I am pleased to let you know that my colleague Selenay Aytac, who is
a member of the C.W.Post Library faculty, and I will be offering a new
online course in the Fall 2010 semester, entitled Scholarly
Communications and Electronic Publishing. This is a new significant
course for those who are interested in current trends in libraries and
the academic publishing industry. This course will also be offered to
the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) consortium of
participating library and information science schools in the United
States and Canada in the Fall 2010 semester.
This course will look at the historic and current trends in the
scientific, technical, and medical publishing (STM) industry.
Particular emphasis will be given to understanding the changes that
are occurring in the electronic dissemination of scholarly information
and how libraries and other information organizations will need to
manage these changes. Scholarly communication genre and its underlying
components will be discussed. Some of the web-based scholarly
collaboration and communication tools will be examined. The course is
intended to be highly interactive, including online discussions as
well as the analysis of several industry case studies.
In order to provide you with a better understanding of the course,
Selenay and I have prepared a podcast which you can view at the link
below. The podcast can be found at
Please feel free to contact either me ([log in to unmask]) or
Selenay ([log in to unmask]) for more information or for a copy of
the complete syllabus.
John J. Regazzi
Director,Scholarly Communications and Information Innovation Lab
Information and Computer Science
Long Island University