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Keynote: Scholars’ Repository: An Author’s Perspective

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Authors have a variety of options for disseminating their scholarly works, each with its own advantages and limitations. The centuries-old options of books and professional journals continue to serve important roles in the world of scholarly publication, despite the necessary revenue streams associated with each. Both have also entered a transition from print to electronic availability, with journals moving toward electronic access to a greater degree. In recent years, a third electronic option has become available to authors of scholarly works for which a financial return is not necessary: open-access scholarly repositories. These repositories are valuable for making information available from new and old institutional publications, as well as orphan publications. In addition to providing worldwide access to the publication, a scholars’ repository can provide authors virtually instant and important feedback on downloads of the works in terms of the extent and nature of the dissemination of this information. These data also provide feedback on the effectiveness of both passive and active promotion of the scholarly works. This presentation will provide an overview of these topics from the perspective of an author and editor working with all three formats.

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Keynote: Scholars’ Repository: An Author’s Perspective

Authors have a variety of options for disseminating their scholarly works, each with its own advantages and limitations. The centuries-old options of books and professional journals continue to serve important roles in the world of scholarly publication, despite the necessary revenue streams associated with each. Both have also entered a transition from print to electronic availability, with journals moving toward electronic access to a greater degree. In recent years, a third electronic option has become available to authors of scholarly works for which a financial return is not necessary: open-access scholarly repositories. These repositories are valuable for making information available from new and old institutional publications, as well as orphan publications. In addition to providing worldwide access to the publication, a scholars’ repository can provide authors virtually instant and important feedback on downloads of the works in terms of the extent and nature of the dissemination of this information. These data also provide feedback on the effectiveness of both passive and active promotion of the scholarly works. This presentation will provide an overview of these topics from the perspective of an author and editor working with all three formats.