Open Scholarship in Australia: A Review of Needs, Barriers, and Opportunities

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dc.contributor.author Arthur, Paul Longley
dc.contributor.author Hearn, Lydia
dc.contributor.author Montgomery, Lucy
dc.contributor.author Craig, Hugh
dc.contributor.author Arbuckle, Alyssa
dc.contributor.author Siemens, Ray
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-08T19:13:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-01-17
dc.identifier.citation Arthur, Paul Longley, Lydia Hearn, Lucy Montgomery, Hugh Craig, Alyssa Arbuckle, and Ray Siemens. 2021. “Open Scholarship in Australia: A Review of Needs, Barriers, and Opportunities.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities fqaa063: n.p. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqaa063 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqaa063
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/12759
dc.description.abstract Open scholarship encompasses open access, open data, open source software, open educational resources, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, using digital or computational techniques, or both. It can change how knowledge is created, preserved, and shared, and can better connect academics with communities they serve. Yet, the movement toward open scholarship has encountered significant challenges. This article begins by examining the history of open scholarship in Australia. It then reviews the literature to examine key barriers hampering uptake of open scholarship, with emphasis on the humanities. This involves a review of global, institutional, systemic, and financial obstacles, followed by a synthesis of how these barriers are influenced at diverse stakeholder levels: policymakers and peak bodies, publishers, senior university administrators, researchers, librarians, and platform providers. There view illustrates how universities are increasingly hard-pressed to sustain access to publicly funded research as journal, monograph, and open scholarship costs continue to rise. Those in academia voice concerns about the lack of appropriate open scholarship infrastructure and recognition for the adoption of open practices. Limited access to credible research has led, in some cases, to public misunderstanding about legitimacy in online sources. This article, therefore, represents an urgent call for more empirical research around ‘missed opportunities’ to promote open scholarship. Only by better understanding barriers and needs across the university landscape can we address current challenges to open scholarship so research can be presented in usable and understandable ways, with data made more freely available for reuse by the broader public. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Digital Scholarship in the Humanities en_US
dc.subject open scholarship en_US
dc.subject open access en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.subject scholarly communication en_US
dc.subject australia en_US
dc.title Open Scholarship in Australia: A Review of Needs, Barriers, and Opportunities en_US
dc.type Postprint en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US
dc.description.embargo 2022-06-17

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