Scholarly communication practices in Humanities and Social Sciences: researchers' attitudes and awareness of Open Access [slides]

Creator
Narayan, Bhuva; Tiffen, Belinda; Luca, Edward
Description

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the talk presenting the results of a project exploring the perceptions and practices of researchers working in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) towards open access (OA), based on a study conducted at the University of Technology Sydney, specifically focusing on its institutional repository.
 
The findings highlight some of the barriers and challenges facing open access in HASS, including perception of open access journals, publication pressures, and also the usability of the university repositories. Library staff also identified a lack of awareness about open access among faculty members, and issues relating to how the university communicated with them about OA.
 
The study provides a model for academic libraries in the development of proactive, targeted publications support that responds to researcher needs, which vary between disciplinary cultures. Implications for practice include encouraging a model of embedded librarianship within disciplinary groups in order to understand and customise publications support within disciplines.

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Contributor
University of Technology Sydney; University of Sydney
Date
2018
Type
Format
Language
en
Relation
https://read.alia.org.au/asia-pacific-library-and-information-conference-2018-conference-program
Coverage
Australia