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Scholarly Communication


SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Council, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working together to create a more open system of scholarly communication.

Peruse their website for retrospective and current information.



Scholarly Communication Tools & Resources

The rapid evolution of the scholarly communication process has engaged new models of research and publication dissemination tools and methods, providing multiple avenues to navigate its evolving processes:

Open Access to Research Tools
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories
Registry of Open Access Repositories

Scholarly Communication Events

Open Access Week: October 21-27, 2013. Redefining Impact

Monday, October 21, 2013 • noon to 1pm • Goldfield Room
Showcase Your Scholarship on a Global Scale–focus on the open access advantage to research and depositing it in Digital Scholarship@UNLV. Marianne Buehler, IR Admin.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 • noon to 1pm • Goldfield Room
Open Access Textbooks: Why and How? Key features of open access textbooks offer UNLV faculty strategies to take advantage of these personalized, sustainable, and cost-saving options. Dr. Ed Nagelhout/Marianne Buehler, IR Admin.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • noon to 1:00pm • Amargosa Room
Predatory Research Practices, Beware! Learn about the questionable, scholarly, open access publishers and their impact factors. Marianne Buehler, IR Admin.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 • noon to 1pm • Goldfield Room
Shift Your Journal from Paper or Create Anew–Dr. Porter Troutman will discuss his experiences moving his paper journal to an open access model and why. w/Marianne Buehler, IR Admin.


Open Access Week: October 22-28, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012 • noon to 1pm • Amargosa Room
Showcase Your Scholarship on a Global Scale – This presentation focuses
on the advantages of open access to research and library depositing services.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 • noon to 1pm • Amargosa Room
Research Metrics: Measuring the Impact of Research – We have heard
these terms...What do they really tell us?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • noon to 1:30pm • Rhyolite
Create a SelectedWorks Account to Highlight your Research
Examples: and Faculty only.

Thursday, October 25 , 2012 • noon to 1pm • Amargosa Room
Open Access Journals: Shift Your Journal From Paper or Create New
Dr. Porter Troutman will talk about his experiences in moving his paper journal to an open access model.

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