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Scholarly Communication

A resource guide to Scholarly Communication for the American University community.

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Dennis Seese
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What is Scholarly Communication?

This is an introduction to Scholarly Communication and the various aspects of it and issues related to it. 

In brief, Scholarly Communication is concerned with the provision of unfettered, sustainable and economically viable access to research and scholarship in the era of shrinking budgets and skyrocketing subscription costs.  Scholarly Communication also dovetails into the innovative ways and means in which researchers and scholars are trying to make their work available to all, such as by Open Access publishing and the use of Institutional Repositories, to name just a few methods.  The following list consists of professional associations and universities that are at the forefront of Scholary Communication.

Professional Associations


Scholarly Communication Titles available through the WRLC

The following titles are available through the ALADIN Catalog and cover issues related to Scholarly Communication: