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The Facet Scholarly Communication Collection provides cutting-edge information on research support, data management and research communication for librarians, researchers, academics and publishers.
Written by leading academics and practitioners, the books included in the Collection examine the current state of scholarly communication, provide practical guidance for scholars and practitioners and look forward to the future.
The books included in the Collection are:
The Future of Scholarly Communication
Edited by Deborah Shorley and Michael Jubb "While admitting the complexity of the field and key uncertainties, this work nevertheless explores both current issues in scholarly communication and some likely futures. The growth of open access (OA) and simultaneous difficulty in preserving peer review are just two of the subjects which receive attention here, within the context of the "publish or perish" framework. Shorley (scholarly communications advisor, Imperial College) and Jubb (Research Information Network) deliberately chose contributors from a broad range of specialties and perspectives."- Reference and Research Book News
Sustainability of Scholarly Information
G G Chowdhury
"...an extremely useful introduction to the increasingly important topic of sustainability, and one which will undoubtedly provoke discussion amongst information researchers."- Online Information Review This is the first book to discuss the sustainable development of digital scholarly information in three key aspects: economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Delivering Research Data Management Services Fundamentals of good practice
Edited by Graham Pryor, Sarah Jones and Angus Whyte
"This is a book which resonated strongly with me. It advocates for a culture change in data practices; a sustainable, holistic approach to research data management, from policies to planning, to storing and sharing as appropriate, and cautions against being driven by compliance with single funder requirements. Yet it also addresses the importance of sharing data for research impact, integrity and economics. It is neatly split into two: the different approaches and elements of service provision, and case studies. The editors write the bulk of the text; the first five chapters provide an introduction and overview of elements of research data management services, challenges and issues associated with a philosophical shift to the sharing of data from traditionally private storage, to data communication and requirements for data infrastructure. The current gap between researcher requirements and currently available services is also noted, justifying this book as a guide to developing services."- Australian Academic and Research Libraries
Managing Research Data
Edited by Graham Pryor
"This is an excellent book for anyone, not just information professionals, looking to 'introduce and familiarize' themselves with a complex and challenging, yet increasingly important topic. The book benefits from a prestigious line-up of knowledgeable authors, including those who are actually 'doing' research and research data management. As an edited volume it fits well together as a single entity even though written by a number of individuals: chapters reference other chapters and the reader is not left with a sense of a 'cobbled-together' mix of disparate topics from different people. The content can equally well be dipped into, as read from cover to cover."- Ariadne
Digital Information Order or anarchy?
Edited by Hazel Woodward and Lorraine Estelle
"Digital Information presents an interdisciplinary analysis with global perspectives on scholarly communication. Contributors address the profound impact of digital technology, open-access publishing, Google initiatives, and escalating copyright concerns on higher education. Open access seeks solutions to the skyrocketing costs of publishing and database subscriptions in light of projected and current exponential growth in peer-reviewed scholarly output on the global scale. Yet, as this book indicates, conflict exists within a community of publishers, librarians, and scholars concerned about the quality and reliability of open-access material, the provenance of digital content on the Web, and the protection of intellectual property. Chapters also cover the continuous paradigm shifts shaping the future of scholarly communication."- CHOICE

  • Delivering Research Data Management Services: Graham Pryor, Sarah Jones, and Angus Whyte;
  • Digital Information: Hazel Woodward and Lorraine Estelle;
  • Managing Research Data: Graham Pryor;
  • Sustainability of Scholarly Information: G. G. Chowdhury;
  • The Future of Scholarly Communication: Deborah Shorley and Michael Jubb;

G G Chowdhury BSc Hons, MSc, PhD, FCLIP is Professor in Information Science at iSchool@northumbria, and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University. Before joining Northumbria University he was a Professor and Director of the Centre for Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. For over 25 years he has worked as an academic and researcher in information science in different parts of the world including Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. For the past few years he has been actively involved in the iSchools activities. Professor Chowdhury has written or edited 15 books and over 150 research papers.
Deborah Shorley was until 2012 Director of Library Services at Imperial College, London. An active member of her profession, Deborah frequently contributes to national and international conferences and in 1998 was awarded the Library Association's Charter Centenary Medal. She has been head of UKRR (UK Research Reserve) since 2007 and was until Chair of MIMAS, a member of JISC Collections Board, on the Board of LIBER (Ligue des Bibliotheques Europeennes de Recherche - Association of European Research Libraries) and a member of the Conseil Scientifique of ABES (Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Superieur). She was elected to the Research Libraries UK Board in 2008. She currently acts as Scholarly Communications Adviser to Imperial.
Michael Jubb is Director of the Research Information Network (RIN). He has a long-standing background as an academic, archivist and senior research manager and has been Deputy Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. He has been responsible for over 30 reports on key aspects of the changing scholarly communications landscape.
Graham Pryor is Information Management Consultant with the Amor Group, following six years as Associate Director with the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), where he designed and managed the e-Science liaison and institutional engagement programmes. Until his departure from the DCC in mid-2013 he also developed the highly inclusive Research Data Management Forum, a medium for the bi-annual exchange of knowledge and experience in the more urgent topics surfacing from the broader data community. Prior to the DCC he spent nine years as Director of Information Systems and Services at the University of Aberdeen, which followed a number of senior information management posts within the UK's defence and energy sectors. Sarah Jones is a Senior Information Support Officer with the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), a UK national service providing support to the higher education sector in all aspects of research data management. Since 2011 her principal focus has been on the DCC's institutional engagement programme, in which she has been leading the provision of support to a range of universities, helping them to scope researchers' requirements, delivering training, advising on the customisation of the DMPonline tool and assisting the implementation of research data management services. She also develops guidance materials for the DCC, specifically on research data policy and data management planning, and has been involved in a number of projects from the Jisc Managing Research Data programme.

Angus Whyte is a Senior Institutional Support Officer in the Digital Curation Centre (DCC). He works alongside partners in UK universities to improve services that support researchers and other stakeholders in data management, and has authored guidelines and articles on a range of data issues. Angus has a PhD in Social Informatics from the University of Strathclyde and before joining the DCC was for 10 years a postdoc researcher, working on requirements discovery and the evaluation of information systems to support engagement in policy-making.
Hazel Woodward MBE PhD BA MCLIP has been University Librarian and Director of the University Press at Cranfield University for over ten years. She is currently Chair of the JISC Journals Working Group and a member of the JISC Collections Board of Management, as well as contributing to various SCONUL, UKSG and ICOLC Committees.
Lorraine Estelle BSc(Hons) has led JISC Collections – which manages national negotiations for access to a broad array of intellectual property on behalf of the UK academic community – for the past seven years. Prior to this she worked in the publishing industry. She is an active contributor to the ICOLC Committee.

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