Fostering Innovation in Scholarly Communication

Tuesday, April 6 @ 12:30 PM: Communicating Climate Change Science: What should researchers do--and what do they need to do--to make scientific data on climate change widely accessible and interpretable? More info

Duke University approves open-access policy: On March 18, Duke's Academic Council unanimously approved an open-access policy similar to those at Harvard and MIT. More info

RECENT EVENT: Ten Years of PubMed Central: National Center for Biotechnology Information Director David Lipman gives an overview of the past, present, and future of PubMed Central. VIDEO COMING SOON


Advancements in digital technology offer today's scholars and researchers countless new ways to create, share, and archive their work. Besides granting new knowledge unprecedented reach and impact, these developments have sparked a reevaluation and debate around the conventions of scholarly exchange.

The Scholarly Communication Program, an initiative of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) at Columbia University, aims to facilitate discussion of and innovative approaches to sharing scholarly work, as well as offer practical information about the opportunities and challenges presented by scholarship and research in a time of technological change. The program's overarching goal is to encourage the Columbia community's active participation in creating a system that best serves the needs—and maximizes the impact—of scholarship and research at Columbia.