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stephen at melbpc.org.au
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Fri Apr 3 08:25:56 AEDT 2009
> Houghton's JISC report from January this year is also interesting.
> 'Economic implications of alternative scholarly publishing models:
> Exploring the costs & benefits' http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/278
God speed your noble quests gentlemen, and a pox on the houses of the
book-burners :-) These items regarding open access may be of interest.
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> One small snippet from the conclusions:
> It seems likely that more open access would have substantial net
> benefits in the longer term and, while net benefits may be lower
> during a transitional period they are likely to be positive for both
> open access publishing and self-archiving alternatives (i.e. Gold OA)
> and for parallel subscription publishing and self-archiving (i.e.
> Green OA). This suggests that there are gains to be realised from
> moving towards open access publishing models and, despite the lag
> between the costs and the realisation of benefits, the transition may
> be affordable within existing system-wide budgetary allocations.
> 2009/4/1 Anthony Hornby <anthony.w.hornby at gmail.com>:
> > Thanks Evan,
> > another useful thing to read tonight :-)
> > Appreciated !
> > Regards Anthony
> > 2009/4/1 ARTHUR,Evan (Dr) <Evan.ARTHUR at deewr.gov.au>:
> >> A good general discussion of the issue of scholarly publishing/open
> >> access as it affects Australia is: Houghton, J.W. with Steele, C.
> >> and Sheehan, P. (2008) 'Scholarly Communication Costs in Australian
> >> Higher Education, ' Higher Education Management and Policy 20(3),
> >> pp27-44. Available from the OECD/IHME. There is also John's earlier
> >> report which he did for us when we were DEST at (impossible URL
> >> follows):
> >> http://www.dest.gov.au/NR/rdonly> res/0ACB271F-EA7D-4FAF-B3F7-
> >> 0381F441B175/13935/DEST_Research_Communications>
> >> _Cost_Report_Sept2006.pdf
> >> Evan Arthur
> >> Group Manager
> >> Digital Education Group
> >> Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
> >> *: GPO Box 9880 Canberra ACT 2601
> >> ' 02 6240 5187 ': 0412 329 169
> >> * evan.arthur at deewr.gov.au
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