Scholarly Communications & Electronic Publishing

Scholarly Communications & Electronic Publishing

This course will look at the historic and current trends in the scientific, technical, and medical publishing (STM) industry. Particular emphasis will be given to understanding the changes that are occurring in the electronic dissemination of scholarly information and how libraries and other information organizations will need to manage these changes. Scholarly communication genre and its underlying components will be discussed. Some of the web-based scholarly collaboration and communication tools will be examined. The course is intended to be highly interactive, including online discussions as well as the analysis of several industry case studies.

Class Name Scholarly Communications & Electronic Publishing
Host School Long Island University
Class Identifier LIS 781
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty John J. Regazzi & Selenay Aytac
Course Tool (Online) Blackboard
Class Description This course will look at the historic and current trends in the scientific, technical, and medical publishing (STM) industry. Particular emphasis will be given to understanding the changes that are occurring in the electronic dissemination of scholarly information and how libraries and other information organizations will need to manage these changes. Scholarly communication genre and its underlying components will be discussed. Some of the web-based scholarly collaboration and communication tools will be examined. The course is intended to be highly interactive, including online discussions as well as the analysis of several industry case studies.
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date January 18th, 2012 - May 3rd, 2012
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day January 17th, 2012
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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