I will be speaking today as an anthropologist who has spent a large part of the last decade thinking deeply about and conducting research on issues of scholarly communication, the future of publishing, and academic values and traditions in a digital age. I am a social science scholar. I am not an advocate for particular approaches nor an administrator or librarian. That being said, I will put my comments today in the context of our research findings regarding the drivers of faculty behavior, the importance of peer review in academic life, and the various incentives and barriers to scholars regarding where and when to share and publish the result of research (including data) over the entire scholarly communication life cycle (not just in final archival publications such as journal articles and books).
June 1, 2012
Socio-cultural Barriers and Affordances for Data Sharing and Citation Standards and Practices: Issues of Time, Credit, and Peer Review, by Diane Harley. National Research Council. The National Academies Press, 2012.