Social Justice and the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Research Agenda

Rebecca Kennison This piece, researched and written by K|N’s Rebecca Kennison, appears as Appendix 1 in this larger work: Association of College and Research Libraries. Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future. Prepared by Nancy Maron and Rebecca Kennison with Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, and Yasmeen…

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Altmetrics in Humanities and Social Sciences

Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Rebecca Kennison 30 October 2017 Introduction The spread of open digital forms of scholarly communication, combined with increasing institutional pressure to track research “impact,” has encouraged scholars and administrators in the humanities and social sciences to turn their attention to metrics that promise to help in the assessment of research outputs. However,…

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Back to the Future: (Re)turning from Peer Review to Peer Engagement

by Rebecca Kennison KEY POINTS Scholarly communication — with the exception of traditional (e.g., blind and double-blind) peer review — prizes the open exchange of ideas. The aim of peer review should be engagement, not judgment. Reviews that improve the quality of a work and thus advance the field are not merely service to the…

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Join the Open Access Network!

WHAT IS THE OPEN ACCESS NETWORK? The Open Access Network (OAN) looks to tackle head-on the challenge of implementing open-access (OA) business models in all academic disciplines, beginning with the humanities and social sciences. The OAN provides a broad and transformative solution for sustainable OA publishing and archiving that is complementary, not competitive, with other…

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