Tear it down, build it up: the Research Output Team, or the library-as-publisher
Eve, Martin Paul (2012) Tear it down, build it up: the Research Output Team, or the library-as-publisher. Insights: the UKSG journal 25 (2), pp. 158-162. ISSN 2048-7754.
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Academic publishing is in an unstable period of transition. There is a growing degree of anger, especially from early-career academics in a time of austerity, at perceived publisher extortion. The current models of open access do not address all these problems, especially with regard to library budgets. While some of this anger is misplaced, publishers must either self-discipline their practices or find themselves displaced by alternate models. Libraries, likewise, face a dangerous time in which the threat of third-party tender for their services brings extinction ever closer. This article begins to outline a system dubbed the 'Research Output Team' (ROT) that moves publishing in-house to institutional libraries, thereby safeguarding publishing jobs and expertise while defeating the problematic aspects of the existing set-up.
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities|
|Research Centre:||Contemporary Literature, Centre for|
|Depositing User:||Martin Paul Eve|
|Date Deposited:||05 Jun 2015 14:58|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2016 15:37|
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