Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications

  • 10h 32m
  • Daniel Gelaw Alemneh
  • IGI Global
  • 2022

In an information and knowledge society, access to information and knowledge is a basic human right, making equitable and fair access to information and knowledge paramount. Open Access (OA) plays a huge role in addressing inequities as well as broad-based and inclusive scientific progress. On the surface, the number of publications discussing OA issues from various angles are on the rise. However, what is missing is a comprehensive assessment of the extent of OA implementation and a discussion of how to proceed in integrating OA issues from various perspectives.

The Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications articulates OA concepts and issues while demystifying the state-of-the-art knowledge domain in the areas of OA and scholarly communications from diverse perspectives as well as implications for the information and knowledge society. Covering topics such as ethics, copyright challenges, and open access initiatives, this book is a dynamic resource for publishers, librarians, higher education administrators, policymakers, students and educators of higher education, researchers, and academicians.

About the Author

Daniel Gelaw Alemneh is Digital Curation Coordinator for the Digital Libraries Division at the University of North Texas (UNT) libraries. He received his BS in LIS from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, his MA in LIM from the University of Sheffield, UK, and his PhD in Information Science from the UNT. Dr. Alemneh is also an adjunct faculty member at the UNT College of Information. He publishes extensively and has participated in several national and international research projects, including the IMLS funded ETD-Lifecycle Management project and a U.S. Department of State grant to establish innovative partnerships with other universities in Ethiopia, Daniel has been actively involved in various international professional societies and served in various capacities, including as a Director of Chapter Assembly and member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and the International Council on Knowledge Management (ICKM) and their Executive Committees. Daniel served as a Fulbright Scholar both at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia during the eventful 2019-2020 academic year, as well as at University of Pretoria, South Africa 2021-2022. He currently holds an honorary professor position at the University of Jimma, Ethiopia.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • From Open Access Publishing to Open Science—An Overview of the Last Developments in Europe and in France
  • Open Access Initiatives in Ethiopia’s Higher Learning Institution
  • OAI in University Libraries—Its Dynamics in India’s Northeast
  • The Struggle of Open Access Publishing—The Indonesian Perspective
  • Scholarly Communication Practice and Strategies in Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa—An Overview
  • Open Access and Research Reproducibility in Biomedical Sciences
  • The Role of Open Access in Enhancing Equitable Curricula and Research Outputs—Global Context
  • Implementation of Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 of South Africa by Comparing Universities of Venda and Witwatersrand
  • Open Access—A New Ecosystem of Research Publications
  • COVID-19 Analysis, Prediction, and Misconceptions—A Computational Machine Learning Model as a New Paradigm in Scientific Research
  • Combating Misinformation in the Open Access Era
  • Impact of Open Access on Library Collections and Collection Development Services—With a Case Study of OA From the University of Namibia
  • Best Practices and Navigating the Effects of Open Access Journals in Scholastic Publication
  • Open Educational Resource—The Future of Learning
  • E-Government and Semantics—Digital Citizenship Approaching Inclusion and Equality in Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Article Processing Charges and Their Impact in Open Access Publishing
  • Reframing Educational Tools as Open Access and Sustainable Funding Models
  • Negotiating Open Access—Ethical Positions and Perspectives
  • Afterword
  • Compilation of References