Scholarly Communications Committee
The Scholarly Communications Committee works collaboratively with CUNY libraries to offer leadership, guidance and direction toward shaping the course of scholarly communications at CUNY. The Committee focuses on two primary directives in support of CUNY research and pedagogy: 1.) develop and implement an appropriate, coordinated plan to educate and engage CUNY librarians; and 2.) recommend appropriate approaches for outreach to CUNY faculty and stakeholders in the issues, policies and the practices of scholarly communication.
The Committee focuses on services and programs to maximize the dissemination, access and impact of CUNY’s scholarship, including:
- Educate faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff to raise campus awareness of scholarly communication issues and developments. Provide content creators with guidance on their rights and options.
- Develop and implement policies and strategies to support and promote CUNY faculty and student research to internal and external constituencies.
- Support and promote CUNY Academic Works as an open access institutional repository service.
- Envision and endorse avenues for individual and collective action, including actions that faculty and librarians can take to contribute to an open and sustainable system of scholarly communication at CUNY.
- Identify solutions for long-term preservation of born-digital and digitized scholarship at CUNY.
The Committee is appointed by the University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources. The co-chairs are chosen by the committee and serve a two year term.