Emerging Trends in Academic Libraries image

From the growing acceptance for open access to more collaborative opportunities, the dynamics of academic publishing are truly changing in various ways. While we have previously explained how startups and open access publishers play vital roles in these changes, it is also crucial to understand the impact on academic libraries. With scholarly collaboration on the rise, the role of academic libraries becomes more essential than ever. Partnering for Digital Education Digital education is on the rise. With ebooks and online courses becoming increasingly common and necessary, academic libraries are now also accommodating the shift to digital. As a result, librarians are now emphasizing digital education in their long-term strategies. For 2015, it is widely expected that librarians will further accommodate ...

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Are Startups the Future of Scholarly Publishing? (Part 2) image

In our previous blog, we explained how startups are changing the dynamics of scholarly publishing. In the second part of this post, we explain how academic publishing is further advancing through startups. Funding We are usually exposed to the methods and procedures of research, however, we often forget that funding is also a component in which many face challenges. However, impressive startups have solutions to these obstacles. Startups such as PetriDish.org and Experiment, using the concept of crowdfunding, bring in funds for research by networking with graduate students and other scholars. Accommodating Open Access Open access has been gaining acceptance among many publishers and institutions. In order to supplement the rise of open access, startups have been pivotal to the ...

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What to Expect: Academic Publishing in 2015 image

  Academic publishing has always been an evolving industry.  Current trends have further advanced practices in academic publishing.  From the increasing use of business intelligence to the necessity to share information, the dynamics of scholarly publishing have definitely changed.  Conferences such as the Frankfurt Book Fair as well as APE 2015 have involved conversations from experts regarding the direction of the industry, ranging from the emergence of different publishing models to accessing journals of different platforms.  Here are some of our thoughts on what to expect from academic publishing in 2015! 1) The Rise of Startups Academic publishing is currently one of the most profitable industries in the world. The industry generates as much as $12 billion worldwide and billions ...

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Scholarly Publishing is Becoming a Data-Oriented Industry image

Scholarly publishing has been an industry which has often been associated with terms such as ‘old school’ or ‘traditional’.  However, with recent developments within the industry over the past couple of years, people making such assumptions should absolutely reconsider. Academic publishing has been adapting for new digital platforms, concepts such as open access are gaining more acceptance, opportunities for growth are rapidly increasing, and social media networking is becoming a norm in the industry.  All of these changes are accompanied with the need for data.  Without the proper use of data, adapting to the trends of scholarly publishing is simply impossible and becoming data-oriented has simply become a necessity to become successful in the industry. 1. Cost Efficiency As academic ...

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Open Acccess – Hype or Opportunity? image

The buzz around Open Access – is this just hype or is there a future in it? If you’ve been keeping up with the latest news in academic publishing, then you undoubtedly are aware of open access. One simple Google search on academic publishing can easily guarantee that a strong majority of the results will focus on open access. However, what exactly is open access? Why is it becoming such a vital trend in the academic publishing industry? For those unaware of the practice, it allows unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed academic research and it is mainly done for scholarly journal articles. With the concept of open access gaining popularity, it’s important to understand its impact as well as challenges ...

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