[OAI-eprints] Scholar-Based Innovations in Publishing

Gerry Mckiernan gerrymck at iastate.edu
Tue Jun 24 13:16:02 EDT 2003

               _Scholar-Based Innovations in Publishing_

   I am pleased to announce the availability of a most 'exciting' [:-)]  PowerPoint presentation  prepared for the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Discussion Group meeting at ALA Toronto on Monday, June 23, 2003 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

   The revised presentation is available at:

   [ http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/ScholarBased.ppt ]

In recent years, a number of innovations have emerged that seek to provide sustainable alternatives to the predominant publishing paradigm. In this presentation, a variety of initiatives that exploit the inherent potential of the Web and other digital environments to offer open and enhanced access to the personal and collective scholarship of individuals, organizations, and nations will be profiled.

  In its concluding section, the presentation focuses on the two major 
discipline-based repositories for library and information science scholarship,_ DLIST Archive: Digital Library of Information Science and Technology_ (http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/) and _E-LIS_ (http://eprints.rclis.org/ ), "an electronic open access archive for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, in Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related application activities."

   To expedite the adoption and further development of scholar-based innovations in publishing, librarians and other information specialists are encouraged to 'Lead By Example' by depositing their own scholarship within either or both these repositories.

 The 'References' section of the presentation includes four of my publications that  served as the basis for this presentation, the first three of which are linked to their respective full-text:

 "Scholar-based Innovations in Publishing. Part I: Individual and Institutional Initiatives," _Library Hi Tech News_ 20 no. 2 (March 2003): 19-26. 

[http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/ScholarBased-I.pdf  ]

"Scholar-based Innovations in Publishing. Part II: Library and Professional Initiatives," _Library Hi Tech News_ 20 no. 3 (April 2003): 19-27.

 [ http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/ScholarBased-II.pdf ]

"Scholar-based Innovations in Publishing. Part III: Organizational and National Initiatives," _Library Hi Tech News_ 20 no. 5 (June 2003): 15-23.

[http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/ScholarBased-III.pdf ]

"Open Access and Retrieval: Liberating the Scholarly Literature," in E-_Serials Management: Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities_, ed. David Fowler (Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, Fall 2003).

[Of course, I wll  deposit these full-text items, as well as other
scholarship,  including this ALCTS presentation {:-), in  _DLIST_ and 


BTW: Don't forget to explore the embedded (and non-embedded)hyperlinks! {:->


Gerry McKiernan  
Circumstantial Librarian 
Iowa State University 
Ames IA 50011

gerrymck at iastate.edu 

NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was unable to attend ALA to deliver this presentation in person. I am most grateful to Julia Blixrud, Assistant Director, Public Programs, SPARC, and fellow panelist, for presenting on my behalf.  Thanks!, Julia! | Gerry McKiernan

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