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Library Resource Guide for: SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS

Selected Internet Resources for Scholarly Communications:


  • AHDS: Arts and Humanities Data Service
    "The Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) is a UK national service aiding the discovery, creation and preservation of digital resources in and for research, teaching and learning in the arts and humanities. Currently, we cover five subject areas: Archaeology, History, Visual Arts, Literature, Languages & Linguistics, and Performing Arts"

  • dList
    Digital Library of Information Science and Technology

  • Authors:

  • SPARC Author's Addendum
    The SPARC Author's Addendum is a "legal instrument that modifies the publisherís agreement and allows you to keep key rights to your articles."

  • Humanities:

  • DHQ: Digital Hamanities Quarterly
    "online, open-access journal published by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations."

  • NEH Office of Digital Humanities
    "Our primary mission is to help coordinate the NEH's efforts in the area of digital scholarship. As in the sciences, digital technology has changed the way scholars perform their work. It allows new questions to be raised and has radically changed the ways in which materials can be searched, mined, displayed, taught, and analyzed. Technology has also had an enormous impact on how scholarly materials are preserved and accessed, which brings with it many challenging issues related to sustainability, copyright, and authenticity"

  • Should Historical Scholarship be Free?
    Addresses open access isues and their relevance to the Humanities.

  • Journals:

  • Journal Info
    Lund University's list of active scholarly journals with open access status, and alternative publishing venues. The list is arranged by subject. "The purpose is to provide an aid for the researcher in the selection of journal for publication. The publication market has continuously grown more and more complex. It is important to weigh in facts like scope and quality, but more recently also information about reader availability and library cost. The Lund University Libraries have made an attempt to merge all there items into one tool, giving the researcher the power to make informed choices."

  • Value Based Pricing
    Study from the Univ. of California testing the notion that "a journalís institutional price can and should be related to its value to the academic enterprise."

  • North American Colleges and Universities:

  • Cornell Faculty Senate Resolution

  • Duke Scholarly Communications
    "The Duke Communityís source for advice and information about scholarly communications issues"

  • Scholarly Communication: Academic Values and Sustainable Models
    Mellon funded report using five case studies in a range of disciplines. "Confirms the vital role of peer review" and suggests that attempts to move faculty to new publishing models may be failing.

  • University of California Statement on Copyright Management
    UC's Special Committee on Scholarly Communication issues a call to UC faculty to manage their own copyrights wisely, to add their scholarly work to a UC digital archive and a call to the University to assist faculty in this endeavor.

  • University of Texas: The Scholar's Space
    "The Scholarís Space joins scholarly communications blogs sponsored by friends at other colleges and universities, and national and international organizations." -- Georgia Harper

  • Washington University' Becker Medical Library
    "The Blog for the WUSM Scholarly Communications Initiative"

  • Publishers:

  • AAUP Statement on Open Access
    The American Association of University Presseswhile supportive of the principle of OA, takes a cautious stance.

    PRISM "was formed to advocate for policies that ensure the quality, integrity, and economic viability of peer-reviewed journals" Its princples seem to suggest that its chief purpose is to maintain the current peer-reviewed publishing of scientific literature without change from the current model.

  • Publishing Research Consortium
    "The Publishing Research Consortium is a group of publishing societies and individual publishers, which supports global research into scholarly communication in order to enable evidence-based discussion."

  • Scholarly Exchange
    A fully hosted open journal platform (using Open Journal Systems -- see software) for opean access journals. Costs vary depending upon use of Google supplied advertising.

  • Sciences:

  • Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research
    This is the policy resulting from the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act which now requires: "that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicineís PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law."

  • Software:

  • Open Journal Systems
    Journal mangagement and publishing system pblished by the Public Knowledge Project. It is open source and freely available.