Re: REMINDER! Deadline for Repository Issue of NRIN Journal is 31st July 2009

From: Stevan Harnad <harnad_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:25:20 -0400

On 17-Jul-09, at 10:54 AM, Chris Rusbridge wrote:

> Les, is this an Open Access issue?

Chris, if I may:

(1) If by "issue" you mean whether repository infrastructures is an OA
issue, then the answer is of course: Yes.

(2) If by "issue" you mean whether this NRIN special issue is Gold OA (i.e,,
free online), then my question is: Why do you ask, and why should it be? OA
does not necessarily mean Gold OA.

(3) If by "issue" you mean whether this NRIN special issue is Green OA
(i.e., endorse authors making their own articles free online), then (apart
from agreeing that this is always desirable and welcome), I ask whether you
would have insisted that the only medium via which Alexander Graham Bell
should have promoted the nature and uses of his new invention was the
telephone? (One cannot always be preaching to the choir; the heathen need to
be addressed in their own tongues, and venues!)

But, as a repository architecture issue, I hope all IRs will be implementing
the "email eprint request" Button and the option of depositing an article in
Closed access rather than Open Access where judged necessary. The Button
will tide over the usage needs of research and researchers by providing
"Almost OA" during any embargo Closed Access embargo period. This
effectively moots consideration (3) above altogether.

Faut pas Ítre plus royaliste que le roi...

Chrs,

Archduke Johannes

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> now closing 7 August 2009
>
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>
> On 16 Jul 2009, at 16:44, Leslie Carr wrote:
>
> > Reminder! Two weeks until the deadline for submissions for The New
> > Review on Information Networking (NRIN) special issue on Repository
> > Architectures, Infrastructures and Services (31st July 2009).
> >
> > The aim of this issue is to further our understanding on how
> > repositories are delivering services and capability to the scholarly and
> > scientific community by marshalling resources at the institutional scale
> > and delivering at the global scale. Considerable progress in this area
> > has been achieved under the "Open Access" banner and this special issue
> > aims to explore the technical aspects of facilitating the scientific and
> > scholarly commons: open access to research literature, research data,
> > scholarly materials and teaching resources.
> >
> > Topics for this special issue include (but are not limited to):
> > - Repository architecture, infrastructure and services
> > - Repositories supporting scholarly communications
> > - Repositories supporting e-research and e-researchers
> > - Integrating with publishing and publishing platforms
> > - Repositories and research information systems
> > - Integrating with other infrastructure platforms e.g., cloud, Web2
> > - Integrating with other data sources, linked data and the Semantic Web
> > - Scaling repositories for extreme requirements
> > - Computational services and interfaces across distributed repositories
> > - Content & metadata standards
> > - OAI services
> > - Web services, Web 2.0 services, mashups
> > - Social networking, annotation / tagging, personalization
> > - Searching and information discovery
> > - Reference, reuse, reanalysis, re-interpretation, and repurposing of
> > content
> > - Persistent and unambiguous citation and referencing for entities:
> > individuals, institutions, data, learning objects
> > - Repository metrics and bibliometrics: usage and impact of scholarly
> > and scientific knowledge
> >
> > Scope of the New Review on Information Networking
> > =================================================
> > A huge number of reports has been published in recent years on the
> > changing nature of users; on the changing nature of information; on the
> > relevance of current organisational structures to generations apparently
> > weaned on social networks. Reading this mass of literature, far less
> > digesting it, then assimilating it into future strategy is a Sisyphean
> > task, but one ideally suited to this journal. Individual services from
> > Second Life to Twitter will no doubt wax and wane but we shall seek to
> > publish those papers which address the fundamental underlying principles
> > of the increasingly complex information landscape which organisations
> > inhabit.
> >
> > Important dates
> > ===============
> > Submission of full paper: 31st July 2009
> > Notification deadline: 1st September 2009
> > Re-submission of revised papers: 15th September 2009
> > Publication: Autumn 2009
> >
> > Submissions and Enquiries
> > =========================
> > Papers submitted to this special issue must not have been previously
> > published or be currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere.
> >
> > Submissions should ideally be in the range of 3,500 - 4,000 words.
> >
> > Submissions and enquiries should be made by email to the editor of this
> > special issue: Leslie Carr, University of Southampton, UK
> > (lac_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk)
> >
> > The official version of this Call for Papers is online at
> > http://repositoryman.blogspot.com/2009/06/special-issue-of-new-review-on
> > .html
> >
Received on Fri Jul 17 2009 - 16:31:03 BST

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