This event is designed to discuss the challenges, issues and trends in the modern scholarly monograph – particularly in social sciences and humanities.
Sponsored by Springer Nature and organised by the ANU Library.
Scholarly monographs are in a period of considerable change. In recent years there has been a steady move to digital publishing of monographs, new models that support open access (such s Knowledge Unlatched and Book processing charges), opening up new audiences and impact metrics.
Open access is developing strongly – for example the ANU Press model (full open access) is being adopted around the world and in 2017 the ANU Press achieved around 2.5 million downloads of the over 700 titles.
Scholarly monographs remain an area of vital debate – what do PhD graduates expect for their career – is it the traditional book as their first research product? Are scholars using blog posts and new forms of communication to replace the tradition book? Is there a crisis in peer review? Is the metrics tide sweeping over the higher education sector relevant or distracting debate of scholarly communication?
The future production and consumption of the scholarly monograph: A view from the cornfields of Illinois (PDF, 3.7MB)
Professor Stephen Downie, Associate Dean for Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Information Sciences and the Illinois Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center
Contemporary Authors, Publishers and Readers in a Time of Change:
Findings from a national project into global disruption in book publishing and implications for scholarly publishing (PDF, 6MB)
Dr Jan Zwar, Faculty Research Manager, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University
Dr Christine Wallace
Visiting Fellow, ADB National Centre of Biography, Research School of Social Sciences
Prof Marnie Hughes-Warrington
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Australian National University
Professor Frank Bongiorno
Associate Professor of History, Australian National University
A World View
The Future of Books, eBooks, and Book Reading (PDF, 1.8MB)
Niels Peter Thomas, Chief Book Strategist at Springer Nature
Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller
Lecturer in Digital Humanities, Centre for Digital Humanities Research
Dr Kylie Brass
Director, Policy and Research, Australian Academy of the Humanities
Editor, New Mandala
Perspectives from the publishers and funders
Dr John Emerson
Publisher, University of Adelaide Press
Dr Nathan Hollier
Director, Monash University Publishing
Acting Manager, ANU Press
Manager and Publisher, Sydney University Press
Director of CSIRO Publishing
Director, Research Policy and Integrity, Australian Research Council
Frank Vrancken Peeters
Springer Nature Chief Commercial Officer
ANU University Librarian
Event program (PDF, 8.4MB)
Thanks to our sponsor Springer Nature.