Monthly Archives: November 2014

New book from the University of Adelaide Press: Universities in Transition

Great to have this contribution to assist in understanding the the early years experience from a range of perspectives.

 
Universities in Transition; Foregrounding Social Contexts of Knowledge in the First Year Experience

edited by Heather Brook, Deane Fergie, Michael Maeorg and Dee Michell

 

Chapter 8 “Thinking critically about critical thinking in the First-Year Experience” by Chris Beasley and Benito Cao reports on their study of first-year Politics courses with some interesting perspectives into the challenges and importance of learning to read scholarly publications.

http://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/titles/universities-transition/

 

Roxanne Missingham

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£9m compliance cost of UK open access requirements

This report from Research Consulting outlines the costs of the adoption of the Finch report’s recommendations.

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Best practice guides for grey literature publishing and review codes now available

The Swinburne Institute for Social Research has produced some very useful documents to support those producing grey literature. Publishing digital documents: the Tap. Dance guide and the Publishing online: the Tap Dance guide . They have also produced a Grey Literature Review Code.

Roxanne Missingham

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If learners live online, teachers and textbooks must follow them

An valuable article published in The conversation by David White, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at University of the Arts London.

https://theconversation.com/if-learners-live-online-teachers-and-textbooks-must-follow-them-32478

Reports on recent Jisc research.

Roxanne Missingham

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Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future by Martin Eve

Open Access and the Humanities Contexts, Controversies and the Future
Author: Martin Paul Eve
Publication planned for: November 2014
Availability: Not yet published – available from November 2014

http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/general/open-access-and-humanities-contexts-controversies-and-future?format=PB?format=PB

Jonathon Grey’s book review can be found at http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2014/11/07/book-review-open-access-and-the-humanities-contexts-controversies-and-the-future-by-martin-eve/.

The review starts:

Martin Eve’s new book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of open access and scholarly communication in the humanities. With chapters on digital economics, open licensing, and technological innovations, the book represents a rallying call for researchers to shape the future of open scholarly communication and public engagement, writes

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2015 Library Publishing Directory

The Library Publishing Coalition is pleased to announce publication of the 2015 Library Publishing Directory, which highlights the publishing activities of 124 college and university libraries.

PDF and EPUB versions are openly available online at
http://www.librarypublishing.org/resources/directory/lpd2015.

Thank you for contributing to this valuable resource. By contributing to the Directory, you have helped the LPC to document the breadth and depth of activities in this field; articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a significant and growing community of practice; and raise its visibility within a number of stakeholder communities.

The Directory illustrates the many ways in which libraries are actively transforming and advancing scholarly communications in partnership with scholars, students, university presses, and others.

The Directory is made possible by the generous donation of services from Purdue University Libraries (design, copyediting, and publishing coordination); Lightning Source (printing); and The Charlesworth Group (XML conversion).

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about the Directory.

Best regards,
Sarah


Sarah Kalikman Lippincott
Program Manager
Educopia Institute, Library Publishing Coalition
sarah@educopia.org
http://www.librarypublishing.org
919-218-2516
Skype: sarah.k.lippincott

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2nd Annual Library Publishing Forum

Date: March 29-30, 2015
Location: Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Conference Website: http://www.librarypublishing.org/events/lpforum15

News: Second annual Library Publishing Forum announcement and call for presentation proposals.

This year’s theme is Creating and Supporting Sustainable Publishing Programs and the committee invites proposals for a variety of formats and relevant topics.

For further details, please see this website. Proposals are due December 31, 2014.

This event will bring together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing.

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