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Scholarly Communications

The term Scholarly Communications refers to the entire ecosystem for creating, registering, evaluating, disseminating, preserving, and reshaping research and scholarship, including intellectual property policies and the gamut of old and new publication types. Scholarly communications support students, teachers, researchers, and the advancement of knowledge. There is widespread belief that the traditional system for disseminating scholarship is broken.  Evolving systems present opportunities for research to be shared more broadly and rapidly.

Scholarly Communication Resources

10 Things You Should Know About Scholarly Communication
Useful guide on Scholarly Communications created for the 2009 ACRL National Conference (Updated in 2013). 

101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication - the Changing Research Workflow
Poster and organization of 101 scholarly communication tools into the 6 phases of the research workflow identified by Kramer and Bosman.

400+ Tools and Innovations in Scholarly Communication
A shared database containing (As of 2017) 600+ tools and innovations in scholarly communication. 

ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit
An online toolkit from the Association of College and Research Libraries with resources and materials for those engaged in scholarly communications. 

Directory of Open Access Journals
An independent white-list directory of over 16,000 open access journals in all sciences and disciplines. 

An organization of information professionals, researchers, publishers, and funders focused on bringing change to the modern scholarly communication process. 

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
  On open access journal focused on promotion of sharing useful information, thought, and practice focused on scholarly communications. 

Open Education Network
An open education community of institutions, systems, and consortium, creators of the Open Textbook Library.

Open Library of the Humanities
An open access publishing platform from Birckbeck, University of London focused on open access scholarship in the humanities with no author processing charges (APCs). 

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
A global advocacy organization focused on making research, scholarship, and education open and equitable.