Scholarly Communication for Librarians

Scholarly Communication for Librarians

1st Edition - June 30, 2009

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  • Author: Heather Morrison
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632193
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843344889

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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.

Key Features

  • Explains complex concepts in a clear, concise manner
  • Designed to quickly bring the reader up to speed on scholarly communications
  • Written by a well-known international expert on scholarly communications and open access


Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2009
  • Published: June 30, 2009
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632193
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843344889

About the Author

Heather Morrison

Heather Morrison is a Project Coordinator with BC Electronic Library Network and Adjunct Faculty with the University of British Columbia’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, where she has developed new courses on scholarly communications and open access. Heather is very well-known as an open access advocate; links to Heather’s extensive publications and presentations in this area can be found from her scholarly blog, The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics,

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Canada

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