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The Open Resource Scholarly Network: new collaborative partnerships between academics, libraries, archives and museums

VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Scholarly Publishing
Wednesday 6 February 2002, 14:35 - 15:05
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2002-proceedings/vala2002-session-5-mccarthy

Gavan McCarthy and Joanne Evans

University of Melbourne

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Abstract

The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (Austehc) has been collecting and disseminating information about the history of Australian science, technology and medicine, including data about archival resources, on the assumption that scholarly practice and the creation of new knowledge was based on free access to, and the citability of, existing knowledge. Despite the advent of enabling electronic network technologies, it appears that this assumption is not universally accepted. In this paper, we explore by way of real examples the benefits that come from the open sharing of information and knowledge, not just for researchers but for cataloguers, archivists, web publishers and other informatics professionals.

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