Academic Exchange _ Scholarly Communication 

The ACRL (American Association for University and Research Libraries) defined academic exchange in 2003 as:

“a system for the creation, quality assessment, dissemination of research papers and other academic works, and dissemination to academia and preservation for use. future. This system includes formal exchanges Forms, such as publication in peerreviewed journals, but also informal channels, such as electronic listing services.

In summary, it can be defined as the life record of the steps involved in creating , publication, dissemination and discovery of an academic research cycle. The Academic Communication Toolkit was originally launched by ACRL in 2005 and includes the following steps required for communication:

(i) research, data collection and analysis

(ii) creation

(iii) peer review

(iv) publication and

( v) discovery & diffusion.

There are various participants or stakeholders at different stages in this life cycle, including researchers, funders, reviewers, editors, and of course, libraries.

Author: 21st Century Library & Information Technology Network [Information & Knowledge Dissemination Platform By Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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