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
Questions can be directed to members of the Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee by using the email: email@example.com
Scholarly Communication Committee Members:
- Angela Cox/Assistant Professor, Instruction and Liaision Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org; 319/273-2839)
- Thomas Kessler/Associate Professor, Acquisitions Coordinator & Collection Strategist Librarian (email@example.com; 319/273-2810)
- Stanley Lyle/Professor, Instruction and Liaisoin Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org; 319/273-2843)
- Katherine Martin/Associate Professor, Head, Resource Management (email@example.com; 319/273-7255)
- Ellen Neuhaus (chair)/Associate Professor, Digital Collections Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org; 319/273-3739)
- Jennifer Waldron/Professor, School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services (email@example.com; 319/273-2730)
Rod Library is moving forward with the development of UNI's new institutional repository, UNI ScholarWorks. The purpose of UNI ScholarWorks is to collect, preserve and make available the digital research and creative and scholarly output from the UNI community.
Examples of works that can be added include faculty journal articles, dissertations and theses, conference proceedings, concerts and performances, and photographs.
Recently endorsed by the Faculty Senate at the University of Northern Iowa:
- Resolution encouraging contribution to the UNI institutional repository (UNI ScholarWorks) and to initiate conversations about the open-access movement
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.
What Is Scholarly Communication - Why Should I Care About It?
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.
Learn More (click on the tabs at the top of the guide):
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 al. "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.
- Swan, Alma and Leslie Chan. Open Access Scholarly Communication Sourcbook
Reports and Documents
Below are links to some documents and reports used by the Scholarly Communication Committee to inform the University of Northern Iowa campus about UNI ScholarWorks and scholarly communication topics.
- Why Should I Publish in UNI ScholarWorks
- Frequently Asked Questions - UNI ScholarWorks
- UNI Faculty Senate Resolution
- Iowa Board of Regents
- UNI Author Addendum
- Final Report:: Assessment of the Situation at UNI for the Development of an IR
- Powerpoint - Institutional Repository @ UNI
- Survey - University of Northern Iowa Institutional Repository
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.