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Scholarly Communications: Home

Library Publishing and Academic Research

Scholarly Communications = how scholars communicate

What do scholars, researchers, and scientists communicate?


Research results

How do scholars, researchers, and scientists communicate ideas and research results?

  • books
  • journal articles
  • conference proceedings
  • repositories
  • videos
  • blogs
  • websites
  • social media
  • standardized data
  • methods and protocols 

Why is the library involved in Scholarly Communications? 

  • libraries have for centuries been responsible for the preservation and dissemination of the scholarly record, and educating people on its uses--further education, scholarship, and research, as well as improving their everyday lives at work and at home
  • librarians value making scholarship, research, and information accessible and understandable to all

Discovery and Open Access to read and to publish educational material and scholarly research

  • Open Educational Resources (OER) as teaching materials, textbooks, supplementary readings and viewing
  • Open Access journal articles
  • Open Access books
  • Open Data
  • Open Source software
  • Open Pedagogy materials

Innovation and emerging research methods and presentation modes

Digital Scholarship

Data Competencies

Digital Competencies

Scholarship is a conversation

Library Publishing and sharing/preservation of scholarship

Institutional Academic Repository

Online Exhibits and Visualizations

Open Access books and Open Educational Resources (OER)



Peer Review in the Open ecosystem

Authority is constructed and contextual

Sustainability of the scholarly record

Information has value


Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities

The new Digital and Public Humanities (DPH) minor

Academic Research and co-curricular teaching and learning engagement


Metrics and assessment of research/scholarship/creative works

Research is a process

Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Sue Wiegand
123 Cushwa-Leighton Library

Saint Mary's College


Research Process

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