The Scholarly Communication Office of the Library and Instruction Services has an active scholarly communication steering committee.
The Goals of the Committee are:
To help CSU researchers, scholars, instructors and students make their work more visible and usable.
To assist them with open access publishing.
To answer the copyright questions,
The Committee will report to the Dean of the Library and Instruction Services.
Scholarly communication can be defined as "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs."
Scholarly communication is the process by which scholars create, evaluate, share/disseminate the results of their research and creative work and preserve them for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs.
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 disseminaton.
In recent years, traditional forms of scholarly communication have faced due to the ever-increasing costs of materials, the budget cuts, and copyright restrictions libraries were not able to maintain an open-access system. Today with the digital publishing, the creation of Creative Common system which eliminates access restrictions, The scholarly communication includes content creation and dissiminationdue to the budget cuts we have faced and the extraordinary and ever-increasing costs of materials
Generally speaking, Scholarly Communication focuses on four issues:
copyright for faculty publications and intellectual property rights, the growing crisis in scholarly publication pricing, alternative publication models and the issues surrounding mass digitization, the shifting landscape of fair use.and open access to scholarly information.
The CSU Library Will be committed to informing the campus community about scholarly communications programs and initiatives; its development including the authors' rights; and open-access initiatives.
The goals are:
Increasing access to scholarly information.
Publicizing alternative means of publishing.
Encouraging scholars to get their scholarly information under control, and value open scholarship.