Scholarly Communication for Librarians


  • Heather Morrison, University of British Columbia, Canada

Reviews the current landscape of scholarly communications and publishing and potential futures, outlining key aspects of transition to best possible futures for libraries and librarians.
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Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science


Book information

  • Published: June 2009
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-488-9


The most satisfying aspect of Scholarly Communication for Librarians is Morrison's evaluation of the roles librarians can play as scholars writing, archivists managing repositories, acqusitions experts purchasing, authorities on publishing advising faculty, reference librarians answering research questions, and advocates of open access pushing for publishing models that support availability of information over profit for private investors., Digital Library Archives
One of the book's strongest chapters examines the economics of scholarly journals using the concept of the cost per article of producing articles in various types of journals., Digital Library Archives
The book is easy to read and most importantly provides practical coverage of a topic that is of interest to librarians and other information professionals., Library Management

Table of Contents

Scholarship and scholarly communication; Scholarly journals; Publishing: The scholarly mission, and the multi-billion-dollar industry; Libraries and librarians; Authors’ rights and intellectual property; Open access; The economics of scholarly communications in transition; Emerging trends and formats; Summary and conclusions.