Scholarly communication is the system through which scholars create, evaluate, and share the results of their work. Traditionally, researchers write articles and other publications, submit them for review by experts in their field, and publish them to be read by colleagues. Libraries typically provide access to these publications.
In recent years, this traditional form of scholarly communication has become less sustainable as access restrictions and the rising price of journals present barriers to maintaining an effective system. Today, the scholarly communication system is changing to reflect the rise of scholarly materials that are available online free of many price and copyright restrictions. This new system is the foundation for many types of research and scholarship.
We can provide information about open access (OA), publication agreements and your rights as an author, copyright considerations, investigating low or no cost course materials, or by bringing a workshop to your class or department. Workshops currently offered are:
Open Educational Resources: Affordable Course Materials
Copyright in the Classroom
Your Rights as an Author
Creative Commons: Helping Students Use Openly Licensed Resources
To see our upcoming workshops, please visit our calendar of events.
All information provided is intended as educational and is not legal advice.