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Scholarly Communications: Scholarly Communication News (SCONE)

Information and updates supporting the creation, dissemination, use, and preservation of the research data, creative works, and other scholarly outputs that weave together the fabric of your research.


The Stone of Scone, also known as the “Stone of Destiny,” is the ancient symbol of the Scottish monarchy and was used for centuries in the coronations of its kings. From 1296 onward, it has been used for the coronations of England and then eventually Great Britain. The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has defined 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.” Scholarly Communication is commonly referred to as an ever-evolving life-cycle and ecosystem. As a constantly changing field, Scholarly Communication is also representative of its own “destiny,” as an agent of change within the practices and methods of academic scholarship and research. 

In Scholarly Communication News, readers will find information related to Scholarly Communication in the News, Scholarly Communication at CMU, and Open Access Updates from our campus services and resources. 

For more information about the blog, or to provide a guest post, please contact, David Scherer, Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant,

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