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Scholarly Communication in General

Scholarly Communication Column from College and Research Libraries News. A listing of past articles written on various topics in SC.

Kathleen A. Newman, Deborah D. Blecic, and Kimberly Armstrong. Scholarly Communication Education Initiatives. SPEC kit, 299. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2007.

Michael A. Mabe. "Scholarly Communication: A Long View." New Review of Academic Librarianship, 16(S1) (2011): 16132-144.

Rosemary Del Toro, Scott Mandernack, Jean Zanoni.“Evolution of Scholarly Communication: How Small and Medium-Sized Libraries are Adapting.” Declaration of Interdependence: The Proceedings of the ACRL 2011 Conference, March 30-April 2, 2011, Philadelphia, PA.

Lee C. Van Orsdel. “The State of Scholarly Communications: An Environmental Scan of Emerging Issues, Pitfalls, and Possibilities.” The Serials Librarian. 52.1/2 (2007): 191-209.


Scholarly Publishing

Eefke Smit. "Are Scholarly Publications Ready for The Data Era? Suggestions for Best Practice Guidelines and Common Standards for the Integration of Data and Publications." New Review of Information Networking 16(1) (2011): 54-70.

Waltham, Mary. "The Future of Scholarly Journal Publishing among Social Science and Humanities Associations." Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 41(3) (2010): 257-324.

Phil Pochoda. ”UP 2.0: Some Theses on the Future of Academic Publishing.” Journal of Electronic Publishing. 13.1 (Winter 2010).

Thomas H.P. Gould. “Scholar as E-Publisher: The Future Role of [Anonymous] Peer Review Within Online Publishing.” Journal of Scholarly Publishing. 41.4 (July 2010). Maria

Cassella, Maria, and Licia Calvi. “New Journal Models and Publishing Perspectives in the Evolving Digital Environment.” IFLA Journal. 36.1 (March 2010).

Report and Recommendations from the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable. Jan. 2010.

ARL: A Bimonthly Report, no. 252/253 (June/August 2007) Special Double Issue on University Publishing..

Laura Brown, Rebecca Griffiths, and Matthew Rascoff. University Publishing in a Digital Age. Ithaka Report 2007..

Julian H. Fisher. “Scholarly Publishing Re-invented: Real Costs and Real Freedoms.” The Journal of Electronic Publishing. 11.2 (Spring 2008).

Michael Furlough. "University presses and scholarly communication." College & Research Libraries News. 69.1 (Jan. 2008): 32.

Karla L. Hahn. "Research Library Publishing Services: New Options for University Publishing."Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2008. A study of publishing services offered by ARL member libraries that provides valuable context for librarians and campus leaders considering the opportunities offered by this rapidly emerging research library role.


Open Access

Emma Cryer and Maria Collins. "Incorporating Open Access into Libraries." Serials Review, 37(2) (2011): 103-107.

Marc L. Greenberg and Ada Emmett. “The Scholarly Communication Problem: Why Open Access is Necessary: A Transatlantic Perspective.” 2011 (pp. 20-25).

Jill Russell and Tracy Kent. Paved with gold: an institutional case study on supporting open access publishing. Serials, 23(2) (2010): 97-102.

Jamaica Jones, Andrew Waller, Jennifer McLennan. “Open Access Week: Library Strategies for Advancing Change.” Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. 270 (June 2010).

Suber, Peter. SPARC Open Access Newsletter.

John Houghton, Bruce Rasmussen and Peter Sheehan. Economic and Social Returns on Investment in Open Archiving Publicly Funded Research Outputs Report to SPARC, July 2010.

A. Ben Wagner.”Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography.” Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. 60 (Winter 2010).

Jihyun Kim. “Faculty Self-Archiving: Motivations and Barriers.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 61.9 (Sept. 2010).

Joseph J. Esposito. “Open Access 2.0: Access to Scholarly Publication Moves to a New Phase.” The Journal of Electronic Publishing. 11.2 (Spring 2008).

Anna K. Hood. Open Access Resources. SPEC kit, 300. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2007.

John Willinsky. The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2006.

Access to the Literature: The Debate Continues The Nature web focus began in March 2004, with an introductory article by Declan Butler. Between March and September 2004, thirty-five commissioned articles discuss the pros and cons of open access from a variety of viewpoints.


Digital Repositories

”Institutional repositories: the Great debate.” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 35.4 (April/May 2009).

Soo Young Rieh, Keven Smith. “All Universities Should have an Institutional Repository.” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 35.4 (April/May 2009).

Jim Ottaviani, Carolyn Hank. "Libraries Should Lead the Institutional Repository Initiative and Development at Their Institutions.". Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 35.4 (April/May 2009).

Paul Jones, Michael Day, Alexander Ball. “Institutional Repositories Should Be Built on Open Source Software” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 35.4 (April/May 2009).

Steve Harnad, Nancy McGovern.”Institutional repository Success is Dependent Upon Mandates.” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 35.4 (April/May 2009).

Charles W. Bailey. Institutional Repositories. SPEC kit, 292. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2006.

Ronald C. Jantz, Myoung C. Wilson. "Institutional Repositories: Faculty Deposits, Marketing, and the Reform of Scholarly Communication." Journal of Academic Librarianship. 34.3 (May 2008): 186–195.

Tyler O. Walter. “Reinventing the Library-How Repositories Are Causing Librarians to Rethink Their Professional Roles.” Portal : Libraries and the Academy. 7.2 (April 2007)


Faculty/Campus Issues

Alma Swan. Modelling Scholarly Communication Transitions: Costs and Benefits for Universities: Report to the JISC. Feb. 2010.

Diane Harley, Sophia Krzys Acord, Sarah Earl-Novell, Shannon Lawrence, C. Judson King. Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: an Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines. Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley, Jan. 2010.

Overcoming Barriers: Access to Research Information: a Research Network Report. Dec. 2009.

Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Scholarly Communication: Survey Findings from the University Of California. University of California, Office of Scholarly Communication and the California Digital Library eScholarship Program in association with Greenhouse Associates, Inc., 2007.

Richard Fyffe, William C. Welburn. “ETDs, scholarly communication, and campus collaboration.” College & Research Libraries News. 69.3 (Mar. 2008): 152.

Carol Ann Hughes. “The Case for Scholars' Management of Author Rights.” Portal : Libraries and the Academy. 6.2 (April 2006).

James G. Neal. "Faculty Attitudes about Scholarly Communication Trends and Issues: Tribal Differences at Columbia University." Hugh A. Thompson, ed.. Sailing into the Future: Charting Our Destiny : Proceedings of the Thirteenth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, March 29-April 1, 2007, Baltimore, Maryland. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007.



SPARC guide to campus-based open-access funds

SPARC has released a new guide and supporting Web resource exploring campus-based open-access publishing funds. Authored by SPARC Consultant Greg Tananbaum, these timely new resources survey the current North American landscape of open-access funds and explore key emerging questions on how such funds are considered and developed on college and university campuses. See "Open-access publishing funds: A practical guide to design and implementation " at

Campus Outreach to Scholarly Society Leaders, Editors, and Membe

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a new guide on outreach to scholarly society leaders to assist libraries in developing positive, supportive relationships with leaders, editors, and members of academic scholarly societies affiliated with their institutions. The guide "Campus Outreach to Scholarly Society Leaders, Editors, and Members: Promoting positive change and a continuing role for scholarly societies" is freely availabile at

Google Book Search Bibliography

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Version 4: 6/29/2009
Presents selected English-language articles and other works that are useful in understanding Google Book Search. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Book Search and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it. Available at

Making the Case for an Institutional Repository to Your Provost

Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Courtney Smith, and Kathleen Cowan. Berkeley Electronic Press. May 2009.

New OCLC Report: Scholarly Information Practices

Scholarly Information Practices in the Online Environment: Themes from the Literature and Implications for Library Service Development. (OCLC, 2009). Per press release "This report provides an expert review of the burgeoning literature on disciplinary research behaviors, synthesizes findings from decades of research on scholarly information practices and identifies key implications for libraries." It would seem that this report speaks to a research possibility articulated in the Nov 2007 white paper by the ACRL Scholarly Communication Committee: "Establishing a Research Agenda for Scholarly Communication: A Call for Community Engagement"