Academy-owned? Academic-led? Community-led? What’s at stake in the words we use to describe new publishing paradigms

Authors: Melanie Schlosser (LPC Community Facilitator) and Catherine Mitchell (Director, Publishing & Special Collections, California Digital Library; Past President of the LPC Board).

Abstract: “Academy-owned” seems to be the descriptor du jour in scholarly communications circles.  We talk increasingly about academy-owned infrastructure, academy-owned publishing, academy-owned publications, etc. We find ourselves at meetings and conferences where we explore the challenges of supporting new forms of scholarly research, new modes of publication, new communities of readers — and there it is again — “academy-owned,” lurking in the conversation. We write grants whose very premise is that the academy will rise to claim its rightful place as the source, the maker, the distributor, the curator of its greatest asset — knowledge. There is definitely a movement afoot.

Citation: Melanie Schlosser & Catherine Mitchell. (2019, February 6). Academy-owned? Academic-led? Community-led? What’s at stake in the words we use to describe new publishing paradigms. LPC Blog. Retrieved from https://librarypublishing.org/alpd19-academy-owned-academic-led-community-led/.

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