--- layout: post status: publish published: true title: ! 'Publication: ''Tear it down, build it up: the Research Output Team, or the library-as-publisher'', Insights, 25, 2 (July 2012), pp. 158-162' wordpress_id: 2167 wordpress_url: https://www.martineve.com/?p=2167 date: !binary |- MjAxMi0wNy0wOSAxNjo1MjoxNCArMDIwMA== date_gmt: !binary |- MjAxMi0wNy0wOSAxNjo1MjoxNCArMDIwMA== categories: - Open Access - Publications - Output tags: - Open Access - academia - Publication comments:  ---
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.
Available open access at: http://uksg.metapress.com/content/9tvk4t7324388071/?p=43da471d5e0a4df6bd268ee270278a80&pi=6
DOI resolver link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1629/2048-7718.104.22.168.