Following a flurry of emails about scholarly communications resources on the scholcomm listserv, I thought it would be helpful to compile the results. While not intended to be comprehensive, here are some of the recommended resources on scholarly communication, open access, copyright & institutional repositories – all are issues that are intricately tied with one another. (I’ve peppered some of my own recommendations in here as well).
Kristin Yiotis, “The Open Access Initiative: A New Paradigm for Scholarly Communications”, Information Technology and Libraries, Dec 2005 –Provides a good overview of the Open Access landscape
Hanna Kwasik and Pauline O. Fulda, “Open Access and Scholarly Communication– A Selection of Key Web Sites”, Summer 2005 in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Avail online at: http://www.istl.org/05-summer/internet.html
Richard Wellen, “Taking on Commercial Scholarly Journals: Reflections on the ‘Open Access’ Movement”, Journal of Academic Ethics 2: 101-118, 2004.
Statement on Open Access issued in February 2007 by the Association of American University Presses
Impact of IRs and Open Access
Kristin Antelman, “Do Open Access Articles Have a Greater Research Impact?”, College and Research Libraries,65(5), September 2004, 372-382.
Gunther Eysenbach, “Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles”, Public Library of Biology, 4(5):e157.
Stevan Harnad and Tim Brody, “Comparing the Impact of Open Access vs. Non-OA Articles in the Same Journals”, D-Lib Magazine, June 2004.
The ACRL Toolkit. It’s in the process of being updated, but there are many links to core articles.
The ARL Scholarly Communication:
The SPARC site:
Peter Suber’s site:
Raym Crow, “The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper”, SPARC/ARL, 2002.
Miriam Drake, “Scholarly Communication in Turmoil”, Information Today, February 2007.
Clifford Lynch, “Improving Access to Research Results: Six Points”, ARL 248, October 2005.
Crane, D. (1972). “Invisible colleges; diffusion of knowledge in scientific communities.” Chicago: U. Chicago Press.
Cole, J. R., & Cole, S. (1973). Social stratification in science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Garvey, W. D. (1979). Communication, the essence of science : facilitating information exchange among librarians, scientists, engineers, and students. New York: Pergamon Press.
Tracey Caldwell, “Commons Touch on Rights”, Information World Review, February 2007.
Jessica Litman’s “Digital Copyright” (because copyright issues are absolutely inseparable from efforts to reform scholarly communication
Kenneth Crews’ “Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators.” (I second that suggestion from the listserv – this is a great resource!)
Susan Bielstein’s “Permissions: A Survival Guide: Blunt Talk about Art as Intellectual Property.”
Cronin, B. (1984). The citation process: the role and significance of citations in scientific communication London: Taylor Graham.
Price, D. J. S. (1986). Little science, big science…and beyond. New York: Columbia University Press.
Cole, S. (2000). The Role of Journals in the Growth of Scientific Knowledge. In B. Cronin & H. B. Atkins (Eds.), The Web of Knowledge: A Festschrift in Honor of Eugene Garfield (pp. 109-142). Medford, N.J.: Information Today.
Borgman, C.L. (2007) Scholarship in the Digital Age. MIT Press, Cambridge
good review in Learned Publishing (http://dx.doi.org/10.1087/095315108X323938 – Open Access), and an article by Christine Borgman summarizing her work in this area
Other Good Stuff
John Willinsky’s “The Access Principle”
Lawrence Lessig’s “Free Culture” and “The Future of Ideas.”
John Thompson’s “Books in the Digital Age”Bradford, S. C. (1948). Documentation. London: Lockwood.