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[BOAI] ACRL Issues Scholarly Communications Principles
From: Ray English <ray.english AT oberlin.edu>
August 28, 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION ACRL Issues Scholarly Communications Principles and Strategies The Association of College and Research Libraries has issued its "Principles and Strategies for the Reform of Scholarly ↵ Communication." The document, which was prepared by the ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee and approved by the ACRL Board at the ALA annual conference in Toronto, is the foundation statement for the ACRL scholarly communications initiative. The document contains a brief definition of the existing system of scholarly communication, an overview of the scholarly communication crisis, and an enumeration of general principles and specific strategies that ACRL supports in working for reform of the system of scholarly communication. The document is accessible online at: http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ACRL/Publications/White_Papers_an d_Reports/Principles_and_Strategies_for_the_Reform_of_Scholarly_Communicati on.htm It will also be published in the September issue of College and Research Library News. Comments and questions may be addressed to Ray English, Chair of the ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee (ray.english AT oberlin.edu) or Sue Martin, ACRL Visiting Program Officer for Scholarly Communication (martin AT skmassociates.net).
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