communication/open-access-publishing-fund/

 

  • Member of DOAJ
  • Membership in Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association 

Open Educational Resources

  • Initial pilot started Spring 2016
  • Collaboration between Mason Publishing (Libraries), 4-VA, and Mason Online.

Alternatives: Creative Commons

Licensing options:

  • CC-BY :
    • Attribution
  • CC-BY-NC :
    • Attribution, Non-Commercial
  • CC-BY-ND :
    • Attribution, No Derivatives
  • CC-BY-SA :
    • Attribution, Share-Alike

Shifting Economies

Print-based publishing operates within an economics of scarcity, with its systems determined largely by the fact that a limited number of pages, journals, and books can be produced ... Electronic publishing faces no such material scarcity...

However, in a self-multiplying scholarly commons ... what remains scarce are time and attention.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence,

Ch. 1, pp. 37-38 (print)

  • Problem of an abundance of distributed scholarship.

 

  • Bring the "journal" to the scholarship, rather than the scholarship to the journal.

 

  • Focus attention: If I only read one thing, it should be this.

Shift to "Altmetrics"

How can we assess the importance (influence) of a piece of scholarship?

  • Reputation of the Journal?
  • Use by popular and scholarly audiences?

Things to Consider

  • Who is deciding?
  • What is counted?
  • To what end?

Look Behind the Curtain:

How Mason Publishing is Involved:

  • Assign DOIs to digital content
  • Assign ORCIDs and help link your content to you

Open Monographs

Suite of studies, funded by Mellon, on the costs of monograph publishing and alternative models.

http://sr.ithaka.org/?p=276785

Direct Author Subventions at University of Michigan and Indiana University

http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/113671

Digital Scholarship Center

Spring 2017

 

  • Currently in Planning Stages
  • Resources for Digital Projects
  • Consultation Model

Archiving Digital Work

  • Interface
  • Infrastructure
  • Data

Thank you!

Scholarly Communication @ Mason

By Jeri Wieringa

Scholarly Communication @ Mason

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