Scholarly Communication

The forms of scholarly research are evolving in step with our increasingly digital world. The result has been an upheaval of the business practices governing the creation, dissemination, and preservation of academic publications. The Educopia Institute is studying and documenting the relationships between university presses, scholars, administrators, and librarians, as well as exploring the viability of cooperative alliances between these stakeholder communities. Our research is demonstrating that with better-defined incentives, use cases, relationships, and business infrastructures, such publication alliances may be used to transform the scholarly communications environment, moving the locally supported digital publishing activities that currently thrive on the fringes closer to the center of the academic process.

Projects

Chrysalis
Developing A Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing