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

Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications
Author(s)/Editor(s): Daniel Gelaw Alemneh (University of North Texas, USA)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9805-4
ISBN13: 9781799898054
ISBN10: 1799898059
EISBN13: 9781799898078


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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.

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Reviews and Testimonials

The Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications is compilation of chapters that have an international focus and provide guidance, lessons learned, and best practices. The book aims to provide a detailed analysis of Open Access and scholarly communication from diverse global perspectives. The authors of this book are to be commended for having carefully examined various initiatives and accurately written their chapters to advance OA publishing based on the theme of the book. Thanks to IGI Global's OA (Read & Publish) Initiative, this book is published in the same modality it is promoting! Hope such transformative institutions/publishers' partnerships continue to provide innovative solutions that will benefit all stakeholders, allowing to memorialize their advocacy for OA, share their success stories that may benefit others. This edited collection is of value also to higher education leaders, information science researchers, publishers, and scholars aspiring for research outputs to have greater impact on people's everyday lives. It also allows researchers, students, and public in all parts of the world to have equitable access to such content, which in turn can accelerate future research, lead to collaboration, and allow all stakeholders to keep up more closely and equitably with critical advances. Moreover, it conveys a clear message about where OA is headed, all to an international audience.

– Daniel Alemneh

Author's/Editor's Biography

Daniel Alemneh (Ed.)

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.


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