Results of survey: Academic efforts to address the scholarly communications crisis


Randall K. Ward1, David J. Michaelis2, Robert Murdoch3, Brian Roberts3, and Julia C. Blixrud4. (1) Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, 2320 HBLL, Provo, UT 84602, (2) Chemistry and Biochemistry, Brigham Young University, 2582 Jean Way, West Jordan, UT 84084, (3) Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, (4) Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), American Research Libraries, 21 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
During the 2002-03 school year a nationwide telephone survey of academic institutions was conducted from Brigham Young University to determine the extent of efforts in addressing the “scholarly communications crisis”, often characterized as the spiraling costs of scholarly journals. 170 universities were surveyed (all were members of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). Presented will be the statistical results of the 20-question survey along with some commonly mentioned anecdotal recommendations. The statistics gathered can serve as a benchmark for progress in addressing the crisis if the survey were repeated.

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