Definitions and history -- Who are the scholars and why do they communicate? -- What does the scholarly communication marketplace look like? -- What is scholarly publishing and how does it work? -- What is the role of copyright? -- The role(s) of the library -- The role of the university presses -- Google books and HathiTrust -- Needs and practices in STEM and HSS -- Metrics and altmetrics -- Metadata and why it matters -- Open access challenges and opportunities -- Problems and controversies in scholarly communication -- The future of scholarly communication -- Conclusion.