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What is Scholarly Communication?
The Association of College and Research Libraries defines scholarly communication as "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs" (ACRL). While scholarly communication has typically focused on journal publication, there are also other types of research output, such as datasets, preprints, protocols, software, and other kinds of digital scholarship.
Scholarly Communication Life Cycle
Scholarly Communication Models
The traditional model of scholarly communication involves submission of a work for review and approval. Institutions, particularly libraries, then purchase the published works from commercial publishers and provide access to their users.
Due to increasing costs of works from commercial publishers, often referred to as the "journal crisis," libraries have leveraged new models for the acquisition and dissemination of scholarly research. Some of the innovative methods for sharing research information include: social media, blogs, wikis, open data sets, discussion forums, and professional websites.
Libraries, Leadership, and Scholarly Communication by Ideal for browsing, the ideas in this collection will kickstart your brainstorming sessions and spur your organization to confront choices head on.
Call Number: Z675.U5A5935 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-08
The No-Nonsense Guide to Research Support and Scholarly Communication by This accessible and highly practical book provides an introductory guide to the world of research support in the academic library. Academic libraries have seen huge changes in recent years thanks to the increasing availability of information online but they are now undergoing another shift. As libraries move away from providing access to existing information and towards helping users create new knowledge there is an opportunity for them to develop new services for the research community. To do this successfully libraries need to have a knowledgeable workforce who are equipped to provide the support that researchers need. Information professionals are increasingly being asked to advise their users on issues such as open access and research data management but are often doing so with little or no formal preparation. Outlining the reasons why library staff need to develop a knowledge of research support and guiding them through the key information on each topic, The No-nonsense Guide to Research Support and Scholarly Communication provides an ideal primer for those who seek to work in this area or those who have acquired these responsibilities as part of a wider role. The practical nature of the book means readers can dip into it or read it from cover to cover as needed. It includes practical checklists of knowledge and skills, international case studies by practitioners from around the globe, end of chapter references, how-to sections, activities and links to freely available online training materials. The book covers: scholarly communication, open research and the research lifecycle research data management open access disseminating research metrics and measuring impact including the Journal Impact Factor, H-Index and Altmetrics career paths in research support why and how library staff at all levels can get involved in the process of doing research and sharing their outputs. The book will be essential reading for academic librarians who have had research support duties added to their role with little or no formal training or those who have taken on a newly created role and are unsure of how best to use their existing skills or develop new ones suitable for a role in research support. The book will also be of interest to public librarians who may be dealing with supporting their own research communities and those who are considering taking on a career in this growing area but are unsure where to turn for guidance including students studying for postgraduate library qualifications and those who have undertaken qualifications in publishing.
Call Number: Z675.U5S443 2020
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Scholarly Communication: What Everyone Needs to Know by The internet has transformed the ways in which scholars and scientists share their findings with each other and the world, creating a scholarly communication environment that is both more complex and more effective than it was just a few years earlier. "Scholarly communication" itself has become an umbrella term for the increasingly complex ecosystem of publications, platforms, and tools that scholars, scientists, and researchers use to share their work with each other and with other interested readers. Scholarly Communication: What Everyone Needs to Know® offers an accessible overview of the current landscape, examining the state of affairs in the worlds of journal and book publishing, copyright law, emerging access models, digital archiving, university presses, metadata, and much more. Anderson discusses many of the problems that arise due to conflicts between the various values and interests at play within these systems: values that include the public good, academic freedom, the advancement of science, and the efficient use of limited resources. The implications of these issues extend far beyond academia. Organized in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, this book provides a lively and helpful summary of some of the most important issues and developments in the world of scholarly communication -- a world that affects our everyday lives far more than we may realize.
Call Number: Z286.S37A53 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-04