Who We Are

The Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI) provided opportunities for leaders in scholarly disciplines, academic libraries, advanced technologies, and higher education administration to study, develop, and implement creative and innovative strategies to advance scholarly communication in the context of the ongoing digital revolution. Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2003 – 2013, SCI events were hosted periodically by the University of Virginia Library and other institutions.

What is scholarly communication?

The term “scholarly communication” is often used as shorthand for peer-reviewed publishing, traditionally the primary way a discipline advances. But at SCI, the focus of attention was on the process of communication itself, in the broadest sense: how scholars find information, create knowledge, and communicate among themselves, with students, and beyond the academy with other audiences.