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How can I find out more information about scholarly communications?
Several web sites have detailed information:
Create Change Web site - This site has more detailed data about the scholarly communication crisis, and it is a resource for both faculty and librarians to work for change.
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) has a Scholarly Communication page with information about CIC activity in support of open access and resources for CIC schools.
The Association of Research Libraries Scholarly Communication page also has the latest developments on this topic.
Blogs to follow:
Books on the topic:
Peter Suber, from the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, has published a book with MIT Press: Open Access (read online from MIT Press through the MSU Libraries or various other open access formats, or check out a paper copy).