Book Reviews Compilation: Open Access Books on Open Scholarly Communications

Show simple item record Rens, Andrew Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl Williams, Kevin Gray, Eve 2016-02-27T10:10:07Z 2016-02-27T10:10:07Z 2010-02-15
dc.identifier.citation Rens, A., Hodgkinson-Williams, C., Williams, K., & Gray. E. (2009/2010). Book reviews compilation: Open access books on open scholarly communications. The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), 10, 84-89. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 2077-7213 (online version)
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 2077-7205 (print version)
dc.description.abstract In the spirit of the focus of this thematic issue of the African Journal of Information and Communication, we explore the increasing number of open access books dealing, from a variety of perspectives, with the question of access to knowledge in a digital age in a composite book review. The books in this review article have been selected both for their broad relevance to scholarly communications and access to knowledge (A2K), as well as for practising what they preach in that they make their full texts available online for free download, alongside print versions provided for sale. They provide examples, therefore, not only of the increased access that can be provided by Open Licences (of particular importance in resource-starved African universities), but also demonstrate the success of new business models, in which openness and free access are perceived to be compatible with conventional print publication. It is particularly encouraging to note the presence of several leading academic presses now adopting this publishing model.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.title Book Reviews Compilation: Open Access Books on Open Scholarly Communications en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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