Institutional repositories as portents of change: Disruption or reassembly? Conjectures and reconfigurations.

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105838
Title:
Institutional repositories as portents of change: Disruption or reassembly? Conjectures and reconfigurations.
Author:
Kennan, Mary Anne; Cole, Fletcher T. H.
Editors:
Grove, Andrew
Citation:
Institutional repositories as portents of change: Disruption or reassembly? Conjectures and reconfigurations. 2008, 45
Publisher:
Richard B. Hill
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105838
Submitted date:
2009-01-14
Abstract:
This paper reviews how Open Access policies (OA) and Institutional Repositories (IR) might be portrayed as agents of change within the realm of scholarly publishing. Using commentary on academic publishing as background, commentary that sees OA and IR as optimal and inevitable, and beneficially disruptive of the existing system, two theoretical approaches are presented as ways of providing a more detailed and explicit analysis of OA/IR dynamics. Both theories to varying degrees derive their inspiration from an exploration of the nature of change. The first â disruptive technology/disruptive innovationâ approach (Christensen) specifies change in market theory terms, a re-structuring "driven" by innovation within, and possibly disruptive of, existing market arrangements. The second approach views change as a process of "reassembling" and reconfiguring of relationships between elements of a network (Actor-Network Theory). The application of both approaches to OA/IR is explored, including reference to a case study on a university institutional repository implementation. While "disruption" and similar terms might be in common and casual use, the basic idea gains greater clarity in these theories, and in doing so promotes greater awareness of the assumptions being made, and the aspirations being pursued.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Scholarly Communication; Research Methods
Local subject classification:
Open Access; Institutional repositories; Scholarly publishing; Actor-Network theory

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dc.contributor.authorKennan, Mary Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorCole, Fletcher T. H.en_US
dc.contributor.editorGrove, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-14T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:35:18Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-01-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationInstitutional repositories as portents of change: Disruption or reassembly? Conjectures and reconfigurations. 2008, 45en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105838-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews how Open Access policies (OA) and Institutional Repositories (IR) might be portrayed as agents of change within the realm of scholarly publishing. Using commentary on academic publishing as background, commentary that sees OA and IR as optimal and inevitable, and beneficially disruptive of the existing system, two theoretical approaches are presented as ways of providing a more detailed and explicit analysis of OA/IR dynamics. Both theories to varying degrees derive their inspiration from an exploration of the nature of change. The first â disruptive technology/disruptive innovationâ approach (Christensen) specifies change in market theory terms, a re-structuring "driven" by innovation within, and possibly disruptive of, existing market arrangements. The second approach views change as a process of "reassembling" and reconfiguring of relationships between elements of a network (Actor-Network Theory). The application of both approaches to OA/IR is explored, including reference to a case study on a university institutional repository implementation. While "disruption" and similar terms might be in common and casual use, the basic idea gains greater clarity in these theories, and in doing so promotes greater awareness of the assumptions being made, and the aspirations being pursued.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRichard B. Hillen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subjectResearch Methodsen_US
dc.subject.otherOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.otherInstitutional repositoriesen_US
dc.subject.otherScholarly publishingen_US
dc.subject.otherActor-Network theoryen_US
dc.titleInstitutional repositories as portents of change: Disruption or reassembly? Conjectures and reconfigurations.en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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