Subscribe Now to New Scholarly Communications Listserve
This semester the Library is launching a system to keep faculty apprised of current issues in scholarly communication. A new e-mail listserve is now available to provide information about trends and initiatives that are shaping the future of academia.
According to Paula Kaufman, university librarian, "Scholarly communication is the core of what we do: we create new knowledge, disseminate it, and use what others disseminate to create new knowledge." Unfortunately, today's system of scholarly communication is increasingly challenged by issues such as the role of new technology and the soaring prices of journals and monographs.
Throughout the coming year, the Library will organize discussion groups on campus to address issues that are shaping the global system of scholarly communication. These issues include the ways individual faculty members can create changes in the system, copyright ownership, refereeing, the role of editorial boards, and other related topics.
Faculty who are interested in keeping up with these issues don't have to wait for a discussion group, however. The Library's new "announce-only" listserve provides updates no more frequently than once a week regarding the latest thinking and initiatives in scholarly communication.
To subscribe, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the body of the message, type: subscribe Libscholcomm-L your name (e.g., subscribe Libscholcomm-L Jane Smith).