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Scholarly Communication

Scope and Purpose:

This page was created to alert UMBC students, faculty and staff to current events in scholarly communication, and to highlight our partners, both commercial and academic, in addressing the scholarly communications crisis.

UMBC Documents on Scholarly Communication

  • UMBC Digital Repository Research

    This site contains general information about UMBC units willing to partner in an institutional repository along with general information about repositories.

  • UMBC's Digital Collections page

    This site features selected materials from the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Currently, the majority of the digital collections draw upon the rich and unique holdings of the Special Collections and Archives, making them available online to researchers on campus and around the world. Items cover a broad range of topics and include photographs, electronic theses and dissertations from UMBC candidates, posters, playbills, and other ephemera.

  • The Future of Scholarly Communication: A White Paper

    Word Document "The USMAI libraries recommend that the USMAI constituencies construct a new vision of the future that supports "open access" and alternative publishing models that foster competition and more efficient methods of distributing and evaluating scholarly work."

  • Library Policy Committee Report to the Faculty Senate

    This report was presented to the UMBC Faculty Senate at its April 13, 2004 meeting.

  • Open Access Fact Sheet

    Word Document The UMBC Library is exploring several open access options, several of which are expounded upon here. Others options, including SPARC, which is not covered here because of the cost, are still viable and thus worthly of consideration.

Selected institutions which have adopted open access policies


Current topics, actions, links, activities in scholarly communication

Partners in Scholarly Communication

These organizations are at the forefront of changes in scholarly communcations

University Web Pages on Scholarly Communication

These pages contain outstanding expressions of academe's point of view, from leading campuses

Registries of Institutional Repositories

Locate institutional repositories through these sites

Institutional Repositories

These are examples of the repositories being developed at other institutions.

Publisher Policies for Open Archives