Scholarly Communication Blogs

I hope to post on this, the crowning achievement in blogging, more news and information relating to scholarly communication and open access.  To start, here is a list of scholarly communication blogs that may interest you.  The Library’s scholarly commuication LibGuide contains all the feeds.  Or, sign up for your own.

Issues in Scholarly Communication from the University of Illinois

Lawrence Lessig (Stanford Law School, Center for Internet and Society, Creative Commons)

Open Access News

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition


Stories of Africa – Featuring Chris Abani

Nigerian writer Chris Abani will speak in the Bluhm Lecture Hall (Parmer 108) this Wednesday, December 2, 2009.

Chris Abani is part of a new generation of Nigerian writers working to convey to an English-speaking audience the experience of those born and raised in that troubled African nations. he published his first novel, a controversial political thriller, when he was 16. Abani’s best-selling novel Graceland is the funny and unsettling story of a young Nigerian Elvis impersonator.

For more information on the works of Chris Abani, interviews and news stories click here.