Authors and Their Work in the Brave New Worlds of Scholarly Publishing

AHA Session 3
Thursday, January 5, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Mile High Ballroom 2B (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
Rick Anderson, University of Utah and president, Society for Scholarly Publishing
David Crotty, Oxford University Press and editor in chief, The Scholarly Kitchen, Society for Scholarly Publishing
Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Session Abstract

Major movements and issues in scholarly communications are controversial: Open Access, discoverability and privacy, metrics and alt-metrics, sustainability, the role of for profit publishers and aggregators, funder policies. One thing many in the scholarly communications business can agree on, however, is that for the most part scholars are disconnected from these important developments that are nonetheless shaping how they do their research and how it is disseminated. The stakes are high for researchers across disciplines, though many of these issues emanate from needs or perceived needs in STEM.

This panel is designed to raise some of these issues and discuss their particular importance for graduate students and early career academics in history. It brings together scholarly communications professionals, including librarians, publishers, and experts in data analytics, for a conversation aimed at exploring how the values and needs of historians might be/ not reflected in these emerging changes.

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