INF2302H Special Topics in Information Studies: Innovations in Scholarly Communication

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This course will explore innovations in scholarly communications, focusing particularly on the
disruptions wrought by technology on publishing, open access, and copyright. Beginning with
a mix of theoretical readings tied to practical examples in these areas, the course will provide
students with the opportunity to investigate new and innovative ways of understanding the
scholarly endeavor. Students will be able to engage with fundamental concepts of the issues
and will develop knowledge and values that will further their capacity to engage as leaders
and information professionals.

This course requires no background in copyright or scholarly communications, although an
interest in the practice of copyright and scholarly communications librarianship will be a huge
plus.