[globaloutlookDH-l] Scholar and Scientific publication in Mid
and Low Income economies
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):
> 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
> 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.
> Daniel Paul O'Donnell
> Professor of English
> University of Lethbridge
> Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
> +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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