SCHOLCOMM Discussion List

The SCHOLCOMM email discussion list, sponsored by ACRL, is designed to meet the increasing interest in scholarly communication issues and to allow librarians and other interested parties to exchange opinions, views and news.

SCHOLCOMM is a discussion group that provides a forum for the examination and analysis of topics such as open access to scholarly information, new models of scholarly publishing, increasing journal prices, copyright law and policy, related technologies, and federal information law and policies that impact the access of scholars, students, and the general public to scholarly information. In addition to ongoing discussions of critical issues, the list will contain:

· postings on upcoming conferences
· calls for papers
· legislative news announcements
· other relevant material

This list serves an audience of librarians, researchers, scholars, policy makers, and all who have a vested interest in the sharing of scholarly communication.

ACRL welcomes its members and others interested in the various facets of scholarly communication to join in the discussion. SCHOLCOMM is structured such that only subscribers can post messages to the list and review the list to see who is subscribed.  The list is open and unmoderated.

First-time users should go to the  ALA Mailing Lists Service Web page and click on the "Send me a password" link near the bottom of the page.  Once the password has arrived, return to the interface and and log-in.  Click "view all lists" to view all public lists.

To subscribe to a list, click on the "view all lists" link in the center-left of the main ALA Mailing Lists Service Web page.   All the lists that are available for subscription will be displayed.  After clicking on the name of the list you wish to join, click the red "subscribe" link on the left hand side of the page.  That's it!  You'll receive confirmation of the subscription via email. 

Manage your subscriptions by logging in to the  ALA Mailing Lists Service Web page and clicking the "Your subscriptions" link in the top-right of the page.  From here, click on the name of the list you wish to administer.

Interested in subscribing to other ACRL discussion lists?  A complete list is available here.