Cultural Institutes

About this page

Presenting resources related to scholarly communication is an enormous yet engaging task. Resources related to copyright and authors' rights, electronic publishing, scholarly communication as system and the open access movement abound. For now, some core materials will be posted. This page will undoutedly grow and spawn sub-pages over time.


"Emerging Genres in Scholarly Communication," report of the eighth Scholarly Communication Institute at the University of Virginia Library.

Reimagining the University Press [Special issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing 13:3 (Dec. 2010)]

Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy

Journals: DH and Beyond

Discipline-related Presentations

Changing the Center of Gravity: Transforming Classical Studies Through Cyberinfrastructure. University of Kentucky, 5 October 2007 (audio from the Digital Scholarship Colloquium)

Google Books Settlement

Many articles have been written announcing the decision in the Google Books Settlement. Here is the posting in the New York Law Journal:
Chin Decides Google Books Settlement Would 'Go Too Far', by Mark Hamblett

Judge Chin's ruling

Presentations, Papers and Reports

ACLS Commission on Cyberinfrastructure

With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies ACLS appointed a national Commission on Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Chaired by John Unsworth, dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the Commission conducted research and issued its final report in 2006.

Andrew Mellon Foundation Staff Presentations and Publications

DH2010 keynote - Melissa Terras: Present, Not Voting: Digital Humanities in the Panopticon

Digital Humanities Archive Fever (Matt Kirschenbaum's plenary talk at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) on June 6, 2011.)

Digital Publishing in the AAUP Community: Survey Report Winter 2009/2010 (American Association of University Presses)

The Future of Scholarly Publishing
(MLA Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Scholarly Publishing)

HathiTrust News and Publications

Panel Discussion on the Google Book Settlement and Scholarship (ACLS 2010)


Copyright (United States Copyright Office)

Digital Future Coalition (DFC) Learning Center
Copyright page including short descriptions of fair use and other copyright management information