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Scholarly Communication

The library can assist students and faculty throughout the scholarly communication lifecycle.

Scholarly communication is the system through which research and other scholarly works are created, evaluated, disseminated and preserved. This system includes traditional means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and emerging channels, such as digital humanities projects.

 

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Your Rights as an Author

As a creator of scholarly content, you typically own the rights to the works you produce. Before signing a publication agreement, it's important to consider how you would like to use your works in the future. Learn more about your rights as an author.

Copyright

Researchers and educators use and produce copyrighted materials every day. Contact us to discuss copyright, exceptions such as fair use, securing permission to use a work, or other intellectual property issues. Learn more about copyright.

Open Access

We can help you explore your options for publishing open access. Open access refers to research that has been made freely available online and is sometimes licensed to allow reuse. Publishing open access or archiving your published works can increase your worldwide visibility and readership. Learn more about Open Access resources.

Open Licensing

Billions of literary, scientific, and educational works have been made freely available for your use through open licensing. We can help you find works that can be reused for teaching and research or assist you in licensing your own scholarship. Learn more about some of the most common open license options at Creative Commons.

Digital Publishing

The University Libraries offers electronic journal hosting and support. Let us help you get started.

Promoting and Preserving your Scholarship

Once your scholarship has been published, you’ll want to ensure its longevity and maximize readership. Contact us to discuss strategies for preserving your scholarship through disciplinary repositories, Scholar Commons, and other sharing venues. We can also help you develop a social media strategy for your research. Learn more about sharing your research through Scholar Commons.

Open Educational Resources

Using freely available course materials is a great way to save your students money, improve learning outcomes, and customize your teaching materials. Make an appointment for help locating, modifying, or creating cost-free learning materials. Also, apply for our annual SCoer Faculty Grant or visit our OER guide to learn more.