May 22, 2022

ACRL Chooses Rebecca Kennison and Nancy Maron to Research and Report on Promising Practices within the Research Environment/Scholarly Communication System

From ACRL:

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected the team of Rebecca R. Kennison (Principal, K|N Consultants Ltd.) and Nancy L. Maron (Founder, BlueSky to BluePrint, LLC) to design, develop, and deliver a new report on effective and promising practices within the research environment and scholarly communication system and identify areas where further research is needed. The researchers will be particularly looking to include the perspectives of historically underrepresented communities to expand the profession’s understanding of these environments and systems.

The team was selected after an open and competitive request for proposals to investigate and write an action-oriented report that provides an update on progress since the publication of ACRL’s 2007 white paper Establishing a Research Agenda for Scholarly Communication: A Call for Community Engagement.

This new report will provide an overview of trends, identify effective and promising practices, and delineate important questions where deeper inquiry is needed to accelerate the transition to more open, inclusive, and equitable systems of scholarship.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Establishing a Research Agenda for Scholarly Communication: A Call for Community Engagement (2007)

See Also: Direct to K|N Consultants Website

See Also: Direct to BlueSky to BluePrint Website

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