The American University Library's Colloquium on Scholarly Communication features experts from both American University and the larger academic community presenting on challenges for academia in the twenty-first century. Faculty, administrators and graduate students interested in issues in scholarly communication are encouraged to join us for this series.
Scholarly communication and the open access movement has come a long way in its acceptance in the academic environment. However, the economic models of open access have not been as open and free as anticipated, and this is because publishing models are still rooted in traditional power structures. What can libraries do to subvert these imbalances? Charlotte Roh is the Scholarly Communications …more
How have Americans historically understood the battle for good public health and good sex education, in particular? Why have public health initiatives targeted, or not targeted, specific communities? Drawing on her research into the history of the United States Public Health Service and its public education campaigns, Alexandra Lord will explore the intersections between the battle for the …more
In response to increasing internal demand for and focus on metrics associated with the work of the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in 2015 the National Academies Press and the Research Center launched an institution wide initiative to standardize our data collection processes and create “best practice” guidelines for staff. This ongoing initiative includes: developing a …more
Predatory publishing is a form of low quality, amateurish, and sometimes unethical academic publishing. Why did it arise and why does it continue to thrive? Thwarting predatory publishing is possible when stakeholders grasp the underlying conditions that drive this phenomenon. Monica Berger is Associate Professor, Library, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York. Her …more