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[BOAI] ACRL Issues Scholarly Communications Principles

From: Ray English <ray.english AT>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 08:24:15 -0400

August 28, 2003


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:
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 or Sue Martin, 
ACRL Visiting Program Officer for Scholarly Communication 
(martin AT

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