[globaloutlookDH-l] Scholar and Scientific publication in Mid and Low Income economies

Daniel O'Donnell daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Sun May 26 08:31:51 MDT 2013

Thank you very much David and Marin!

On 13-05-26 06:01 AM, David Golumbia wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> You may have this already, but just in case, as they are by no means 
> well known enough: the JSTOR Developing Nations Access and African 
> Access Initiatives both offer reduced-cost or free access to all or 
> most of the JSTOR content to all academic and non-profit institutions 
> in the 80 countries in the lower tier of World Bank economic ratings 
> and in all of Africa (they are two separate initiatives and these 
> criteria overlap significantly):
> http://about.jstor.org/libraries/developing-nations-access-initiative
> http://about.jstor.org/libraries/african-access-initiative
> There are also a variety of programs to make the archives available to 
> other groups and individuals.
> (I'm not affiliated in any way with JSTOR, but given the intense media 
> attention JSTOR has received, it's a topic I've spent some time 
> investigating.)
> David
> On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Daniel O'Donnell 
> <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca <mailto:daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     I'm on the executive council at Force11 (http://force11.org/).
>     This is an organisation interested in the future of scientific
>     publishing, and especially questions like Open Access business
>     models and executable/Open Data.
>     A question that has come up recently there involves what we might
>     broadly call incubator initiatives: i.e. initiatives that involve
>     sharing best practice in, support for the development of, or other
>     community building activities for scientific and scholarly publishing.
>     I know of a number of such initiatives in the Humanities and
>     Social Sciences (e.g. Erudit, revues.org <http://revues.org>, some
>     of the work at the MLA), but all of them are located in High
>     Income Economies and they tend to operate with that context in
>     mind. I've recently seen a number of lectures talking about
>     differences in how Science is published in Mid and Low regions
>     (particularly at Force11's great "Beyond the PDF 2" conference,
>     recently held in Amsterdam).
>     Does anybody know of similar initiatives focused specifically on
>     publication and dissemination issues in Mid and Low Income
>     regions? Or focussing on geography rather than income,
>     specifically in Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, China? I'm as
>     interested in Scientific publishing and humanities, and within the
>     Humanities both DH and outside that into more traditional fields.
>     I should say I'm speaking solely for myself here: our discussion
>     at Force11 got me thinking.
>     I appreciate any tips people might be able to supply.
>     -dan
>     -- 
>     ---
>     Daniel Paul O'Donnell
>     Professor of English
>     University of Lethbridge
>     Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
>     Canada
>     +1 403 393-2539 <tel:%2B1%20403%20393-2539>
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Daniel Paul O'Donnell
Professor of English
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4

+1 403 393-2539

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