JLSC offers Best Practices towards Open Access

posted Jul 5, 2012, 9:07 AM by John Hagen   [ updated Jul 5, 2012, 9:10 AM ]
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The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication is a quarterly, peer-reviewed open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives.

JLSC provides a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors’ rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC informs practices that strengthen librarianship.

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication is a shared intellectual space for scholarly communication librarians, institutional repository managers, digital archivists, digital data managers and related professionals.

The journal welcomes original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats (e.g. video).

JLSC is published by Pacific University Library. Pacific University (Oregon).

John H. Hagen, consultant for Renaissance Scholarly Communications serves as a peer reviewer for this seminal publication. Articles published in JLSC have helped to build communities of practice which provides a test-bed for the development of best practices in the area of electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) program management, institutional repository development, intellectual property rights and counsel as well as advocacy and support for open access to the “common stock of knowledge”.