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The Scholarly Communication website is maintained by the Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee.
Questions can be directed to members of the Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee by using the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarly Communication Committee Members:
- Thomas Kessler (email@example.com; 319/273-2810)
- Stanley Lyle (firstname.lastname@example.org; 319/273-2843)
- Katherine Martin (email@example.com; 319/273-7255)
- Linda McLaury (firstname.lastname@example.org; 319/273-3610)
- Ellen Neuhaus (email@example.com; 319/273-3739)
What is scholarly communication, and why should I care about it?
Iowa Board of Regents:
"The Board strongly encourages faculty, students, and employees of Regent institutions to seek to retain intellectual property rights to the articles and reports that they publish in scholarly journals and equivalent types of publications...Doing so on a systematic basis will ensure the widest possible dissemination at the lowest cost. Each institution shall be responsible for providing information, advice, and assistance to faculty, students, and employees to achieve this aim." -- Approved at the May 15-16, 2002 meeting, located under "Copyright Procedures" section.
Scholarly communication is a multi-faceted term that encompasses various aspects of research and scholarship. It can be defined succinctly as "the system of people, procedures, and tools through which the results of research and scholarship are registered, evaluated, disseminated, and preserved" (Ober, 2008). Scholarly Communication includes both the dissemination of and access to scholarship and research in a variety of formats and states of completion, such as published books or journal articles, research results and data sets, and drafts of papers - University of California, Davis, University Library.
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Suggested Readings on Scholarly Communication
- Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit: Promoting a Shared System of Research and Scholarship. (2009)
- Hahn, Karla. "Talk About Talking About New Models of Scholarly Communication." The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 11 no. 1 (2008)
- King, C. Judson, and Diane Harley, et a. "Scholarly Communication: Academic Values and Sustainable Models." Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California.July 27 (2006)
- Trends in Scholarly Journal Prices 2000-2006. This report describes research to investigate trends in the prices of biomedical and social science journals for eight commercial publishers and three university presses.
- The Universities Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship: A Call to Action. Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, The Coalition for Networked Information, and National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. February (2009)
- Wellcome Trust. An Economic Analysis of Scientific Research Publishing. This is one of the most comprehensive analyses of its kind. It concludes that the publishing of scientific research does not operate in the interests of scientists or the public good, but rather is dominated by a commercial market intent on improving its market position.
Scholarly Communication News - Rod Library
News entries by the Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee at the University of Northern Iowa.
Scholarly Communication @ Rod Library, UNI
Events and publications sponsored by the Scholarly Communication Committee.
Video - Scholarly Communication
James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia, discusses the recent history of conversations about the scholarly communication system (2010).
Blog - Scholarly Communications@Duke
Blog by Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communication Officer, Duke University