"Rather than resist technological change blindly, we still have the option to shape in positive ways technology’s impact on the history profession and the university as a whole. But we can do this only if we are willing to understand how digital technologies work and how we can best use them to create more democratic and participatory classrooms and a more open and engaged scholarship."Stephen Brier, Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, vol. 23, no 2, 2012
No doubt Nathalie Casemajor, Professor-researcher and member of the Wiki community, shares this point of view. Interview on the pedagogical virtues of Wikipedia and on the academic responsibilities of Web 2.0.
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Lien social et Politiques (LSP) is an international, multidisciplinary, francophone journal dedicated to the themes of social relations, social problems and public policies. In 2015, with the publication of its 73rd issue, the magazine made the move to open access. LSP has been available in digital format since 2002 and in digital format exclusively since 2014. Johanne Charbonneau, journal editor from 2011 to 2017, explains what motivated these changes and how they were negotiated.
By facilitating the creation, update, access and transmission of information, digital publishing leads to a transformation of the modes of production and distribution of scientific journals. This transformation is not yet complete, but we now have enough hindsight to identify the changes that the digital era, which began in the 1990s, has produced in the field of the scholarly publishing.
The positive impact of open access on the use and circulation of scientific publications is well known. We demonstrate here for the first time this impact for scholarly journals published on the digital platform Érudit. The analysis of downloads between 2011 and 2015 in Canada and internationally allows us to show that immediate open access worked in several ways to the journal’s advantage over delayed open access.
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Fifty years old, but still young, Criminologie was one of the first more traditional journals to have met the challenge of open access. Since January 2017, the journal has offered unlimited, free online access to its latest issues, while continuing to publish a paper edition. In this way, it will continue to attract the best authors, renew its readership and reach out to practice settings that do not always have the means to subscribe to the journal but who, nonetheless, constitute the journal’s target audience.
Partnership is the journal of Partnership, Canada's national network of provincial and territorial library associations. The journal promotes the exchange of ideas about libraries, librarianship, and information science among practitioners across all library sectors. Partnership is a Canadian, bilingual and open access journal publishing double-blind peer-reviewed research and editorially-reviewed articles and opinion pieces.
Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture is an open access electronic publication that creates a bridge between Francophone and Anglophone networks and establishes a dialogue between the new generation of researchers and seasoned specialists, while ensuring a continuity in the field of the history of books through the dissemination of the most up-to-date subjects. Firmly interdisciplinary, the journal calls on much expertise to situate the written work in society, to analyze its uses, and to measure its reach.
Lien social et Politiques is a French-language, international, and multidisciplinary journal devoted to an examination of the social phenomena from the perspective of individuals and their social practices, as well as institutional regulations and actions. The journal is published since 1979. It now a digital only publication and, since 2015, has been accessible for free on the Érudit platform.
Founded in 1968, Criminologie is primarily dedicated to presenting research results and addresses both scientists and criminal-justice professionals. This theme-based journal calls upon researchers in various fields: criminologists, sociologists, psychologists, jurists, etc. Criminologie is the only French-language criminology journal published in North America. The journal is printed and digital as well. The electronic version is available in open access since 2017.
The main mandate of Archives is to contribute to the development of archival and information sciences, both from the point of view of theory and practice, by providing a space for publication for research, reflections and professional experiences. Archives is a meeting point between diverse disciplines more traditional related to information science and new challenges as metadata or content management.Archives is the journal of the Association des archivistes du Québec.
Documentation et bibliothèques is the Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation's quarterly journal. The Journal offers articles about the new realities and tendancies in the library and information community across the province of Quebec as well as the Francophonie. The Journal follows those developments both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint. Every year, the journal publishes a special thematic that can be considered as a monography.