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Volume 18, No. 3: On AccessCurrent Issue – Summer 2015
When one of my erstwhile JEP advisors suggested a special issue of JEP on open access, the topic made perfect sense to me. It was, after all, the topic of the moment in so many professional conversations. But I also found myself returning to wrinkling my brow and asking "isn’t access about more than who pays and how the money flows?" And so I decided to turn that question to our community and put out a call for submissions on all aspects of information access. I was rewarded by learning that the community had quite a bit to say about access; the response was the best JEP has ever received to a call for submissions, and out numbered the nine articles and one review that we have published here.
A balanced overview of the history of public access initiatives.
Heidi McGregor and Kevin Guthrie
Is open access alone sufficient enough to enhance knowledge and increase the dissemination of information?
A discourse analysis of the rhetoric and conversation of Library Publishing.
Strategies used by HathiTrust to ensure that users with print disabilities can access digital materials.
John W. Warren
Metadata as the lifeblood of publishing in the digital age.
Three proposals for providing immediate open access.
Investigating the prevalence of donations as a funding source for open access journals.
Advocating for quality control measures to help researchers choose reputable journals.
Daniel O'Donnell, et al.
An incubator project to address the sustainability of gold open access journals.
Reflections on an inspiring and practical guide to open access.
Volume 18, No. 2: New Forms of ExpressionSpring 2015
The potential for how we convey the stories that we want to tell and the information that we want to share, for reasons both personal and professional, proliferate as rapidly as the digital technologies which are so prevalent in our lives. We are in early days of deploying the media and methods we understand, and new ones arise frequently. Our expressive repertoire only continue to grow. In this issue we have collected practitioners and thinkers who think widely and well about the effective use of these emerging forms of expression. We hope these articles will inspire you to do the same.
Michael J. Ackerman
A report on the development of software to digitally publish papers linked to referenced 2D and 3D image datasets.
B. Jean Mandernach, Rick Holbeck, Ted Cross
A view of changing methods for critical expression.
A detailed and concrete inventory of the digital tools that can and should be deployed in books.
Thinking about how online life changes not just how we communicate with texts, but how we communicate about texts.