Open Access in Theory and Practice

The Theory-Practice Relationship and Openness

; Simon Wakeling ; David Bawden ; Lyn Robinson

Open Access in Theory and Practice investigates the theory-practice relationship in the domain of open access publication and dissemination of research outputs.





Drawing on detailed analysis of the literature and current practice in OA, as well as data collected in detailed interviews with practitioners, policymakers, and researchers, the book discusses what constitutes 'theory', and how the role of theory is perceived by both theorists and practitioners. Les mer
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Open Access in Theory and Practice investigates the theory-practice relationship in the domain of open access publication and dissemination of research outputs.





Drawing on detailed analysis of the literature and current practice in OA, as well as data collected in detailed interviews with practitioners, policymakers, and researchers, the book discusses what constitutes 'theory', and how the role of theory is perceived by both theorists and practitioners. Exploring the ways theory and practice have interacted in the development of OA, the authors discuss what this reveals about the nature of the OA phenomenon itself and the theory-practice relationship.





Open Access in Theory and Practice contributes to a better understanding of OA and, as such, should be of great interest to academics, researchers, and students working in the fields of information science, publishing studies, science communication, higher education policy, business, and economics. The book also makes an important contribution to the debate of the relationship between theory and practice in information science, and more widely across different fields of the social sciences and humanities

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Part 1: Foundations: Open Access


Chapter 1: Open Access: Beginnings and Developments


Chapter 2: Open Access: Components and Relationships


Part 2: Foundations: Theory and Practice


Chapter 3: Theory: Definitions and Disciplines


Chapter 4: Theory and Practice: Relationships and Gaps


Part 3: Perspectives: Theory in Research


Chapter 5: Theory in Open Access Studies: Scoping and Analysing


Chapter 6: Theory in Open Access Studies: Using and Generating


Part 4: Perspectives: Theory in Action


Chapter 7: Theory in Open Access Practice: Theorising and Acting


Chapter 8: Theory in Open Access Practice: Engaging and Evading


Part 5: Integrations: Theory, Practice, and Open Access


Chapter 9: Theory and Practice: Barriers and Bridges


Chapter 10: Open Access: Debates and Priorities


Conclusion


Chapter 11: Conclusion: Open Access in Theory and Practice

Om forfatteren

Stephen Pinfield is Professor of Information Services Management, University of Sheffield, UK.


Simon Wakeling is a Lecturer at the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia.


David Bawden is Professor of Information Science, City, University of London, UK


Lyn Robinson is Reader in Library and Information Science, City, University of London, UK