The Facet Scholarly Communication Collection
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The Facet Scholarly Communication Collection

G. G. Chowdhury, Deborah Shorley, Michael Jubb, Graham Pryor, Sarah Jones

The Facet Scholarly Communication Collection provides cutting-edge information on research support, data management and research communication for librarians, researchers, academics and publishers. Written by leading academics and practitioners, the books included in the Collection examine the current state of scholarly communication, provide practical guidance for scholars and practitioners and look forward to the future. The books included in the Collection are: The Future of Scholarly Communication Edited by Deborah Shorley and Michael Jubb While admitting the complexity of the field and key uncertainties, this work nevertheless explores both current issues in scholarly communication and some likely futures. The growth of open access (OA) and simultaneous difficulty in preserving peer review are just two of the subjects which receive attention here, within the context of the publish or perish framework. Shorley (scholarly communications advisor, Imperial College) and Jubb (Research Information Network) deliberately chose contributors from a broad range of specialties and perspectives. - Reference and Research Book News Sustainability of Scholarly Information G G Chowdhury …an extremely useful introduction to the increasingly important topic of sustainability, and one which will undoubtedly provoke discussion amongst information researchers. - Online Information Review This is the first book to discuss the sustainable development of digital scholarly information in three key aspects: economic, social and environmental sustainability. Delivering Research Data Management Services Fundamentals of good practice Edited by Graham Pryor, Sarah Jones and Angus Whyte This is a book which resonated strongly with me. It advocates for a culture change in data practices; a sustainable, holistic approach to research data management, from policies to planning, to storing and sharing as appropriate, and cautions against being driven by compliance with single funder requirements. Yet it also addresses the importance of sharing data for research impact, integrity and economics. It is neatly split into two: the different approaches and elements of service provision, and case studies. The editors write the bulk of the text; the first five chapters provide an introduction and overview of elements of research data management services, challenges and issues associated with a philosophical shift to the sharing of data from traditionally private storage, to data communication and requirements for data infrastructure. The current gap between researcher requirements and currently available services is also noted, justifying this book as a guide to developing services. - Australian Academic and Research Libraries Managing Research Data Edited by Graham Pryor This is an excellent book for anyone, not just information professionals, looking to ‘introduce and familiarize’ themselves with a complex and challenging, yet increasingly important topic. The book benefits from a prestigious line-up of knowledgeable authors, including those who are actually ‘doing’ research and research data management. As an edited volume it fits well together as a single entity even though written by a number of individuals: chapters reference other chapters and the reader is not left with a sense of a ‘cobbled-together’ mix of disparate topics from different people. The content can equally well be dipped into, as read from cover to cover. - Ariadne Digital Information Order or anarchy? Edited by Hazel Woodward and Lorraine Estelle Digital Information presents an interdisciplinary analysis with global perspectives on scholarly communication. Contributors address the profound impact of digital technology, open-access publishing, Google initiatives, and escalating copyright concerns on higher education. Open access seeks solutions to the skyrocketing costs of publishing and database subscriptions in light of projected and current exponential growth in peer-reviewed scholarly output on the global scale. Yet, as this book indicates, conflict exists within a community of publishers, librarians, and scholars concerned about the quality and reliability of open-access material, the provenance of digital content on the Web, and the protection of intellectual property. Chapters also cover the continuous paradigm shifts shaping the future of scholarly communication. - CHOICE

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