National Scholarly Communications Forum
The National Scholarly Communications Forum (NSCF) is a body sponsored by Australia's four Learned Academies
, with a membership from a wide range of organisations representing academics, independent researchers, writers, librarians, publishers, and specialists in copyright and in digital technologies. The Forum exchanges information about scholarly communication and research practices in Australia.
The aim of the Forum is 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 organises a series of events and conferences where relevant issues are debated, future strategies are proposed and outcomes are recorded through a variety of forms of publications.
The NSCF, founded in 1994, had its origins as a forum held in 1993. Changes in Scholarly Communication Patterns – Australia and the Electronic Library
, edited by John Mulvaney and Colin Steele, was published by the Academy in 1993.