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Reassembling Scholarly Publishing: Institutional Repositories, Open Access, and the Process of Change

Australian Conference on Information Systems: The 3 Rs: Research, Relevance and Rigour - Coming of Age, December 5-7, 2007

10 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2007  

Mary Anne Kennan

Charles Sturt University - Sydney; Information Systems, Technology and Management, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales

Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic

Information Systems, Technology and Management, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales

Abstract

The domain of scholarly publishing is undergoing rapid change. Change has been instigated and produced by the Internet and open access systems - such as disciplinary and institutional repositories and open access journals. However traditional scholarly publishing is strengthening its hold over prestigious journals thus resisting change. How then does the change come about? An attempt at answering this question led us to examine an institutional repository initiative in a University. As we identified and followed the actors (researchers, research papers, reward systems, institutional repository technology, library staff, RQF, etc.) we saw the emergence of new publishing practices and the forces preserving the old ones. By adopting Actor Network Theory (ANT) we came to understand the materiality, relationality and ambiguity of processes of reassembling scholarly publishing. This paper presents preliminary results and thereby informs a wider debate and shaping of open access and scholarly publishing.

Keywords: Open Access, Institutional repositories, Actor-Network Theory,Scholarly Publishing

JEL Classification: L86, 031, 033

Suggested Citation

Kennan, Mary Anne and Cecez-Kecmanovic, Dubravka, Reassembling Scholarly Publishing: Institutional Repositories, Open Access, and the Process of Change. Australian Conference on Information Systems: The 3 Rs: Research, Relevance and Rigour - Coming of Age, December 5-7, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1030964

Mary Anne Kennan (Contact Author)

Charles Sturt University - Sydney ( email )

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Silverwater, NSW 2128
Australia

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Information Systems, Technology and Management, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales ( email )

Information Systems, Technology and Management
Australian School of Business
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

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Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic

Information Systems, Technology and Management, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales ( email )

Information Systems, Technology and Management
Australian School of Business,
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www2.sistm.unsw.edu.au/nps/servlet/portalservice?GI_ID=System.LoggedOutInheritableArea&maxWnd

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