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Statewide initiative with the vision: "Every college student in Iowa will have access to courses or programs fully using OER to support an affordable, high quality education."
Iowa OER Webinar Archive (YouTube)
Links to webinars sponsored by the Iowa OER Team. Faculty from different institutions around the State of Iowa discuss their OER projects.
What is Scholarly Communication and 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)
Issues that may be considered under the umbrella of scholarly communication include:
- Authors’ rights,
- Open access and other publishing models,
- Control of intellectual property,
- Cost of commercial publications,
- Role of scholarly associations,
- Preservation of intellectual property, and
- Institutional repositories.
These issues impact:
- Collaborative research,
- An author's use and dissemination of his or her work,
- The accessibility of unpublished and published books, articles, and other products, and
- The archiving of scholarly output.
Decisions made in these areas may have a broad impact in the classroom, in the conduct of research, and the ways in which research and scholarship are shared. The position that an academic institution takes on these matters can affect not only its students, faculty, and staff, but also its standing and reputation.
- Association of College & Research Libraries publication
Scholarly Communication news at Rod Library:
Questions can be directed to members of the Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee by using the email: email@example.com
Scholarly Communication Committee Members:
- Anne Marie Gruber (chair),
- Instruction & Liaison Librarian, Rod Library
- James Demastes, Department of Biology,
- Professor, Department of Biology
- Maggie Heretakis,
- Preaward Specialist, Research & Sponsored Programs
- Jim Kelly,
- Instruction & Liaison Librarian (Business), Rod Library
- Chris Neuhaus,
- Reference Librarian, Rod Library
- Ellen Neuhaus
- Digital Scholarship Librarian, Rod Library