From the Ground Up: A Group Editorial on the Most Pressing Issues in Scholarly Communication

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Agate, N. et al., (2017). From the Ground Up: A Group Editorial on the Most Pressing Issues in Scholarly Communication. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 5(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2196

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“Librarians involved in scholarly communication must move quickly beyond a limited set
of formal publication types towards a wider range of more complex and arguably more atrisk
research outputs.” Sam Searle, Griffith University

 

“One of the greatest challenges we face is the encroachment of capital and profit on all of our
labor, whether we’re writing, peer reviewing, reviewing, authoring, editing, or teaching. It
is increasingly ‘normal’ to give away one’s personal information, browsing habits, and even the content of one’s scholarly labor in exchange for black-box vanity metrics about who has
viewed, downloaded, cited, and shared our work.” Nicky Agate, Modern Language Association

“Things have to change. We need to address the reward system in academia, and for that to
happen the academic community needs to recognise that work being done in scholarly communication
is robust and valid. Credit where credit is due.” Danny Kingsley, Cambridge University

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