Paper on Scholarly Communication.
Study the following sources on scholarly communication which will provide broad-based information on the topic as it relates to libraries. Drawing upon you reading, select a scholarly communication topic for your paper. Research your topic using databases from Dialog, Firstsearch and Wilsonweb, or other online databases of your choice. Select three articles on your topic. Use these to write your paper. Use 'end notes', or 'references.' For each, article include a full citation, annotation and name of database used to retrieve it. The paper should be 3 pages, 12 pt. single spaced. Include a cover/title page. Use sub-headings which should reflect your topic outline. Include the fulltext of two of your selected articles.
Crisis to Reform: Scholarly Communication and the Tempe Principles
Current Issues in Scholarly Communication
Electronic Scholarship - Innovation for Scholarly Communication - see "Searchlight"
Resources of Scholarly Societies - Communication & Media Studies
Scholarly Communication Articles - ARL Bimonthly Report
Internet Resources: Scholarly Communication
Introduction Appropriate Technology for Digital Libraries by Thomas Baker
Intellectual Property, Copyright and Scholarly Communication
HealthLinks: Digital Dialog on... Scholarly Communication Issues in the Health Sciences
HealthLinks, April 2000
Academic libraries "Electronic access to information and its impact on scholarly communication."
Dr Patricia MilneProgram Director, Library and Information Studies University of Canberra
To Publish and Perish
Principles for Emerging Systems of Scholarly Publishing
Free at Last: The Future of Peer-Reviewed Journals
Building and Indexing a Distributed Multimedia Presentation Archive Using SMIL
Reference Linking for Journal Articles
Open Linking in the Scholarly Information Environment Using the OpenURL Framework
Digital Libraries and Autonomous Citation Indexing [Steve Lawrence, C. Lee Giles, Kurt Bollacker; NEC Research Institute]
Digital libraries - a ceter piece of scholarly commu nication.
Report to the President, digital Libraries, Universal Access to Human Knowledge.
CLIR Issues Number 4 What are Digital Libraries?
Scholarly Communication The Use and Non-Use of E-Print Archives for the Dissemination of Scientific Information, Ibironke Lawal, Engineering and Science Librarian,gVirginia Commonwealth University.
Books Into Bytes, Scietific American. http://www.lesk.com/mlesk/sciam97/sciam97.html
Create Change home http://www.createchange.org/home.html
A resource for faculty and librarian action to reclaim scholarly communication.
Preservation Risk Management for Web Resources: Virtual Remote Control in Cornell's Project Prism
Book by Jeff Rothenberg - Avoiding Technological Quicksand
Wired 9.10: Licensed to Bill
ContentGuard Inc., The Need for a Rights Language,, Technical White Paper Version 1.0, 201.
C. Lagoze and H. Van de Sompel, The Open Archives Initiative: Building a low-barrier interoperability framework, presented at Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Roanoke, VA, 2001
Lagoze, et. al, Core Services in the Architecture of the National Digital Library for Science Edituation, January 2002,
Research what has happened in the courts and Congress since this article
Who Will Own Your Next Good Idea? - 98.09
Who Will Own Your Next Good Idea? (Part Two)
Who Will Own Your Next Good Idea? (Part Three)
SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholcomm.html
"Several recent studies have concluded that the current system of scholarly communication is in danger. Research libraries, along withtheir educational institutions, are caught in a spiral of increasing output and steeply increasing prices that has dramatically decreased their capacity to build comprehensive collections. Intellectual property has become a commercial commodity for whichinstitutions often pay twice: first to support faculty and students conducting research, then again to buy the results of that research at high prices from commercial entities."
NCSU Libraries Scholarly Communication Center
Libraries & Scholarly Communication: University Libraries and Scholarly
Communication: A Study Prepared for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: by
Anthony M. Cummings, Marcia L. Witte, William G. Bowen, Laura O. Lazarus,
and Richard H. Ekman: Published by The Association of Research Libraries
for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: November 1992 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/mellon/mellon.html
"Libraries are and will remain central to the management of scholarly communication for the foreseeable future. Out of concern for the well being of institutions vital to scholarship and science, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation set out to address two main issues in this study. *The explosion in the quantity of desirable published material and a rapid escalation of unit prices for those items jeopardizes the traditional research library mission of creating and maintaining large self-sufficient collections for their users. Issues of pricing, acquisition, and collection are the focus of the study's sustained statistical analysis, which brings together kinds of information not often, sometimes not ever, gathered in one place before. *The rapid emergence and development of electronic information technologies make it possible to envision radically different ways of organizing collections and services the library has traditionally provided. Insofar as the finances of collection development approach a crisis, the new technologies offer possible mitigation and perhaps a revolution in ways of knowing."
UNC-CH Scholarly Communication
Working Group http://ils.unc.edu/schol-com/
"The Working Group on Scholarly Communication is a multidisciplinary problem-centered group with a broad concern for all dimensions of contemporary scholarly communication. These include, but are not limited to, the economics of publishing, the evolution of scholarly disciplines an its effect on publishing, information policy, copyright, the interactions of academic reward systems and publishing, and new communication technologies and their potential for providing relief from the crisis in scholarly communication. Through speakers, discussion groups, sharing of literature and news notices, and an electronic bulletin board, the Working Group hopes to stimulate discussion on these issues and, it is hoped, to be a catalyst for papers on scholarly communication, grant proposals and collaborative research."
Journals and Legitimate Media in the Systems of Scholarly Communication
"While the number of electronic scholarly journals is growing steadily, they have not yet been accepted as legitimate publication outlets by the scholarly communities. This article examines how moving from paper to electronic distribution alters the legitimacy and perceived quality of journals. It also examines the prospects for creating diverse high quality electronic journals in the next two decades."
Electronic Journals: The Grand Information Future?
Mike Sosteric, Department of Global and Social Analysis, Athabasca University
" This article examines the political economy of scholarly publication. After briefly outlining the
contours of the current crises in the scholarly communication system, the article goes on to discuss
how individual electronic scholarly publication projects have challenged the traditional publishing
houses by offering alternative models of scholarly publication that more closely fit with the needs of
the academy. The article then looks at some of the ways in which the traditional interests have
responded to the threat posed by the independent publishers. As is demonstrated in the article, their
response has been aggressive. The article closes with a warning about a possible shift, made
possible by advanced information technologies, in the way the scholarly communication system is
funded. After examining the potential for the development of a user pay-per service, the article
concludes with a warning about the academic and intellectual fallout of a move away from a
collectively funded scholarly communication project."
Publishing Bibliography http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.htmlhttp://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html
By Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Version 29: 2/16/2000
A New Model For Scholarly Communication
Anne M. Buck, Richard C. Flagan and Betsy Coles,
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, March 23, 1999
"It is becoming increasingly clear to the scholarly community that we must envision and develop for ourselves a new, affordable model for disseminating and preserving results, that synthesizes digital technology and the ongoing needs of scholars."
Journals at the Crossroads A Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing.
"Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads makes publishing history. It is the first time that a book derived from a series of wide-ranging Internet discussions on a scholarly topic recreates (insofar as possible) an e-mail experience for a general academic and publishing audience."
of Electronic Journals on Scholarly Communication: A Citation Analysis
by Stephen P. Harter.
New Horizons in Scholarly
Communication - Home Page http://libweb-01.ucsc.edu/scomm/
"We define "scholarly communication" broadly, as the various means by which information
exchange takes place in academia--including the formal publication of research; informal
discourse among colleagues; class discussions and lectures; data retrieval through local and
global networks; and continuing access to the scholarly record in print and digital libraries."
LEGISLATION AND SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION - WORKING DRAFT
Publishing and scholarly communication on the Internet http://citd.scar.utoronto.ca/capa/e-publishing.html
"Network based scholarly publishing has a major impact upon the ways in which academics communicate the results of their research. The advent of new information technologies, and in particular the World-Wide Web, offers very positive advantages in terms of rapidity of scientific and scholarly exchange and access to information, but also raises important issues regarding intellectual property rights, peer review, the integrity of data and the storage and archiving of material. The purpose of this page is to provide convenient links to discussions on these issues and to point to some innovative projects in scholarly publishing and electronic journals. The articles and e-journals listed here are far from exhaustive, and they represent only a small sample of the rapidly growing activity of electronic publishing."
Committee on Scholarly Communication http://www.indiana.edu/~librcsd/csc/
Overview of the Scholarly Societies Project http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/society/overview.html
Website of the American
Council of Learned Societies http://www.acls.org/jshome.htm
The Electronic Monograph in the 21st Century http://www.acls.org/jhd-aha.htm
American Council of Learned Societies, John H. D'Arms
Panel on "Scholarly Publishing in the 21st Century", American Historical Association
Chicago, January 7, 2000
"The history of producing scholarly writing for scholarly readers—from the
papyrus roll, to the codex, through the advances of the Carolingian period,
to the age of Gutenberg—suggests that while the medium is not identical
with the message, the two are closely linked. The scholarly medium has
always both enabled scholarly messages but has also inevitably constrained
them; moreover, new media have also sometimes required or created new
organizational forms. This initial reminder may be salutary as we approach
the prospects of the scholarly monography in the twenty-first century."
Office of Scholarly Communication http://www.arl.org/scomm/index.html
Digital Library and Archives
(formerly Scholarly Communications Project), University Libraries, Virginia
The Scholarly Communications Project has expanded its resources and services and merged
with Special Collections to become the university's Digital Library and Archives. Since
1989, SCP has worked with members of the university community to help them create online
resources such as electronic journals, and to use library services such as electronic reserve with its
centralized access to course materials. In addition, DLA designs and maintains systems including
those for electronic theses and dissertations and digital images. Special Collections, including rare
books, manuscript collections, and the University Archives, collects and preserves unique historical
materials, providing access to them in their original form and online through the Internet.
LEGISLATION AND SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION - WORKING DRAFT http://www.ucop.edu/irc/wp/wp_Docs/wpd006.html
Over the past two years, much thinking about the networked information age has focused on revising intellectual property regimes to regulate technological capabilities that did not exist when current laws were drafted. In the political arena, the Commerce Department issued a White Paper that became the basis for proposed copyright legislation and for proposed new international treaty language. Contrary to initial expectations--and contrary to the claims of its authors that the proposed legislation represented mere technical adjustments to copyright law--these efforts proved to be so contentious that the bills died in committee. At this writing, the treaty language remains pending, and it is anticipated that new copyright bills will be introduced into the next Congress. Before grappling with detailed legislative language, the University of California seeks to articulate a set of broad principles that can be used to guide institutional positioning in the political arena by
providing a set of standards against which to evaluate legislative proposals.
Issues in Research Libraries http://www.lib.utexas.edu/cird/Issues/issues.html
"With scholarly journals costing as much as $20,000, commercial scholarly publishers with annual profits as high as 40%, and scholarly societies increasing prices at rates just slightly less than commercial publishers -- the current system of scholarly communication has been breaking down for several years. Libraries cannot afford the high cost of journals, and the price of journals has forced libraries to reduce the purchases of books. As a result, each year libraries purchase fewer journals and fewer books. Meanwhile researchers continue to publish in high-cost, high-prestige journals that reach fewer and fewer of their colleagues. Unless there is change in this model, the current system of scholarly communication will continue its gradual collapse."
cost of publishing an electronic journal: a general model and a case study
D-Lib Magazine, November 1998.
Journals - Resource Guide http://www.harrassowitz.de/ms/ejresguide.html#Usage
of electronic journals introduction
"This Resource guide is an introduction to the rapidly growing field of electronic journals. The sources are spread broadly across the library literature, and this guide attempts to select a representative, but not exhaustive, group of publications that cover the history of e-journals and the main issues involved in their production, management and use. The guide also suggests starting points for more in-depth investigations, and includes sources for keeping current with ongoing developments in electronic journals."
SPARC Fact Sheet
"SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition, is an alliance of libraries that fosters expanded competition in scholarly communication. Launched with support from membership of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), SPARC creates "partnerships" with publishers who are developing high-quality, economical alternatives to existing high-price publications.
By partnering with publishers, SPARC aims to: create a more competitive marketplace where the cost of journal acquisition and use is reduced, and publishers who are responsive to customer needs are rewarded; ensure fair use of electronic resources, while strengthening the proprietary rights and privileges of authorship; apply technology to improve the process of scholarly communication and to reduce the costs of production and distribution."
Conference on the Future of Scholarly Communication
Scholar's Forum http://library.caltech.edu/publications/scholarsforum/
Canadian Electronic Scholarly Network Homepage http://www.schoolnet.ca/vp-pv/cesn/e/
Public E-Print Archive: Stevan Harnad on Interactive Publication http://cogsci.soton.ac.uk/%7Eharnad/intpub.html
The Journal of Electronic
University of Michgan Press, Colin Day, Editor.