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Mapping Scholarly Communications Infrastructure

Mapping Scholarly Communications Infrastructure is an effort to study the current state of digital scholarship infrastructure in the U.S. and to help envision a more modernized and sustainable system that would enhance scholarly communication at colleges, universities, and research libraries across the country.

With a recent grant from The Andrew Mellon Foundation (see press release) over the next 18 months, this project will focus its efforts on mapping out the range of infrastructure that comprises the system of scholarly communication, and surveying colleges and universities to understand their current investment practices in this infrastructure.

Details of the project are posted on the project website for those who would like to know more.

Project Outputs:

Census for Scholarly Communication Infrastructure (piloted Spring 2019; released openly May 2019)
PDF version of the Census instrument (note: contains ALL questions, many of which are logic-based)

PILOT Library Survey (Stay Tuned! We hope to have this instrument ready for formal issue by June 2019)