Reassembling Scholarly Publishing: Institutional Repositories, Open Access, and the Process of Change

Mary Anne Kennan, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic

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Abstract

The domain of scholarly publishing is undergoing rapid change. Change has been instigated and produced by the Internet and open access systems ' such as disciplinary and institutional repositories and open access journals. However traditional scholarly publishing is strengthening its hold over prestigious journals thus resisting change. How then does the change come about? An attempt at answering this question led us to examine an institutional repository initiative in a University. As we identified and followed the actors (researchers, research papers, reward systems, institutional repository technology, library staff, RQF, etc.) we saw the emergence of new publishing practices and the forces preserving the old ones. By adopting Actor Network Theory (ANT) we came to understand the materiality, relationality and ambiguity of processes of reassembling scholarly publishing. This paper presents preliminary results and thereby informs a wider debate and shaping of open access and scholarly publishing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th ACIS
Subtitle of host publicationthe 3 Rs: research, relevance and rigour - coming of age
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Qld
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Pages10
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9780909756963
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) - University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
Duration: 05 Dec 200707 Dec 2007
https://eprints.usq.edu.au/4133/ (Conference proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
CountryAustralia
CityToowoomba
Period05/12/0707/12/07
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    Kennan, M. A., & Cecez-Kecmanovic, D. (2007). Reassembling Scholarly Publishing: Institutional Repositories, Open Access, and the Process of Change. In 18th ACIS: the 3 Rs: research, relevance and rigour - coming of age (pp. 10). University of Southern Queensland.