Most discussions of the cultural changes linked to the Internet are holistically focused ñ discussing the effect of technical changes on the characteristics as a system as a whole. This talk will take a complementary perspective by focusing on how cultural change is being shaped from the bottom-up "makers", "sufferers" or "perpetrators" of Open Access publishing.
The main part of the talk will give an insider's perspective, as a case study, of the decisions, motivations and constraints of individuals and stakeholders at different points in the development of a major Open Access publishing project in linguistics. The perspective will then be widened to situate this particular development in the larger development of a "publication" as one functional element in the concept of open science.
About this series
Scholars collaborate online. Data are collected, delivered, analysed, and distributed via the Internet. Communication, both formal publications and informal exchanges, have moved online. Yet face-to-face conversations are still valued, seminars and lectures retain prestige, conferences proliferate, and frequent flyer miles accumulate. This lecture series will provoke a rich discussion of innovations in digital scholarship with an international array of scholars, examining implications for the sciences, social sciences, and humanities and for libraries and publishing.
The series is co-convened by UCLA Professor Christine Borgman, Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer at Balliol College; Professor William Dutton, Professor of Internet Studies at the OII and Fellow at Balliol College, and Sarah Thomas, Bodley’s Librarian and Fellow of Balliol College.