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Scholarship in a Changing Digital Environment: Opportunities, Challenges, Recognition

Rutgers faculty are invited to attend the symposium, "Scholarship in a Changing Digital Environment: Opportunities, Challenges, Recognition" sponsored by the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Research and Graduate and Professional Education, the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences-New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Faculty Council, and the Rutgers University Libraries. The purpose of the symposium is to engage the faculty in a dialog about how to address the challenges facing the academy in disseminating the results of research and scholarship.

The products of research and scholarship are evolving concurrently with the processes for their creation. The traditional journal and monograph are joined by new forms of scholarly works that cross disciplines and do not depend on print versions. Digital technologies have expanded the range of dissemination possibilities, as well as blurred the definitions of traditional content categories. How should we value these new forms in the academy? Are new ways to accomplish credentialing, peer review, rewards and recognition needed? The development of new business models to support peer-reviewed open access scholarship is challenged by diverse perspectives on copyright and author rights. What is the university's role in the dissemination of the research and scholarship in which it has invested? Join your colleagues is a stimulating discussion of these topics.

The full symposium program is available.

Background Readings and Websites

Location: October 9, 2009, Multipurpose Room, Cook Campus Center, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM, including lunch.

Please call the Libraries Administration office, 732/932-7505, or email Janie Fultz ( no later than October 1st to indicate that you will be able to participate.

Posted September 8, 2009; September 15, 2009