Is university scholarship becoming more open? Or just more digital?

Goodfellow, Robin (2012). Is university scholarship becoming more open? Or just more digital? In: Critical Perspectives on ‘Open-ness’ in the Digital University, 02 Nov 2012, University of Edinburgh.

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Abstract

The developing digital context for scholarship in the University brings pressures and opportunities for change in both the established practices of scholarly communication and conventional ideas about who participates in it. But how far is digital practice amongst university academics really open to the engagement of non-professional scholars, and what are the implications of internet knowledge cultures for the processes and ethics of academic scholarship? In this talk I will use examples of work in the field of Digital Scholarship that is currently going on at The Open University (see http://www8.open.ac.uk/iet/main/research-scholarship/our-research-scholarship-programmes/digital-scholarship) to explore these questions, and to work towards a concept of scholarship in the digital university that is committed to both the democratisation of the academy and the furtherance of academic approaches to knowledge and learning.

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