Transcript of "Scholarly Communication May 12-13, 2009"
Science & Engineering Librarian
May 12-13, 2009
So, what does scholarly communication
have to do with me?
Create Change Website
• Create Change was developed by the Association of
Research Libraries (ARL) and SPARC (Scholarly
Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and is
supported by the Association of College and
Research Libraries (ACRL).
Create Change Brochure
• “The traditional system of scholarly
communication is not working. Libraries and
their institutions worldwide can no longer
keep up with the increasing volume and cost
of scholarly resources.”
Making change work for you
• “You probably play various roles in the system
of scholarly exchange —
author, reviewer, society member, for
example. Here are some ways you can
advance digital scholarship and benefit from
expanded sharing of research.”
• How researchers benefit from sharing
• Open Doors and Open Minds (This report concerns
the Harvard case and the SPARC response)
• A field guide to misunderstandings about
• Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
• Doing science in the open
Even More Resources
• ACRL Scholarly Communication Tooklit
– http://www.acrl.ala.org/scholcomm/ and
http://www.acrl.ala.org/scholcomm/node/27 (What authors, editors and
reviewers can do)
• Developing a Scholarly Communication Program
in Your Library
Other things to mention
• Join us on the “Scholarly Communication and
Open Access Taskforce.” We are:
– Jeanne Abrams, Christopher Brown, Greg
Colati, Steven Fisher, Joseph Kraus, Michael
Levine-Clark, You, and you, and you, too
• Symposium in the Fall
• What else should we do?
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