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Scholarly Societies

The role of scholarly societies

As a member of a society, you can make a difference


Making Change Work For You
From Create Change. Discusses how scholars can encourage change through their roles as authors, editors, and members of scholarly societies.

Letter to UC Faculty (PDF)
From George Blumenthal, Chair of UC Academic Council, and University Librarians on the challenges of negotiating subscription renewals for academic society publications, January 2005.

Nature Web Focus: Access to the Literature
A series of specially-commissioned essays from leading scientists, librarians, publishers, and other stakeholders. Includes essays — on all sides of the debate — about society publishing.

The Role of Scholarly Societies
From Reshaping Scholarly Communication by the UC Office of Scholarly Communication. Includes a Best Practices Checklist highlighting policies among a small sample of societies.

Scholarly Societies and Scholarly Communication (PDF)
One of five white papers by the UC Academic Council Special Committee on Scholarly Communication responding to challenges facing scholarly communication.

What Do Societies Do With Their Publishing Surpluses?
This report commissioned by the Association of Learned and Professional Societies Publishers (ALPSP), reports on a survey of some 68 society publishers.

Working with Societies (PDF)
From the UC Berkeley Faculty Conference on Scholarly Publishing, March 2005.

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