Category Archives: scholarly communication

Staying informed about Scholarly Publishing

Useful exploration of various means for keeping up with current developments in Scholarly Publishing:

Digital Scholarship and Manuscript Studies

Libraries Supporting Digital Scholarship: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies as an Object Lesson Presented as a keynote at the Association of College and Research Libraries – Delaware Valley Chapter, on November 6, 2014, the following paper describes the work done at the Institute to support and engage in digital scholarship. It includes an interesting […]

New study on academic sharing

A new study was announced at the recent Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition (November 5 – 8, 2014). The study will investigate the ways in which research is shared in the academic community, and how this can be measured. An account of the conference presentation may be found here:

Research, Impact and Publishing in the Arts

Two recent posts about aspects of arts research raise important points about the nature, impact and presentation of research in the Arts. Julian Meyrick discusses measuring the impact of creative arts research, with reference to the experiences of UK institutions. Anna E. Kijas discusses her presentation at the Digital Frontiers 2014 conference at Texas Woman’s University […]

Interactive map of scientific publication across the world

Here is a link to an interactive data visualization of scientific publishing between 1997-2013. The data is from the National Science Foundation’s Science and Engineering Indicators. There is also a map that charts publications by country in Science and Nature. Source: The Scholarly Kitchen

Updated ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit

The ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit provides a resource for librarians on the relationship between libraries and scholarly communication. Areas covered include Author’s Rights, Repositories, Economics, Scholarly Publishing, Digital Humanities, and Data Management. The updated Scholarly Communication Toolkit is found here: Source:

AOASG Free Webinars: Open Access Week 2014

Registrations are now open for a series of Open Access Week webinars presented by the Australian Open Access Support group. Open access 101: Tues 21 Oct  12:30pm  AEDT Register Funder OA policies & requirements: Wed 22 Oct 12:30pm AEDT Register Understanding publisher agreements: Wed 23 OCT 2:30pm AEDT Register The changing publishing landscape: Thurs 24 Oct 12:30pm […]

Data Citation

An interesting discussion of the potential impact of data citation, and the introduction of the Data Citation Index. Source: Impact of Social Sciences

Nature report: Scientisits and Social Media

A Nature survey of online collaboration using social networks. Full text PDF:

The Evolving Scholarly Record Our new report, The Evolving Scholarly Record, written by Brian Lavoie, Eric Childress, Ricky Erway, Ixchel Faniel, Constance Malpas, Jennifer Schaffner, and Titia van der Werf, provides a high-level view of the categories of material the scholarly record potentially encompasses, as well as the key stakeholder roles associated with the creation, management, and use […]