Scholarly Communications is the general term for the process of creating, disseminating, evaluating, and preserving research and the product of that research, namely articles, monographs, blogs, and informal channels of communication. The field of Scholarly Communications encourages the development of effective and economically viable access to information through the development of new models for publishing, open access to information, open education resources like collaborative textbooks, and new strategies for negotiating licensing to preserve the rights of authors. It also preserves and asserts the principles of fair use of copyrighted material for educational and research purposes.
The Association of College and Research Libraries outlined the following Principles of Scholarly Communications:
Principles and Strategies for the Reform of Scholarly Communication. ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee, 24 June 2003. Web. 22 Aug. 2016.
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