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Developing a Scholarly Communication Program in Your Library


prepared by:ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly CommunicationARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication

Kris Fowler
University of Minnsota, Twin Cities

Gail Persily
University of California, San Francisco

Jim Stemper
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities



Are you planning to start a scholarly communications program at your institution? Or perhaps you have an existing program and are looking for tools that other institutions have found useful? This site outlines steps for setting up a scholarly communication program at your institution. Take advantage of the experience of colleagues who have developed tools and programs and who have identified valuable information resources. Under the 5 main sections--Establish Structure, Build Knowledge, Scan Environment, Go Public, and Evaluate Program--you will find:

  • suggestions for approaching the planning and implementation of your program;
  • generic tools you can adapt locally under a Creative Commons license;
  • and examples of how these tools have been implemented at other schools.

The Learn More section provides links to background information and resources on key issues in scholarly communication. We hope you will find this site useful and share your expertise and tools for potential incorporation into this site for the benefit of all. If you have any suggestions, please contact Julia Blixrud at ARL.



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