Monthly Archives: September 2014

Innovation Study: Challenges and Opportunities for Australia’s Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums

Funded by the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation at Digital Productivity & Services Flagship, Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and conducted with the Smart Services Co-operative Research Centre (CRC). The report suggest that a deep transformation is required focusing on our clients, together with national collaboration is essential. The headline “Australian museums must innovate or risk becoming ‘digital dinosaurs’.

Are you a dinosaur? It’s time to look at publishing in a new light – not just storing material and making it accessible – get out there and create, partner, digitise and explore new ways of scholarly communication!

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Roxanne Missingham

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New Horizon report on libraries – includes a view on publishing

The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released its first ever report for libraries. The key issues identified are “Increasing Focus on Research Data Management for Publications” and “Prioritization of Mobile Content and Delivery” as fast trends driving changes in academic and research libraries over the next one to two years. The “Evolving Nature of the Scholarly Record” and “Increasing Accessibility of Research Content” are mid-range trends expected to accelerate technology use in the next three to five years; and “Continual Progress in Technology, Standards, and Infrastructure” and the “Rise of New Forms of Multidisciplinary Research” are long-range trends that will be impacting libraries for five years and beyond.

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Roxanne Missingham

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Opening Up Scholarly Communications

CNI jointly held a conference with Jisc on July 10, 2014. Among the topics on the program were “International Policy Developments and the Wider Environment of Open Scholarship,” “Opening Up Scholarly Publications,” “Opening Up Data,” and “Infrastructure Requirements for Open Scholarship.” The conference brought together leaders in the academic community in the UK and the US. Resources and slides from the presenters are now available.

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Roxanne Missingham

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