MLA Scholarly Communications Issues
According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), "scholarly communication is the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use."
MLA has a long history of involvement in scholarly communication and publishing issues. Recently, MLA has worked through its Governmental Relations Committee, Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force, Ad Hoc Committee for Advocating Scholarly Communications, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Scholarly Communications Committee, and the library community to monitor issues and legislation, and encourage members to support open access initiatives and the NIH Public Access Policy.
MLA resources that address the wide range of scholarly communication and publishing issues include:
For further information, contact Mary Langman, 312.419.9094 x27, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last Updated: 2010 April 20