I’ve started a research project on scholarly communication, which has led to two publications so far.
First, a column on the future of scholarly publication, seen as part of higher education. It’s my initial Educause Quarterly column, a series on the future of academic.
Second, “The (In)Visible College” (pdf) is a substantial white paper on the subject. As my colleague Grace Pang put it,
Scholarly communication is undergoing a complex transformation, complete with rising journal costs, declining monograph numbers, and a rapidly evolving digital communication environment…
[I] consider how the crisis in scholarly communication impacts liberal arts campuses and makes recommendations on how to take advantage of the sea change.
More work is forthcoming in several venues, including NITLE’s blog.