Talk About Talking About New Models of Scholarly Communication
Creators:Hahn, Karla L.
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Publisher:MPublishing, University of Michigan Libraries
Citation:Hahn, Karla L. Talk about Talking about New Models of Scholarly Communication. JEP: The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 11:1, Winter 2008, doi:10.3998/3336451.0011.108
Although many new forms of scholarly exchange have reached an advanced state of adoption, scholars and researchers generally remain remarkably naïve and uninformed about many issues involved with change in scholarly publishing and scholarly communication broadly. It is increasingly important that dialogue at research institutions involve a much wider group of researchers and scholars. Only active engagement by those undertaking research and scholarship can ensure that the advancement of research and scholarship takes priority in the development and adoption of new models. Research libraries have led in educating stakeholders about new models and are expanding their outreach to campus communities. In considering the effects of recent change, and looking to emerging trends and concerns, six dangers of the current moment are considered along with six topics ripe for campus dialogue.
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