National Scholarly Communications Forum

The 2007 Forum – Improving Access to Australian Publicly Funded Research – Advancing Knowledge and the Knowledge Economy was held at The Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science in Canberra on Monday July 16.

The National Scholarly Communications Forum is a body sponsored by the four Australian learned academies, with a membership from a wide range of bodies representing academics, independent researchers, writers, librarians, publishers, together with specialists in copyright and in the new digital technologies.

The aim of the Forum was to disseminate information changes to the context and structures of scholarly communication in Australia and to make recommendations on what a broad spectrum of participants see as the best developmental policies. To this end, it organised a series of events and conferences where relevant issues were debated, future strategies proposed and outcomes recorded through a variety of forms of publications.


Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Australian Academy of the Humanities
Australian Academy of Science
Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
Academies Library Committee
National Academies’ Forum
National Archives of Australia
Australian Society of Archivists
National Library of Australia
Council of Australian University Librarians
Council of Australian State Libraries
Australian Council of Library and Information Services
Australian Library and Information Association
Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology
Copyright Agency Limited
Australian Publishers Association
Australian Society of Authors
Internet Society of Australia
Independent Scholars Association of Australia