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This guide is built by the Scholarly Communications (ScholComm) Advisory Group to help librarians at PALNI institutions who have an interest in scholarly communication. Whether you are brand new to this area of study or neck deep into a scholarly communication project looking for new tools to help you, we hope that you will be able to find it here.  This guide is in development...stay tuned!

What is Scholarly Communication?

The ACRL defines scholarly communication as "The system through which research and other scholarly writing are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use." This covers a wide variety of topics that affect faculty, students, and librarians at all PALNI institutions. 

PALNI's Scholarly Communication Advisory Group

The Scholarly Communications Advisory Group (ScholComm) develops and supports scholarly communication initiatives at the PALNI-supported institutions libraries.  PALNI defines scholarly communication as the cycle through which scholarly information is created, evaluated, disseminated, acquired, and preserved.  Initiatives include open access, scholarly publishing, institutional repositories, affordable education initiatives, and digitization. ScholComm also develops and maintains policies regarding the production, collection, management, preservation, and licensing of content collected and developed through such efforts.

PALNI Scholarly Communications Director