"The Scholarly Communication Section of the Academic and Education Community of SLA provides a forum for members who are interested in, or responsible for, projects related to any area of the scholarly communication system. Some of the topics to be discussed include open access publishing in general, institutional repositories, institutional open access policies, funder mandates, peer review, tenure and promotion policies, campus publishing initiatives, and more. The Section will monitor and report on developments in scholarly communications."
The Section was approved for the Academic Division at the 2013 SLA Conference in San Diego.
Overview of the founding of the Section
The first part of this article presents a chronology of the creation of the new Section. [The author, Joseph Kraus] would like people to know more about the historical origins of the Section. For part two, he addresses some fallacies that librarians and information professionals face when discussing scholarly communication issues. This provides some of the reasons he had gotten involved in the debate. He would like the Section to address these fallacies and others in the future.