Open Access and Closed Minds: Balancing Intellectual Property and Public Interest in the Digital Age

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Nearly a decade ago, South Africa based British documentary producer Neil Curry made an extraordinary film, The Elephant, the Emperor and the Butterfly Tree about the complex ecosystem around Africa’s mopane woodland. This engaging tale won many awards in leading environmental and natural history film festivals. Having spent several months in ...

Research Trends – Big Data

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Research Trends Issue 30 - September 2012 Editorial: Special Issue on Big Data Research Trends is proud to present this Special Issue on the topic of Big Data. Big Data refers to various forms of large information sets that require special computational platforms in order to be analyzed. This issue looks at the ...

Humanities Research Group Working Papers

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The Humanities Research Group (HRG) has been publishing this series of Working Papers in the Humanities since 1993. A glance at the titles that have appeared in this series provides a summary of some of the most important and interesting issues to have occupied society in the past two decades, ...

Publishers’ surpluses should further scholarship, say academics

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Only a fifth of humanities and social science academics regard it as acceptable for academic publishers to make a profit that is not reinvested in their disciplines. This is among the findings of a survey of nearly 700 academics in the fields carried out as part of a research project into ...

Why experiment? A critical analysis of the values behind digital scholarly publishing

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Last month I presented a paper entitled ‘Why Experiment? A Critical Analysis of the Values Behind Digital Scholarly Publishing’ at the 9th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Paris, France, July 4th, 2012, hosted by Sorbonne Nouvelle University and UNESCO. This presentation was part of the panel: ‘Publishing Cultural Studies, ...

OAPEN-UK explores the challenges of open access scholarly monograph

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The academic monograph is under threat. Increased costs and lower print runs are impacting on the principle means by which researchers share their knowledge and disseminate their findings. The gold standard for academic excellence in many disciplines, the effective dissemination of the monograph has major implications ...

Project Muse Beta Tests New Platform Integrating Ebooks With Journals

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Project Muse is a leading provider of digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences serving millions of users through its subscription arrangements with some 2,500 libraries. Muse will add more than 12,000 ebooks to the 490 journals in its electronic collection. The launch of the new ...

Call for submissions for the First Australian Poetry Anthology

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

"Australian Poetry has announced plans to produce an anthology of poems by its members. The Wheeler Centre resident organisation is planning to make the publication a annual event as part of the suite of benefits it offers members. The anthology will be edited by a team of volunteers that will include ...

New Australasian Association for Digital Humanities

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

'The Academy of the Humanities welcomes the establishment of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH).  The Academy has taken an active interest in the digital humanities field for a number of years and sponsored a workshop on 22 March 2011 at the Australian National University. The ...

Workshop – Excellence in Research for Australia: Lessons learnt and next steps forward for the HASS disciplines and clusters

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Friday 7 October 2011 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Brisbane, Queensland 'The outcomes of the 2010 round of the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative have revealed mixed results from research undertaken in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences disciplines. The Developing Excellence in Research for Australia ...