VALA2006 Session 8 Mercieca

VALA2006Changing patterns in scholarly publishing: interim report on ARC funded research project

VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Digital and e-publishing
Thursday 9 February 2006, 14:00 – 14:30
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperPaul Mercieca

Lecturer – Information Management and Digital Publishing, RMIT University

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This paper reports on the progress of a three year ARC funded research project that is exploring issues associated with ongoing business models for digital scholarly publishing. While the ARC project itself is exploring broad changes within the publishing environment, this paper focuses on issues associated with open access publishing. The paper provides an overview of the research focus and its methodology and then broadly discusses issues of ongoing sustainability, and the impact of policy change on access and potential changing patterns of usage of digital scholarly content. These issues form the basis for the ongoing research project.