Scholarly communications covers a broad range of activities, including the discovery, collection, organization, evaluation, interpretation, and preservation of primary and other sources of information, and the publication and dissemination of scholarly research. As these issues become increasingly important to our members, ASERL’s Scholarly Communications Interest Group strives to support the development of such initiatives through the provision of education and training resources and fostering a network of colleagues who share similar interests and needs.
The ASERL Scholarly Communication Interest Group is currently led by co-chairs Molly Keener (Scholarly Communications Librarian, Wake Forest University) and Andrew Wesolek (Head of Digital Scholarship, Clemson University Libraries).
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for two in-person conferences for ASERL members to be held in April 2018 in Atlanta:
- ASERL hosts ACRL’s “Intersections of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication” Road Show — April 26, 2018.
- ASERL / ARL Library Liaison Institute — April 27-28, 2018.
These events are open to ASERL members only. Any ASERL member can register for the Intersections workshop; participants in the Library Liaison Institute must be nominated by the library dean/director as part of a 2-3 person team. Registration for both events closes on March 16, 2018, or when space is filled. Click on links above for more information about each event.
What’s new in ASERL’s Scholarly Communications Interest Group?
See www.aserl.org/blog/ for older posts.
ASERL Scholarly Communications Interest Group Activities
- May 2015 – ASERL hosts first Scholarly Communications Unconference (SCUNC) at the University of Central Florida.
- September 2014 – ASERL Awards Mini-Grant to Mississippi State University Libraries to review & update tools needed to apply Fair Use in Resource Sharing contexts.
- Spring 2014 – Visiting Program Officer for Scholarly Communications Christine Fruin authored four articles describing the then-current state of affairs within the membership:
- August 2013 – ASERL Summertime Summit: “Liaison Roles in Open Access and Data Management: Equal Parts Inspiration and Perspiration” (Recordings available in the Archive).
- April 2013 — ASERL files amicus brief in appeal of copyright infringement lawsuit against Georgia State University
- February 2013 — ASERL Supports Open Access Principles in White House Directive and Proposed FASTR Legislation
- November 2011 — ASERL Becomes Signatory to Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities