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A Faculty Led Response to the Crisis in Scholarly Communications

TitleA Faculty Led Response to the Crisis in Scholarly Communications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBoock, M
JournalThe Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship
Volume8
Issue3
Type of ArticleArticle
ISSN1704-8532
Keywords{GoogleScholar}, {OSULAuthor}
AbstractOregon State University's recent response to the crisis in scholarly communications recognizes that teaching faculty must be involved in communicating an appropriate response to their faculty colleagues. As authors, editors, and peer reviewers, direct faculty action can encourage publishers to lower costs and can enhance the availability of research. The author discusses the work of a faculty-led task force that communicates information about unsustainable journal costs to faculty peers and the actions that can be taken to counteract this trend. In particular, the author discusses the use of academic unit publication reviews to effectively communicate journal cost variations to faculty.
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1957/7418