[Irtalk] A better term for "scholarly communication"?

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 14:16:06 SAST 2015

Hi Alison,

Good point. However in the context if an academic library would it nit be
more correct to say scholarly publishing, and then the research office
manage research communication in a holistic fashion. See the graphic here:



*Hilton Gibson*
Ubuntu Linux Systems Administrator
Stellenbosch University Library

On 8 July 2015 at 13:40, Allison Fullard <afullard at uwc.ac.za> wrote:

>  Hi All
> I was following an interesting thread on the discussion list called
> ScholComm.  An individual noted that the term "scholarly communication"
> tends to be used rather loosely to reference a whole range of activities.
> The outcome of the on and off conversation has been posted as a blog by
> Kevin Hawkins at http://www.ultraslavonic.info/blog/?p=89
> What I note is that the term may be used as shorthand for at least 3
> separate concepts and that we could try to apply greater precision.
> Helpfully, some alternative terms are offered for use in particular
> settings.
> "I’m always a bit afraid to use “scholarly” when talking to anyone but a
> humanities scholar since I sense that people in most other fields use
> “scientific” or “research” in these cases. So I like “research
> communication”.
> Something to think about
> Best wishes
> Allison
> Allison Fullard
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