Nov 1 Lecture: Two Problems in Scholarly Communication and How to Solve Them

The UCSD Center for the Humanities and Geisel Library are pleased to present:

Publishing Distress in the Sciences and Humanities: Two Problems in Scholarly Communication and How to Solve Them
Dr. Stuart Shieber, Director, Office of Scholarly Communication at Harvard University
Thursday, November 1, 2012  –  3:30 pm
Seuss Room, Geisel Library
—Reception to follow at 5:00 pm

In the sciences, research results are disseminated through the journal article. In the humanities, scholarly monographs are the predominant medium. Both distribution systems are exhibiting severe signs of distress, but the sources of the problems are quite different. I will describe the symptoms in the two modes of scholarly communication, diagnose the underlying problems, and propose treatments, some proven and some speculative. 

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