Committee on Scholarly Communication
    Charge to the Committee
    Members of the Committee

    Interim Report to the President

    Journals Affiliated with IUB
     Indiana University School of Medicine Faculty Editors of Scientific Journals 1997-1998

Key Studies and Reports

1998 To Publish and Perish - the PEW Report
March 1998, in Policy Perspectives. Vol 7, No. 4. widely noticed report which includes action recommendations
1996 Scholarship, Research Libraries and Global Publishing
a study done by the Association of Research Libraries and funded by the Mellon Foundation
IUB Main Library/Research Collections, Z 675 .A84 R44 1996
1994 Report of the Task Force on a National Strategy
for Managing Scientific and Technological Information
part of the AAU Research Libraries Project, Myles Brand, Chair of the Steering Committee
1992 University Libraries and Scholarly Communication
a study prepared for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
1979 National Enquiry into Scholarly Communication
"Report of a comprehensive three year research effort conducted under the auspices of the ACLS"
IUB Main Library/Research Collections, Z286 .S37 N37 1979

Current reports, projects, comments and publications

SPARC - the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition
under ARL Office of Scholarly Communication, "a partnership project of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and other educational and research organizations. Its mission is to be a catalyst for change through the creation of a more competitive marketplace for research information." The office released a document recently entitled CREATE New Systems of Scholarly Communication.
Newsletter on Serials Pricing Issues
from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a listserv which often includes the latest news on publishing initiatives
A Resource On COPYright OWNership For The Higher Education Community. By Project NEThics, University of Maryland. "This Web site and the underlying research is devoted to understanding the emerging conflicts over copyright ownership within the higher education community and seek to find appropriate solutions that everyone can live with."
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
By Charles W. Bailey, Jr., with direct links to internet resources where available.
IU Ruth Lilly Medical Library: Biomedical Journal Costs and Trends

A Computer is Not a Typewriter, or Getting Right with Information Technology in the Humanities
by Stanley Katz, former President of the American Council of Learned Societies and a leading advocate of electronic publication in the humanities.
Journal Price Study in Core Agricultural and Biological Journals
November 1998. from Cornell University, a survey of 314 journals, "to investigate recent changes (1988 vs. 1994) in journal prices including publisher types: universities, commercial firms, governments (including the United Nations), and professional societies and associations."
Impact of Scientific Journal Costs
from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library at UCSD, includes many tables of analysis on pricing (in order of cost per page; cost by publisher; and alpha title order) Although some of the information is geared specifically to UCSD users, it provides links to other important national studies and statements from institutions such as Cornell, Purdue, UC-Berkeley.
A Provost Challenges His Faculty to Keep Copyright on Journal Articles
Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Section: Information Technology, Page: A29, September 18, 1998. "The Chronicle of Higher Education is sponsoring an online discussion on the issues raised by a story about a debate at the California Institute of Technology over whether professors should try to retain the copyright on the articles they publish in journals. The provost at Caltech is pushing the plan as a way to deal with the rising costs of journals, but some faculty members fear that going along would hurt their chances of getting published."
Who Should Own Scientific Papers?
by the members of the Working Group "The Transition from Paper," sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. in Science, September 4th, 1998. A proposal for discussion: "Federal agencies that fund research should recommend (or even require) as a condition of funding that the copyrights of articles or other works describing research that has been supported by those agencies remain with the author. The author, in turn, can give prospective publishers a wide-ranging nonexclusive license to use the work in a value-added publication, either in traditional or electronic form. The author thus retains the right to distribute informally, such as through a Web server for direct interaction with peers."

Conferences (electronic and other)

1999 New Challenges for Scholarly Communication in the Digital Era:
Changing Roles and Expectations in the Academic Community
Washington, DC. Sponsored by: American Association of University Professors, American Council of Learned Societies, Association of American University Presses, Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information
1998 Scholarly Publishing in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
A symposium sponsored by the University of Iowa Libraries
1997 Scholarly Communication and Technology
papers presented at the invitational conference sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Emory University

Other University sites

Scholarly Communication Center from North Carolina State U
New Horizons in Scholarly Communication from U of California
Scholarly Communication Working Group from U of North Carolina