Course Description

LIS 9376B-650 (Winter 2021)   Special Topic: Scholarly Communications and Open Access

Instructor: M. Seelye

Course Description
This course will provide an introduction to scholarly communication with a focus on open access publishing. Students will gain hands-on experience in scholarly publishing processes such as peer review and journal production, in addition to being introduced to behind the scenes issues including funding, promotion, assessing impact, and digital preservation.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9376B-650 (Winter 2021)
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Prerequisites: GRADLIS 9004

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Managing and Working in Information Organizations

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:

1. Analyze LIS research with a more critical eye, informed by peer review expectations (PLLO 1, 2, 9);

2. Become involved in scholarly publishing initiatives and/or pursue their own research with greater clarity surrounding best practices in scholarly communication and publishing (PLLO 1, 2, 7, 9);

3. Articulate the global implications of open access publishing and the role of librarians at various stages of the scholarly communication process (PLLO 3, 7, 9).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives