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Below you will find a list of resources provided by organizations with which the University Libraries is affiliated. These resources provide news, information and tools relating to scholarly communications.


ACRL Scholarly Communications Toolkit

The Scholarly Communication Toolkit was designed by the Scholarly Communication Committee of The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) to support advocacy efforts designed to transform the scholarly communication landscape.


ARL Create Change

Create Change is an educational initiative that examines new opportunities in scholarly communication, advocates changes that recognize the potential of the networked digital environment, and encourages active participation by scholars and researchers to guide the course of change.


ARL Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

SPARCĀ®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Developed by the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC has become a catalyst for change. Its pragmatic focus is to stimulate the emergence of new scholarly communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research and reduce financial pressures on libraries.



Portico preserves scholarly literature published in electronic form and ensures that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researchers and students.