[Humanist] 24.767 new publications: peer-review; e-publishing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Mar 8 07:18:42 CET 2011


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 767.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Diane Harley <dianeh at berkeley.edu>                        (63)
        Subject: New publication: CSHE/Mellon Peer Review in Academic
                Promotion andPublishing

  [2]   From:    "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cwbailey at digital-               (57)
                scholarship.com>
        Subject: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010/Digital
                Curationand Preservation Bibliography 2010


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        Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:20:42 -0800
        From: Diane Harley <dianeh at berkeley.edu>
        Subject: New publication: CSHE/Mellon Peer Review in Academic Promotion and Publishing


*We are delighted to announce the publication of:*
*
Peer Review in Academic Promotion and Publishing: Its Meaning, Locus, 
and Future  http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1xv148c8# *
*/A Project Report and Associated Recommendations, Proceedings from a 
Meeting, and Background Papers/*
 http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1xv148c8#  *
Authors: Diane Harley and Sophia Krzys Acord*

*/The publication can be viewed online and downloaded at: 
/*/*http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1xv148c8#*/

**Since 2005, and with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon 
Foundation  http://www.mellon.org/ , the Center for Studies in Higher 
Education (CSHE)  http://cshe.berkeley.edu/  has been conducting 
research to explore how academic values --- including those related to 
peer review, publishing, sharing, and collaboration ---influence 
scholarly communication practices and engagement with new technological 
affordances, open access publishing, and the public good.

This report includes (1) an overview of the state of peer review in the 
Academy at large, (2) a set of recommendations for moving forward, (3) a 
proposed research agenda to examine in depth the effects of academic 
status-seeking on the entire academic enterprise, (4) proceedings from 
the workshop on the four topics noted above, and (5) four substantial 
and broadly conceived background papers on the workshop topics, with 
associated literature reviews.

The document explores, in particular, the tightly intertwined phenomena 
of peer review in publication and academic promotion, the values and 
associated costs to the Academy of the current system, experimental 
forms of peer review in various disciplinary areas, the effects of 
scholarly practices on the publishing system, and the possibilities and 
real costs of creating alternative loci for peer review and publishing 
that link scholarly societies, libraries, institutional repositories, 
and university presses. We also explore the motivations and ingredients 
of successful open access resolutions that are directed at peer-reviewed 
article-length material. In doing so, this report suggests that creating 
a wider array of institutionally acceptable and cost-effective 
alternatives to peer reviewing and publishing scholarly work could 
maintain the quality of academic peer review, support greater research 
productivity, reduce the explosive growth of low-quality publications, 
increase the purchasing power of cash-strapped libraries, better support 
the free flow and preservation of ideas, and relieve the burden on 
overtaxed faculty of conducting too much peer review.

This latest report on the state and future of peer review is a natural 
extension of our findings in/*Assessing the Future Landscape of 
Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in 
Seven Disciplines (2010)*  http://escholarship.org/uc/cshe_fsc /, which 
stressed the need for a more nuanced academic reward system that is less 
dependent on citation metrics, the slavish adherence to marquee journals 
and university presses, and the growing tendency of institutions to 
outsource assessment of scholarship to such proxies as default promotion 
criteria.

Links to the complete results of our ongoing work can be found 
at* http://cshe.berkeley.edu/research/scholarlycommunication/index.htm **The 
**Future of Scholarly Communication Project website* 
 http://cshe.berkeley.edu/research/scholarlycommunication/index.htm .

========================================
Diane Harley, Ph.D.,
Principal Investigator and Director, Higher Education in the Digital Age 
Project,
Center for Studies in Higher Education
771 Evans Hall, # 4650
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
http://cshe.berkeley.edu/people/dharley.htm
email: dianeh /at/ berkeley /dot/ edu



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        Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:07:19 +0000
        From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cwbailey at digital-scholarship.com>
        Subject: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010/Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010

Digital Scholarship has released the Scholarly Electronic
Publishing Bibliography 2010.  This 466-page book presents
over 3,800 selected English-language articles, books, and
other textual sources that are useful in understanding
scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.  It
covers digital copyright, digital libraries, digital
preservation, digital rights management, digital
repositories, economic issues, electronic books and texts,
electronic serials, license agreements, metadata, publisher
issues, open access, and other related topics. Most sources
have been published from 1990 through 2010.  Many references
have links to freely available copies of included works.

The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 is
available as an open access PDF file and a low-cost
paperback. All versions of the bibliography are available
under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0
United States License.

http://digital-scholarship.org/sepb/annual/sepb2010.htm

Digital Scholarship has also released the Digital Curation
and Preservation Bibliography 2010.  This 80-page book
presents over 500 English-language articles, books, and
technical reports that are useful in understanding digital
curation and preservation. This selective bibliography
covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues,
digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals),
metadata, models and policies, national and international
efforts, projects and institutional implementations,
research studies, services, strategies, and digital
repository concerns.  Most sources have been published from
2000 through 2010; however, a limited number of key sources
published prior to 2000 are also included.  Many references
have links to freely available copies of included works.

The Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 is
available as an open access PDF file and as a low-cost
paperback.  All versions of the bibliography are available
under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0
United States License.

http://digital-scholarship.org/dcpb/dcpb2010.htm

For further information about Digital Scholarship
publications, see the "Digital Scholarship Publications
Overview" and "Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications."

http://digital-scholarship.org/about/overview.htm

http://digital-scholarship.org/announce/reviews.htm

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traduire, tradurre, traduzir, or ubersetzen):

http://digital-scholarship.org/announce/dcpb2010_en.htm

http://digital-scholarship.org/announce/sepb2010_en.htm

-- 

Best Regards,
Charles

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Publisher, Digital Scholarship

http://digital-scholarship.org/cwb/cwbaileyprofile.htm


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