Description

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

Readership

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.

Details

No. of pages:
264
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781843344889
Electronic ISBN:
9781780632193

About the editor

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, http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com

Reviews

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