Beyond Gatekeepers of Knowledge: Scholarly Communication Practices of Academic Librarians and Archivists at ARL Institutions

Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Andrew Tsou, Sara Naslund, Alexandra Hauser, Melissa Brandon, Danielle Winter, Cody Behles, Stephen Finlay
2016 Figshare  
Librarians and archivists are intimately involved in scholarly communicationsystems, both as information providers and instructors. However, verylittle is known regarding their activities as scholars. This study seeks toexamine the scholarly communication practices of librarians and archivists,the role that tenure plays in scholarly communication practices, andthe degree to which institutional support is provided in librarians' effortsto consume and disseminate research and reports of best
more » ... eports of best practices. Aquestionnaire was sent to professional librarians and archivists at 91 ARLinstitutions. The responses demonstrate that ARL librarians and archivistsare avid consumers and creators of scholarship, and they use emergingtechnologies to stay up-to-date on the profession's latest research.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4272434.v1 fatcat:oytngnytcrg5jdhpxnstgeruaq