staying current in scholcomm

Below I offer my suggestions for librarians looking to stay current in the field of scholarly communication (“scholcomm”). This list is primary aimed at people new to the field, but I hope it will also be useful to those who have been around for a while and may discover a mailing list, conference, or other resource they were unaware of. Comments and suggestions are welcome!

The major organizations


Email lists


Recurring conferences, symposia, and other meetings

Also see the DLF-sponsored events calendar, the events section of the Open Access Directory, the Open Access Community Events listing from OASPA, and the monthly NISO Newsline for listings of events.



See also Publishing options for research in Scholarly Communication.

A bit farther afield thematically

Email lists

  • The LIBLICENSE project has a list called LIBLICENSE-L that, while originally focused on licensing of access to content, now addresses “the creation, publication, distribution, and economics of scholarly electronic information.”

Recurring conferences

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