Scholarly communication is the process by which scholars create, evaluate, and share the results of their research and creative work. In recent years, traditional forms of scholarly communication have become less economically sustainable as access restrictions and the high price of journals present barriers to maintaining an open and cost-effective system. Today, with common acceptance of digital publishing, scholarly communication concerns have broadened beyond journal costs to include issues affecting content creation and dissemination. These pages cover a number of the issues involved as well as projects by Ohio University Libraries.
Resources for Scholarly Communication and Open Access
- The Libraries’ Alt-Textbook Initiative
- Information about Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons
- Information on Open Access and Open Educational Resources, including open textbooks